In the Windsor Park to Belfast, Thomas Tuchel built in addition to the three German EM drivers Rüdiger, Hvertz and Werner little surprisingly at Ziyech, one of the great winners of the preparation. Already in the first 45 minutes, the Moroccan should provide a wide variety of feelings with the blues responsible and trailers.
On the opposite side, UNAI Emery sent in the forefront next to Gerard also Summer Newcomer Boulaye Dia (Stade Reims) on the lawn. The long-standing Liverpool professional Alberto Moreno (2014-2019) should also get his moment.
Asenjo rescues against Werner
From the start, Chelsea took over the game control, Villarreal, above all, wanted to avoid an early goal and therefore took off to counter. Passivity would almost become a disasacity to the acting Europa League winner, but against Werner’s direct loss rescued the responsive Sergio ASENJO (6.). Blues Captain Kanté shot from 18 meters just left over (9th).
After just half an hour, Chelsea went well in the lead: Marcos Alonso sent Havertz along the left-hand train, the precise crossed-in of the German national player recalled Ziyech in the center easily to the 1-0 (27th). From nothing, Villarreal then offered the compensation opportunity, but DIA failed from a short distance at the angle shiny shortening Mendy (33.).
Chelsea reacted angry, but Marcos Alonso and Zouma missed it twice within 60 seconds, further expanding the leadership (35th, 36th). After a standard, Tuchel then poured the breath because Ziyech injured his right shoulder. The scorer had to be replaced directly by Pulisic. For a violent boarding, Rüdiger looked for a short round of yellow, it came to a packing. Tuchel was also warned for his subsequent complaint (45.).
Latte and poles save for the blues
With a bang, then the first half ended, because Gerard flanked the ball punctually on the second post, where Alberto Moreno was the ball with full risk of short distance Volley to the Latte Drosch (45. + 4). Even at the first dangerous approach of Villarreal after the break, the Favorit Aluminum Glück had: after a bumped rebellion of Mendy made Gerard the ball on the left post (52nd).
Also was too early: The 1: 1 of Gerard Moreno Villarreal rescued over the 90 minutes, but in the end, the Marcos Alonsos celebrated from FC Chelsea. imago images / nurphoto
Villarreal squeezed on the compensation, whereupon Tuchel reacted with a three-time change. But European champion Jorgho, Mount and Christensen could only conditionally stabilize the game of the Champions League winner. Instead, Gerard rewarded the efforts in minute 73: After a mistake of Rüdiger, DIA laid in the penalty area at the right moment for Gerard, who met with the upper left corner – 1: 1. Because Marcos Alonso the ball in the injection time only to the external network Drosch (90. + 4), it went into extension – which was absolutely earned due to the increase in performance of the Spaniard.
Pulisic missed decision – Kepa comes
In this Pulisic had the decision on the foot, the former Dortmund but shot under pressure just on the left (100th). Because after changing Mount to Sergio Asenjo desperate (108.), it actually went to penalty shooting. An “ass”, however, was Tuchel but in the sleeve shortly before: immediately before the end of the extension, the 47-year-old exchanged the keeper and brought Kepa – also memories of February 2019 were awake.
As a trafficking little later Kepa pressed a thick kiss on the cheek, he was allowed to feel confirmed. In penalty shootout, the Spaniard parried the attempts of Mandi and Captain Raul Albiol, with the blues only national players Hvertz showed directly to the beginning nerves. With Tuchel won after Jürgen Klopp (2019, Liverpool) and Hansi Flick (2020, Bavaria) for the third time in a row a German coach the UEFA Supercup. For the blues it was after 1998 the first triumph in this competition.
With a title in the luggage Chelsea starts next Saturday (4 pm, live! At Marcos Alonso) with a home game against Crystal Palace in the new Premier League season. The “yellow submarine” Villarreal rises in La Liga on Monday (8 pm) against Granada.