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(FT) CHE 6-5 VIL: Kepa Brilliant Penalty Save Hand Chelsea Uefa Super Cup Title

Chelsea have won the UEFA Super Cup for the second time in their history after beating La-liga outfits Villarreal at Windsor Park in Belfast on Wednesday evening, thanks goal from Hakim Ziyech and amazing penalty save by Kepa Arrizabalaga

The European champions made perfect start to the game as N’Golo Kanté influence the middle of park before delivered brilliant long-range effort that near the post.

The Blues, then broken the deadlock in the 26 minute of the game as Hakim Ziyech delivered impressive finish.

The most technically gifted winger capitalize Kai Havertz lovely cross to given Thomas Tuchel’s men deserved lead.

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Since then Villarreal have taken the control of the game, with Unai Emery’s men wasted a brilliant set-piece opportunity on the edge of the box after a crunching challenge by Antonio Rudiger divided opinion between coaches Thomas Tuchel and Unai Emery.

But moments later the La Liga outfit got the ball back into Chelsea’s box after some fine work from Spain international Gerard Moreno, who did well to cut back a cross to find his namesake drifting in unmarked.

Left-back Alberto Moreno caught the ball sweetly just on the edge of the six-yard box, absolutely wellying it to leave Edouard Mendy helpless. Fortunately for the Chelsea keeper, it was kept out after rattling the crossbar.

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Earlier of the second half, Unai Emery’s men had another golden chance but Gerard Moreno effort was hit the crossbar.

Gerard Moreno, who produced a lot of magical display in front of goal, finally broken the deadlock to level it for Villarreal as the match heading to extra-time after 90minunte ended 1-1 draw.

In the extra-time of the game Chelsea had to golden chance, but failed to converted it. First Christian Pulisic had a glorious chance to put the Blues ahead again but his effort near post.

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Mason Mount, on the other hand, delivered spectacular strike but his effort was save by Villarreal shot-stopper.

The match, then head into penalty shoot-out after both parties are unable to extend their tally, meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel’s men secured the titles scored six at of seven penalty they were played while Villarreal scored five at of seven.

Also a big thanks to Kepa Arrizabalaga, who made a brilliant save to handed Thomas Tuchel’s men Uefa Super Cup for the second time in their history.

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