Chelsea beats Villarreal :Welcomed on as a substitute with seconds staying in additional time. Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga kept out two spot kicks as Chelsea beat Villarreal 6-5 in a punishment shootout.
Thomas Tuchel settled on the striking decision, and Kepa Arrizabalaga made the enormous recoveries. Welcomed on as a substitute with seconds staying in additional time, Kepa kept out two spot kicks. As Chelsea beats Villarreal 6-5 in a punishment shootout to win the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.
Tuchel, the Chelsea supervisor, had been educated by his group of analysts that Kepa had a preferred record at saving punishments .Over best option goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, so the replacement was made in the 119th moment of a match that finished 1-1 get-togethers time.
Kepa had effectively saved a punishment from Aissa Mandi when he plunged low to his right again and parried out .Raul Albiol’s endeavor in what end up being the last kick of the shootout at Windsor Park in Northern Ireland.
As Chelsea’s players ran from the midway line to celebrate with Kepa . One of the first to contact him was Mendy.
“It’s fabulous how Edu acknowledges it,” Tuchel said. ” We expected to put forth a valiant effort for the group. … There is verification that Kepa is better in this discipline.”
Under 10 weeks after Chelsea’s 1-0 success over Manchester City in the Champions League last in Porto. Cesar Azpilicueta was again lifting an European prize to the background of firecrackers and paper feed.
Among the players celebrating on the platform behind him was Hakim Ziyech. Who had his right arm in a sling after a presumed disengaged shoulder in the 40th moment. 13 minutes subsequent to placing Chelsea into the lead by changing over a cross from Kai Havertz.
That was counteracted by Gerard Moreno in the 73rd for the Spain global’s record 83rd objective for Villarreal — breaking the record he imparted to U.S.- conceived previous Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi. Moreno traded a one-two with Boulaye Dia prior to lifting his shot over Mendy and into the top corner.
Villarreal was playing in the Super Cup as the Europa League champion, a competition it won by beating Manchester United in a punishment shootout.
Rulli was on the seat Wednesday, with Sergio Asenjo beginning as goalkeeper and he saved the primary kick of the shootout from Havertz. Chelsea scored its next six, while Kepa saved Villarreal’s second — from Mandi — and afterward Albiol, Villarreal’s kid skipper.
“I was prepared, on the grounds that I realized this may occur,” Kepa said.
Kepa notably wouldn’t fall off close to the furthest limit of the English League Cup last in 2019, regardless of being called to the seat by then-director Maurizio Sarri. Reinforcement attendant Willy Caballero, a punishment subject matter expert, was prepared to come on as a substitution and it prompted Sarri nearly stomping off down the passage at Wembley Stadium.
Wednesday’s match – charged as the most esteemed at any point to be arranged in Northern Ireland – was played before 13,000 individuals, with Windsor Park at 70% limit during the pandemic and onlookers needed to wear face veils.