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Chelsea vs Villarreal LIVE: Uefa Super Cup result, final score and reaction after penalty shootout

Relive all the action as last season’s Champions League and Europa League winners met in Belfast

Michael Jones
Wednesday 11 August 2021 23:17
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Kepa Arrizabalaga came off the bench to save two penalties and earn Chelsea Super League success in a shoot-out victory over Villarreal.

Thomas Tuchel made the call to replace Edouard Mendy in the closing stages of the 1-1 draw - with Kepa then providing the heroics.

Kai Havertz missed the first spot-kick but after that Chelsea were perfect while both Aissa Mandi and Raul Albiol both saw their penalties saved as Chelsea won the shoot-out 6-5.

Hakim Ziyech shone from the start and opened the scoring only to injure his shoulder before half-time to give Thomas Tuchel a worry ahead of the Premier League opener against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Relive all the action live below:

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Kepa Arrizabalaga comes off the bench to secure Super Cup for Chelsea

Kepa Arrizabalaga came off the bench to save two penalties and earn Chelsea Super League success in a shoot-out victory over Villarreal.

Thomas Tuchel made the call to replace Edouard Mendy in the closing stages of the 1-1 draw – with Kepa then providing the heroics.

Kepa Arrizabalaga comes off the bench to secure Super Cup for Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel brought on the goalkeeper one minute from the end of extra-time.

Michael Jones11 August 2021 23:14
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Chelsea edge Villarreal on penalties to clinch Uefa Super Cup

It was only penalties, and it was close, but it might have been in some way symbolic.

After a week when La Liga has been dismissed, and there have been justifiably grave concerns about the extreme strength in depth at a handful of European “superclubs”, one of the biggest seals the first silverware of the season by beating one of Spain’s upstarts thanks to their bench.

Substitute Kepa Arrizabalega - still the most expensive goalkeeper in the world - turned the tone and thread of this shootout by saving from Aissa Mandi, and then won it by saving from Raul Albiol:

Chelsea edge Villarreal on penalties to clinch Uefa Super Cup

Chelsea 1 (6)-1 (5) Villarreal: Kepa Arrizabalaga was the Blues’ unlikely hero in Belfast

Michael Jones11 August 2021 23:10
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Chelsea win the Super Cup

Thomas Tuchel is speaking to BT Sport. He says that bringing Kepa Arrizabalaga on for the penalty shootout was a pre-planned arrangement.

It certainly worked tonight.

Michael Jones11 August 2021 23:06
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The trophy presentation

Chelsea are a much happier bunch. Hakim Ziyech receives his medal with his arm in a sling. He injured his shoulder in the first half after putting the Blues in front.

Cesar Azpilicueta brings up the rear, lifts the Super Cup and hoists it aloft in front of his teammates who all erupt in cheers!

Michael Jones11 August 2021 23:02
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The trophy presentation

There’s understandable disappointment on the faces of the Villarreal team as they come up to collect their runners-up medals. They took the Champions League winners to a penalty shootout and their captain Raul Albiol missed the crucial one.

This is Unai Emery’s third time in the Super Cup and his third defeat. It’s just not falling his way in this competition.

Michael Jones11 August 2021 23:00
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Chelsea win the Super Cup

Champions League winners, Super Cup winners. Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea continue to bring in the silverware. They celebrate in front of their fans that have travelled over from London.

Kepa Arrizabalaga is getting a very warm welcome.

Michael Jones11 August 2021 22:56
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Chelsea win the Super Cup

Thomas Tuchel’s masterplan worked. He brought Kepa Arrizabalaga on for the penalty shootout and two big saves later Chelsea have their hands on the trophy!

Michael Jones11 August 2021 22:50
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Penalties: Chelsea 6 - 5 Villarreal

Kepa saves it! Raul Albiol hits it low to the goalkeeper’s right. It’s a poor shot and Kepa dives across and stops it!

Chelsea win the Super Cup! 6-5 on penalties.

Michael Jones11 August 2021 22:49
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Penalties: Chelsea 6 - 5 Villarreal

Antonio Rudiger whips his effort into the bottom corner. They’re back in front.

Michael Jones11 August 2021 22:47
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Penalties: Chelsea 5 - 5 Villarreal

All the pressure is on Juan Foyth. He doesn’t feel it. Back to all square.

Michael Jones11 August 2021 22:47

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