Chelsea edge Villarreal on penalties to clinch Uefa Super Cup
The Independent says it was only penalties, and it was close, but it might have been in some way symbolic.
After a week when La Liga has been dismissed, and there have been justifiably grave concerns about the extreme strength in depth at a handful of European “super clubs”, one of the biggest seals the first silverware of the season by beating one of Spain’s upstarts thanks to their bench. Substitute Kepa Arrizabalega – still the most expensive goalkeeper in the world – turned the tone and thread of this shootout by saving from Aissa Mandi, and then won it by saving from Raul Albiol.
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