Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal earn Super Cup glory for Real Madrid

  • Reuters, Trondheim, Norway
  • Updated: Aug 10, 2016 04:27 IST

Dani Carvajal scored a stunning late goal as Champions League winners Real Madrid beat Europa League holders Sevilla 3-2 after extra-time in a UEFA Super Cup thriller in Trondheim, Norway on Tuesday.

Right back Carvajal went on a weaving run in the Sevilla half in the 119th minute before lifting the ball over goalkeeper Sergio Rico and being mobbed by his ecstatic team mates.

Real looked down and out when they trailed 2-1 with one minute to go in normal time but captain Sergio Ramos took the match into extra-time with a last-gasp header from a cross by Lucas Vazquez in front of a crowd of 21,166.

Earlier, the Madrid club, who were without Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos and Pepe, took the lead in the 21st minute with a superb curling shot by Marco Asensio from 30 metres.

Sevilla reacted in positive fashion and were rewarded in the 41st minute when Franco Vazquez, who joined the club from Palermo in July, levelled with a low, left-foot volley.

Jorge Sampaoli’s men then went in front with a penalty in the 72nd minute after Ramos brought down Vitolo.

Yevhen Konoplyanka, who had come on as a substitute five minutes earlier, sent Real goalkeeper Kiko Casilla the wrong way from the spot.

After Ramos equalised, Sevilla’s Timothee Kolodziejczak was sent off for a second bookable offence after a late challenge on Vazquez three minutes into extra-time.

Real laid siege to the opposition goal for most of the additional 30 minutes and Sevilla needed Rico to pull off save after save.

Carvajal’s memorable late goal then meant Sevilla were beaten in the Super Cup for the third year in a row.

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