Manchester City edged a penalty shootout against Sevilla on Wednesday night to secure their first ever UEFA Super Cup, following a 1-1 draw over 90 minutes, Reelradio.com.ng reports.
Youssef En-Nesyri handed Sevilla the lead in the first half, before Cole Palmer equalised for a City side well shy of their best with just over an hour gone. With no extra-time, both sides were flawless over the first nine penalties in the shootout until Nemanja Gudelj struck the bar with the tenth.
Man City player ratings (4-2-3-1)
GK: Ederson – 7/10 – Kept City in the tie at 1-0 in a personal battle with En-Nesyri.
RB: Kyle Walker (c) – 6/10 – Given nightmares by Ocampos. Made some good forays forward.
RB: Manuel Akanji – 6/10 – Almost flawless in possession but a challenging night.
CB: Nathan Ake – 6/10 – Stood no chance jumping with En-Nesyri for the opening goal. Went close to scoring right at the end.
LB: Josko Gvardiol – 5/10 – Could he have done more to limit En-Nesyri’s movement to help his centre-back, having had a clearer view of the unfolding situation?
CM: Rodri – 7/10 – Passed and passed and passed. His cross for the equaliser was delightful.
CM: Mateo Kovacic – 6/10 – Did the basics but not much more.
RM: Cole Palmer – 7/10 – A couple of early strikes at goal but got little change out of Acuna for a solid hour. Took the equaliser well and grew with confidence after that.
AM: Phil Foden – 5/10 – Disappointingly ineffective.
LM: Jack Grealish – 7/10 – Probably City’s best source of creativity in an otherwise stale first half.
ST: Erling Haaland – 5/10 – Saw so little of the ball, just 15 touches.
SUB: Julian Alvarez (85′ for Palmer) – 6/10
Subs not used: Ortega (GK), Carson (GK), Gomez, Diaz, Lewis, Stones, Laporte, Perrone, Phillips, McAtee, Bobb
Pep Guardiola – 6/10 – Will expect more from his side moving forward, although he didn’t do a lot to try and change the game in this one either.
Sevilla player ratings (4-2-3-1)
GK: Bounou (7); RB: Navas (7), CB: Bade (7), CB: Gudelj (6), LB: Acuna (7); CM: Jordan (6), CM: Rakitic (6); RM: Ocampos (7), AM: Torres (6), LM: Lamela (7); ST: En-Nesyri (7)
Subs: Juanlu (6), Montiel (6), Suso (n/a), Mir (n/a)
Subs not used: Dmitrovic (GK), Salas, Gattoni, Pedrosa, Bueno, Sow, Corona, Gomez
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