Manchester City secured their first-ever UEFA Super Cup victory by triumphing 5-4 in a penalty shootout against Sevilla, following a 1-1 draw during regular play on Wednesday.
The shootout began with an impeccable series of nine converted spot-kicks from both teams. However, Nemanja Gudelj’s attempt struck the crossbar, ultimately granting City the triumph they sought.
Sevilla, reigning Europa League champions, took the lead in the 25th minute through a commanding header from Youssef En-Nesyri. Nevertheless, City managed to level the score in the 63rd minute when 21-year-old Cole Palmer executed a skillful header.
In the waning moments of the game, City’s Nathan Ake came close to securing victory with a stooping header from a mere five yards out. Yet, Yassine Bounou’s save denied the Champions League titleholders the decisive goal.
Manchester City’s previous encounter saw them fall to Arsenal 4-1 in a penalty shootout during England’s Community Shield, following a 1-1 tie in regular time.