Video .. Manchester City crowned the European Super Cup at the expense of Seville

Manchester City beat Sevilla 5-4 on penalties after the two teams tied 1-1 in regular time of the match that was held on Wednesday, to win the European Super Cup for the first time in its history.

All of the first nine kicks were scored in the penalty shootout, but Nemanja Gudili hit the crossbar to seal victory for City.

And Nathan Ake could have gifted the title to City, the Champions League champion last season, in stoppage time, but a header changed its course directly in front of the goal and found goalkeeper Yassin Bono.

And after leading the team to a rare treble last season, Spanish coach Pep Guardiola entered the history of the Super Cup after becoming the coach with the most winning participation with Italian Carlo Ancelotti.

The 52-year-old won the Super Cup with a different third team, after he had previously won it with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011 and Bayern Munich in 2013.

As for Ancelotti, he won it in 2003 and 2007 with his compatriot Milan, and in 2014 and 2022 with his current team, Real Madrid.

Al-Nusairi on a date with the net, but

And unlike what happened to him in the Community Shield match that opens the English Premier League season, where he lost to Arsenal on penalties (a 1-1 draw in normal time), City emerged victorious this time in a match during which he was left behind with a goal to Moroccan Youssef Al-Nusairi, the top scorer of Seville, who won the league title. The European hit a powerful header in the 25th minute, but City equalized with a header from 21-year-old Cole Palmer in the 63rd minute.

Palmer told TNT Sports: “Obviously losing on penalties (in the Community Shield) is not pretty at all. To come here and win the European Super Cup is great.”

Al-Nusairi was able to reach the net of the Premier League champion on more than one occasion before and after the equalizer, but he did not deal well with the situation and clashed with the brilliance of Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson.

In light of the tie, the two teams appealed directly to penalty kicks, which smiled at Guardiola’s men.

Guardiol starts for the first time

City was absent from Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne due to an injury he suffered on Friday in the hamstring in the league opening match against Burnley (3-0), which will cause him to be away from the team for a long time.

Guardiola started the match with the participation of the Croatian newcomer, Josko Gvardiol, for the first time, while the Portuguese star Bernardo Silva was absent due to illness, which prompted the Spanish coach to involve Palmer in the front line alongside the Norwegian Erling Haaland and Jack Grealish.

On the opposite side, and in his seventh participation, which made him the third most involved in the Super Cup match behind his compatriots Barcelona (9 and won 5 times) and Real Madrid (8 and won 5 times as well), all eyes were on Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, who played what might be his last match with Seville before his expected move to the Saudi League.

The Moroccan international was facing a difficult task on Wednesday, but he was on time at the beginning of the match to save his team from a shot by Palmer, then a header by Dutchman Nathan Ake (8).

The fourth Qatar World Cup 2022 returned to shine in blocking a shot by Grealish after an effort by the Serbian newcomer Mateo Kovacic (17), before his team’s response came as a surprise, as he succeeded from his first opportunity to open the scoring from a wonderful header by the other Moroccan Al-Nusairi after a perfect cross from Argentine Marcos Acuña ( 25).

The Spanish team maintained this superiority until the end of the first half, then almost surprised the England champion with another counterattack led by Argentine Lucas Ocampos, who played a perfect ball for Al-Nusairi, and the latter hit it, but this time he collided with the brilliance of Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson (50).

Al-Nusiri returned to threaten the “Citizens” goal again, but his shot diverted from Kyle Walker to his goalkeeper Ederson, who saved the situation again (60).

City’s response was fruitful, with a very beautiful header for Palmer, after a wonderful cross pass to Spaniard Rodri (63), to start the confrontation from scratch.

Once again, Al-Nusairi found himself in front of the goal and in front of a perfect opportunity to put his team back in front, but he failed again to put the ball out of the reach of the Brazilian goalkeeper (65).

Palmer almost gave City the lead through a beautiful individual effort and a court shot, but Bono was on the lookout for him this time (69).

City continued its rush in the midst of a complete decline for coach Jose Luis Mendelibar’s team, before he woke up in the last ten minutes and besieged his opponent, who almost snatched a fatal goal through Akkeh from a header after a free kick executed by Phil Foden, but Bono stooped and saved his team (90).

Then the two teams resorted to a penalty shootout, which was decided by City, thanks to Godel’s misfortune.

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