Manchester City have won their first ever UEFA Super Cup after beating Sevilla 5-4 on penalties in Karaiskakis Stadium, Greece on Wednesday evening. Treble winning City and Sevilla drew 1-1 after 90 minutes but Pep’s men got the better of the Spanish side in the shootout.
City beat Inter Milan 1-0 in May to lift their first Champions League while Sevilla sank AS Roma 4-1 on penalties in the Europa League final as the two booked place for this season’s Super Cup final.
City entered this final as their first ever time while Sevilla competed for their 7th appearance. The Europa League champions broke the deadlock following Youssef En-Nesyri’s strike on 25th minute.
City, through Cole Palmer leveled in the second half to send the game to penalties.
Nemanja Gudelj missed Sevilla’s fifth penalty as City scored all five to add the Super Cup title to last season’s treble after winning the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.
Man City captain Kyle Walker to TNT Sports: “It was always going to be a tough game. The lads put in a good performance. We have to be more clinical but we got the job done.
“If anyone played with me they know I don’t like taking penalties because I don’t like letting people down if I miss. Pep put me in at five. [I wanted to] show leadership. Luckily it went in and was the winning one.”
On Cole Palmer: “This guy is incredible and he’s got good players to learn off and the best manager in the world. He needs to keep going, keep his feet on the floor like he has been and keep scoring goals. If he keeps improving he’ll be fine.
“Good teams capitalise on people’s mistakes. We rode our luck and we got there. There were tough conditions, everyone sweating, you can see it’s really hot.
“We’ve come away with this cup. To win this and put it in trophy cabinet at City is a good feeling.”