Chelsea are UEFA Super Cup winners, beat Villareal on penalties

Chelsea Football Club have emerged winners of the 2021 UEFA Super Cup in a clash between last season’s Champions League and Europa League winners.

Chelsea are UEFA Super Cup winners, beat Villareal on penalties

It took Champions League winners, 120 minutes and Kepa Arrizabalaga heroics in a penalty shoot-out to win their first UEFA Super Cup since 1998.

Chelsea made the ideal start in Belfast and controlled large parts of the first half, going in at half-time with a 1-0 lead thanks to another pre-season goal from Hakim Ziyech.

Ziyech was in the right place for teammate Kai Havertz’s pull-back in the Villarreal box to fire home the opener. However, the Morrocan’s night didn’t last much longer as he was forced off with a shoulder injury before the break.

The La Liga side came out in the second half with a renewed sense of confidence and grabbed a deserved equaliser when Gerard Moreno finished off a well-worked move with an expert effort in the Chelsea box.

Extra-time came and went and it was down to the penalty shootout, as the Blues came out on top 6-5 to lift the Super Cup.

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