For the opening of the season in Spain, FC Barcelona won the Super Cup by overthrowing FC Seville who had opened the scoring and who missed a penalty in the saves by Ben Yedder. The winning goal was scored by French world champion Ousmane Dembélé. And how !
What a suspenseful match between Sevillans and Barcelonese for this Spanish Supercup ! The identity of the winner was indeed played out in the very last moments. With eleven minutes to go, after a free-kick quickly played by Messi, Dembélé stepped forward and sent a superb missile into the Andalusian nets (1-2, 79′). A victory for FC Barcelona. An achievement that will do a lot of good to the French world champion, who is plagued by doubts in Catalonia. And it was another Frenchman who was an actor, this time unhappy, in the game stops. After a foul by Ter Stegen on Aleix Vidal, a penalty was offered to Ben Yedder. But the former Toulouse player, whose attempt lacked conviction, came up against the German goalkeeper who was saving his team (90 ‘ +2).
The premiere of Clément Lenglet in central Defense
The Blaugrana, reigning champions, offer themselves their thirteenth Supercup in their history. A well-deserved success overall in terms of the physiognomy of an event where opportunities were numerous. As early as the 9th minute, it was FC Sevilla who turned in the lead after a good work by Muriel. The latter managed to shift Sarabia, which concluded with a left-hand coiled strike (1-0, 9′). A goal that was initially denied for an offside, but finally validated with good reason by the valuable help of the VAR.
Pushed from the start, Barça finally put the machine on the road but flouted the finish in the image of Suarez. Just before rest, a free-kick from Messi landed on the post, but Piqué followed well (1-1, 42′). A deserved equalisation. In the second half, both teams went for it. Vazquez hit the bar (62′), while Vaclik, the doorman of Seville, stepped in the same action against Suarez, then Messi to avoid a second goal (78′). Before the end of the game and Dembélé’s goal.
Note The first without great madness of Lenglet, starting in the middle defence, as well as the entry into play of Arturo Vidal four minutes from the end. Barça will start the Liga next Saturday by receiving Alavès. For its part, Seville, which saw the first minutes of Andre Silva, landed from AC Milan, will go to the Rayo Vallecano.