European Super Cup | Manchester City wins over Sevilla after Godelli missed penalties

Manchester City – with Nathan Ake in the starting line-up – had a difficult time with Sevilla in the opening phase. The Spaniards were dangerous through Ocampos and Al-Nusairi, but the early opening goal was not achieved. Shortly after that, Ake was close to scoring, and the Dutchman had a free header opportunity, but he was unable to beat Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou.

Just before the half-hour mark, it was Sevilla who took the lead. Left-back Marcos Acuña sent a brilliant cross into En-Nesyri’s head. The striker beat Aké and million-dollar signing Joško Gvardiol in the air and headed 0-1 behind Ederson.

Talent takes a leadership role

Manchester City was unable to provide the required match before the end of the first half, and shortly after the end of the first half, Sevilla seemed to take a greater lead. En-Nesyri received a perfect serve from the excellent Ocampos, but failed to score his second goal of the evening.

Fifteen minutes later, City finally scored the equaliser. Midfielder Rodri placed the ball perfectly into the far corner, and 21-year-old Cole Palmer – given a chance by Pep Guardiola in the starting line-up – put his side right past Sevilla.

Godelli misses

Due to the busy schedule of European teams, it was previously decided to immediately go to penalty kicks in the event of a draw. Ninety minutes later the score was still 1-1 on the scoreboard and so the decision had to be taken by penalty kick.

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