Barça wins European Supercup in hard fought battle with Sevilla

August 12, 2015

FC Barcelona last night added the 2015 European Supercup to their trophy room after a hard fought battle against Sevilla that saw the Catalans lose their 4-1 advantage and the game go to extra time.

Banega scored an early goal for Sevilla, with Messi equalising minutes later from a free kick and at the quarter hour mark it was the Argentine superstar who put Barcelona ahead thanks to another superb free kick. And in the closing minutes of the first half Suarez seemed to go all out in search of the goal, but it was Rafinha who put the ball into the Sevilla net. Suarez had his time though, ten minutes after the break, off an assist by Busquets. And with the scoreline now at 4-1 it looked like Barça had done all they needed to take the title.

However, the game wasn’t over as far as Sevilla were concerned and soon started to claw their way back into the match. Reyes scored at the hour mark followed 15 minutes later by a penalty kicked home by Gameiro. And then just six minutes from the final whistle Konoplyanka equalised, taking the game into extra time.

Both teams slogged long and hard during extra time and as the clocked ticked down it was increasingly looking as if the title would be decided on penalties. However, although Messi was unable put a third free kick into the Sevilla goalmouth, Pedro did so on the rebound to settle the match once and for all.

All in all an amazing match to watch and ultimately it could have gone either way. Sevilla look to be in top form this season and so it will be interesting to see whether they can offer a serious challenge for the league title. The title is Barcelona’s fourth this year, with the Spanish Supercup and Club World Cup still to come. We’ll see if they can match their record breaking feat of 2009 in which they won six out of six titles.

0-1 Banega (min 2)
1-1 Messi (min 6)
2-1 Messi (min 15)
3-1 Rafinha (min 43)
4-1 Suárez (min 55)
4-2 Reyes (min 60)
4-3 Gameiro (min 75)
4-4 Konoplyanka (min 84)
5-4 Pedro (min 118)

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