Manchester City campeón de la Supercopa de Europa


Guardiola's City ends its season by winning the Super Cup against Sevilla

Published:17/08/2023 - 02:30h

Updated:17/08/2023 - 02:31h

Manchester City won its first European Super Cup in its history, thus closing a magnificent year at the level of titles. They had to face Sevilla, a team that took them to the penalty shootout and had their main antagonist in Nemanja Gudelj, since he missed the decisive penalty

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The Manchester City topped champion of the Supercopa of Europe when winning to the Seville FC in a party that had to decide in the batch of penaltis, since it remained empatado 1-1 in the statutory time. The meeting carried out in the stadium Georgios Karaiskakis, usual headquarters of the Olympiacos FC, but in this occasion housed the clash between the champion of the Champions League and the champion of the Europe League.

The balloon began to film and the exchange of hits between the 'citizens' and the Andalusians did not do expect. The first opportunity of the duel was courtesy of the combined of Nervión to the minute 5, when Lucas Ocampos tried to do a Chilean after a centre to the area, but did not attain to connect the balloon. The 'Sky Blues' answered quickly, putting to proof to Bono in two occasions in less than two minutes: one with a shot of Cole Palmer to the 6' and another with a big head butt hammered of Nathan Aké to the 7' that was near to win to the Moroccan goalkeeper.

The Seville FC tried to impose conditions to the beginning of the party

The square of José Luis Mendilibar tried to impose a fast rhythm in the collate, but little by little the combined English was controlling these intentions and, through his characteristic style under the direction of Guardiola. The mancuneses had the possession of the balloon and generated at least two occasions of danger before the sevillanos, against all prognosis, put in advantage in the just marker after the pause for hydratation.

To the 24' Youssef In-Nesyri advanced to the Seville FC after a magistral centre of Marcos Coins from the left side, and the Moroccan won the duel to his markers Nathan Aké and Joško Gvardiol, finishing of head to win to the Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson. From this moment, the Manchester City intensified his attempts for equalising the marker, but found with a solid defence led by Loic Badé, Jesús Navas and Bono. Like this it finished the first-half, with the 'citizens' having a lot the possession of the balloon but without being able to surpass the solid defence of the Andalusians.

The Manchester City empató the meeting when it was dominated by the Seville

The second half began with a claim by part of the group of Nervión, that asked a penalti by a presumptive hand of Gvardiol inside the area, after a free shot. The referee reviewed the played in the VAR and determined that the balloon had touched first in the thigh of the Croatian, by what did not concede the penalti. From this maximum penalty no sanctioned, the ones of Mendilibar had another occasion of danger to the 49', when In-Nesyri did not attain to concretise a counterattack generated by Lucas Ocampos. The Moroccan, in a hand manually with the goalkeeper of the 'Sky Blues', defined to the centre and directly to the body of the guardameta, saving like this the English team.

To the equal that sucedió with the goal of the sevillistas, when the contrary team had bent entirely the game to his favour and generated several opportunities, the group that seemed overwhelmed attained to do present in the marker. The 'citizens' empataron the actions thanks to a goal of Cole Palmer to the 62'. The midfield player took advantage of a good centre of Rodri to the second stick and cabeceó to equalise the tanteador.

The Andalusians held the charged of the 'citizens' in the closing of the duel

From this moment, the superiority of the English team did more evident and the Seville had to defend in his area, with Bono like protagonist, the one who made several interventions saviours to keep the tie in the meeting. It did not go until roughly to the 81' that the Seville tried to look for the victory, mainly through lateral centres.

Nathan Aké had the opportunity to sentence the duel in the 90' with a finish of Chilean to a balloon centred to the second stick by Phil Foden, but the guardameta Moroccan went back to stand out like the hero of the nervionenses.

Nemanja Gudelj Failed the penalti decisive

In the batch of penaltis, the Manchester City began launching. Erling Haaland Put to the English team in advantage, and afterwards Lucas Ocampos followed suit for the Spaniards. These two players marked the way in a series of penal in which they also annotated Julián Álvarez (2-1), Rafa Mir (2-2), Mateo Kovacic (3-2), Iván Rakitic (3-3), Jack Grealish (4-3), Gonzalo Montiel (4-4) and Kyle Walker (5-4). The unlucky collection of the night was of Nemanja Gudelj, whose finish hit in the crossbar, giving him like this to the 'Sky Blues' his first Supercopa of Europe in his history.

The Seville and his bad fortune in the Supercopa of Europe

It fits to stand out that this is the fifth Supercopa of Europe that loses the Seville FC in his history, after the defeats in 2007 in front of the AC Milan, in 2015 in front of the FC Barcelona and in 2014 and 2016 in front of the Real Madrid. Only they won the one of 2006 in front of the combined of the City Condal.

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