Chelsea overcame a resolute Villareal side in Belfast on Wednesday night to claim this year’s UEFA Super Cup.
The Londoners had taken the lead through Moroccan, Ziyech in the first half, before he picked up an injury and was stretched off.
However, Gérard Moreno who was the hero of the UEFA Europa League final between the Yellow Submarines and Manchester United, delivered again late on to take the game to extra time.
The game would ultimately be decided on penalties, as Chelsea tucked away five of their spot kicks, while the Spaniards could only Bury five of their’s.
Chelsea are enjoying a resurgence under German coach, Thomas Tuchel who took over from Frank Lampard midway through last season.
But their success on the pitch has come as no surprise even as the new season beckons. The London side, owned by Russian oil magnet, Roman Ibrahimovic have invested a fortune in recruiting players. With the likes of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, and keeper Eduoard Mendy all joining their ranks over the past campaign.
Former youth forward, Romelu Lukaku has of press time, also been officially unveiled by the club, after stints at Everton, Manchester United and most recently, Internazionale, where he won the Serie A under another former Chelsea man, Conte.
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