UEFA Super Cup: Man City defeat Sevilla 5-4 on penalties
Manchester City emerged as the victors of the 2023 UEFA Super Cup after a dramatic penalty shootout against Sevilla on Wednesday night.
In their first-ever appearance in the UEFA Super Cup, the Premier League champions faced off against Sevilla, who got an early lead through Youssef En-Nesyri. En-Nesyri headed in a cross from Marcos Acuna, putting Sevilla ahead in the first half.
However, Manchester City managed to level the score in the second half, with Cole Palmer finding the net. After a full 90 minutes of play, including extra time, the match progressed to a penalty shootout.
The shootout was an intense affair, with both teams converting their first nine kicks. However, the momentum shifted when Nemanja Gudelj of Sevilla missed his penalty. This opened the door for Manchester City to secure victory, and they capitalized on the opportunity, winning the shootout 5-4 on penalties.
This triumph marked a significant achievement for Manchester City as they added the UEFA Super Cup to their list of accolades after their Champions League victory in June. The match showcased the competitive spirit of both teams and concluded in thrilling fashion with a memorable penalty shootout.