Manchester City Coach, Guardiola, gained a second European Super Cup victory to his resume.
Manchester City secured their first European Super Cup victory through a penalty shootout against Sevilla.
After Sevilla missed the last maximum penalty after Serbian Nemanja Gudelj smashed the ball into the crossbar, Manchester City won the first European Super Cup in its history by winning the penalty shootout (5-4) against Sevilla. At one, it was tied for the win.
Sevilla, who played well and presented a positive image against the current Champions League champion, Manchester City went into halftime with a 0-1 draw thanks to a fantastic goal from Moroccan Youssef En-Nesyri, who scored after an exquisite cross from the Argentine Marcos Acua. However, Pep Guardiola’s team Manchester City neutralized him by tying the score with a header from Palmer to the center of the Spanish Rodri.
Nemanja Gudelj of Serbia’s final shot to the crossbar after the match ended in a 1-1 draw and Manchester City had successfully converted all five of their attempts in the penalty shootout gave the English team their first Super Cup title of Europe Manchester City. Sevilla’s curse in this match, which they have played seven times and have only won once, was extended as a result.
Pep Guardiola’s team, which qualified for the Super Cup by also winning the Champions League for the first time, was successful in this type of shot this time, which did not benefit recently against Arsenal in the English Super Cup, while Sevilla had no luck that other times benefited him following a match in which he battled hard but had to yield to the opponent’s greatest resources.
The game had significant implications for both teams because Manchester City was missing three other starters with Pep Guardiola, including the Portuguese defender Rubén Dias and in the midfield, the also Portuguese Bernardo Silva and the Belgian Kevin De Bruyne, all of whom had suffered physical losses. City was also without two players who are no longer there this season, Ilkay Gündogan and Riyad Mahrez, as the first went to Barcelona and the second to Saudi Arabia.
It did have two of its franchise players, including the international center forward now regarded as the finest in the world, the Norwegian Erling Haaland, and two reinforcements this summer in the form of the Croatians Josko Gvardiol and Mateo Kovacic. It also had another of its franchise players, the Spanish international Rodrigo Hernández.
In the case of Sevilla, the previous ones were influenced by comments about the potential departures in August of players like the Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bono or the Argentine left-back Marcos Acua, despite the fact that José Luis Mendilibar stated the day before that this would not have any bearing on this game and the two were starters.
The Basque coach instructed his team to play bravely and for a long period on the Manchester City field, and he did so right away. Bond quickly responded, but Nathan Aké of the Netherlands quickly struck back.
Acua’s left-side cross and Moroccan Youssef En-Nesyri’s spectacular header gave the people of Seville the lead after 25 minutes in a tactical match between two teams that wanted to see the rival’s supplies but also showed that the resources of the ‘citizen’ formation could awaken at any time.
Argentine Erik Lamela’s well-intentioned shot, which came a few minutes later with the score at 1-0 and the English waiting for a response, indicated that Sevilla was there and that Badé and Gudelj were engaged in a physical altercation with Haaland without him. Free balls will be given to the Norwegian.
The patience of Guardiola’s team, as well as their resources from set pieces, also showed great wear and tear as the first half got underway against an Andalusian team that asked the referee to blow the halftime whistle after three minutes that seemed to go on forever despite City having few clear chances.
It was anticipated that the second half would open with the first part closing, and it was City that played a lot and forced Sevilla to back down, but the physical waste to close gaps and the risks of those from Manchester City with their advanced lines could be translated after five minutes in the 0-2, even though now, the magnificent counterattack by Lucas Ocampos was not taken advantage of by En-Nesyri with his foot alone against the Brazilian go
The only team that succeeded was City, thanks to a spectacular cross from Rodri to the second Well defined stick by Cole Palmer with the head. The Spanish formation on the counter forgave a lot to open a gap and did not take advantage of the gaps left by the English in her desire to return the tie to the score.
After an hour of play, a new match started. Sevilla once more forgave in En-Nesyri’s boots, and City stepped up their effort against a rival who was starting to notice the tremendous effort. This effort translated into a monologue with an absolute dominance of Guardiola’s men, possessors of the ball at all times, and with the goal it seemed like it was only a matter of time.
But because of a novelty imposed by UEFA, who eliminated the option of an extension in the event of a draw for this edition of the Super Cup and felt that this debut was more appropriate for him, time ran out and the game proceeded to penalties. to City, whose players capitalized on Gudelj’s error on his final attempt and did not miss.