On Aug. 9, 2016, at the Lerkendal Stadium in Trondheim, Norway, Real Madrid CF won the UEFA Super Cup after the victory against Sevilla FC on additional time. The teams met in the third consecutive all-Spanish UEFA Super Cup after winning the two major club soccer competitions in Europe−Champions League and Europa League.
Asensio scored first, for Real Madrid, the team coached by Zinedine Zidane. A few minutes before the end of the first half, Vazquez gained a goal for Sevilla and reestablished the draw.
In the second half, Sevilla took the advantage after obtaining a penalty kick. Konoplyanka scored just five minutes after replacing a teammate in the game. In the added four minutes, Real’s captain, who has been declared the best player of the match, Ramos scored with a header. It was an imperative goal for Zidane’s crew, as it took the final into extra time.
In the additional time, Real Madrid secured the trophy. Carvajal scored just a minute before the referee would let the penalty-kicks lottery begin.
So, Real Madrid won the 2016 UEFA Super Cup even though some of the team’s biggest stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe or Gareth Bale missed the event. It is the third continental Super Cup that the team has won.
The 2016 UEFA Super Cup was the 41st annual soccer match, in which the champions of the two main European club competitions fight for continental supremacy.
Written by Bianca-Ramona Dumitru
Edited by Cathy Milne
UEFA: 2016 UEFA Super Cup: Real Madrid v Sevilla
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