Chelsea FC Beats Villarreal CF, Winning UEFA Super Cup
21:50 GMT 11.08.2021 (Updated: 22:53 GMT 11.08.2021)
© REUTERS / JASON CAIRNDUFFSoccer Football - European Super Cup - Chelsea v Villarreal - Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland - August 11, 2021 Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta and teammates celebrate with the trophy after winning the penalty shoot-out and the European Super Cup
The title of UEFA Super Cup champion is the second in Chelsea's history. Their previous UEFA Super Cup was taken in 1998. The club have also twice won the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Europa League.
English professional football club Chelsea defeated Spanish Villarreal on Wednesday and took the UEFA Super Cup for the second time in the club's history. The match, held in Northern Ireland’s capital city of Belfast, concluded in a 1-1 draw, putting the teams in a series of tense final penalty shootouts.
The first goal of the game was scored by Blues' attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech in the 27th minute. In the 73rd minute, Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno evened the score.
During extra time, the teams failed to perform any goals and the match went on to a penalty shootout. Spanish Raúl Albiol won the coin toss and Villarreal choose the goalposts, but Chelsea first started the penalty. The Spanish club secured five additional goals while Chelsea scored six.
When teams have equal scores after a final match that determines the winner, the game goes to a series of penalties, with five shots for each team. If players still have an even score, the penalty shots continue until one one team scores. Chelsea and Villarreal took seven attempts each.