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Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea AET

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Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea AET (Liverpool win 5-4 on pens): Adrian the hero for Jurgen Klopp's side as he saves Tammy Abraham's spot kick to ensure the Reds win the UEFA Super CupAfter a high tempo start from both sides, Spanish winger Pedro smashed a strike against the woodwork Chelsea were the better team and took the lead through Olivier Giroud after an incisive Christian Pulisic passPulisic thought he had doubled the Blues' lead after a superb solo strike but it was ruled out for offside Liverpool came firing out of the blocks after half time and levelled the scores through forward Sadio ManeChelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga pulled off an incredible double save with the scores locked at 1-1 Substitute Mason Mount thought he'd scored the winner with a clinical finish but his goal was ruled as offside The match went to extra-time and it was Liverpool who took the lead courtesy of an emphatic finish by Mane But Chelsea hit back immediately from the spot through Jorginho after Tammy Abraham was fouled in the boxThe match went to penalties where Tammy Abraham's spot-kick was saved by stand-in goalkeeper AdrianAdvertisement

Liverpool have won the UEFA Super Cup on penalties after stand-in goalkeeper Adrian saved Tammy Abraham's spot-kick in the shootout.

Adrian, a replacement for Alisson who injured his calf during Liverpool's Premier League win over Norwich, blocked a tame penalty from Tammy Abraham to ensure a 5-4 shootout win.

Liverpool and Chelsea could not be separated in normal time, with Olivier Giroud and Sadio Mane both scoring to take the game to extra time. 

But the two sides were locked at 2-2 after a penalty from Jorginho cancelled out another Mane goal, only for Liverpool to triumph in the battle of nerve from 12-yards.  

Adrian was the hero for Liverpool as the stand-in goalkeeper saved Tammy Abraham's penalty in the shoot-out in Istanbul

Olivier Giroud opened the scoring for Chelsea with a well taken finish after an incisive through ball from Christian Pulisic

Giroud had been overlooked for the Blues Premier League opener at Old Trafford but showed his worth in the Super Cup final

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian, deputising for the calf-damaged Alisson, was unable to prevent Giroud from finding the net

Liverpool came flying out of the blocks in the second half and drew level through Senegalese forward Sadio Mane

Fabinho lofted the ball forward and Roberto Firmino laid it off into the path of Mane who couldn't miss from close range

The Reds looked to have been caught on the hop before half time but they improved radically in the second period in Istanbul

The teams couldn't be separated in normal time but Liverpool struck quickly in extra-time, taking the lead through Mane

Mane smashed home a a well-worked cut back from substitute Firmino, who teed him up for a right footed effort into the net

But Liverpool's lead did not last long as Jorginho levelled the scores for Chelsea from the penalty spot just five minutes later 

Tammy Abraham was adjudged to have been fouled by Adrian and Jorginho used a clever feint to send the stopper wrong way

Chelsea had shown no signs of any lasting ill-effects from their 4-0 drubbing at Manchester United on Sunday. They appeared sharp in possession and eventually took the lead through Olivier Giroud after an incisive pass from Christian Pulisic.

Liverpool were sluggish in the opening stages but were sparked into life after the half-time interval. They quickly drew level after Roberto Firmino made the most of a Fabinho long ball, with the Brazilian teeing up Sadio Mane to score.

Chelsea had two goals ruled out for offside during the contest, while Blues goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga pulled off an astonishing double save to deny Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk, but neither side could find a winner in normal time.  

Just minutes into extra-time Liverpool grabbed the lead, courtesy of an emphatic finish by Sadio Mane after a clever cut-back from Roberto Firmino on the left side of the penalty area. 

But the Blues hit back almost immediately courtesy of a penalty from Jorginho, after Tammy Abraham was brought down in the box by Roberto Firmino.

More to follow.

Adrian made a brilliant stop to deny the on-rushing Mateo Kovacic to keep the contest scoerless in the opening stages

Pedro went closest to breaking the deadlock early on when he crashed a strike from a tight angle onto the crossbar 

Pulisic was instrumental in the build up to the opening goal but was denied a brilliant one of his own by the offside flag

Republic of Ireland assistant referee Michelle O'Neill raised her flag to rule out Pulisic's well-crafted individual goal for offside

Liverpool bulwark Virgil van Dijk rises high alongside Chelsea targetman Olivier Giroud, who replaced Tammy Abraham

Christian Pulisic made his full debut for the Blues after coming off the bench during their 4-0 defeat by Manchester United

N'Golo Kante shrugged off pre-match injury concerns to start for Frank Lampard's side in the heart of the Chelsea midfield

Pedro skips away from James Milner but fires a wayward effort strike that does not trouble stand-in goalkeeper Adrian

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was hoping to see a response from his players after the Blues' heavy loss at Old Trafford

French referee Stephanie Frappart and her assistants back the first female officials to officiate a major UEFA men's final

Jurgen Klopp remonstrates with his players as Liverpool's Premier League rivals took control of the contest early on

Olivier Giroud takes to the skies to attempt an audacious bicycle kick but the strike skewed away wide of the Liverpool goal

Sadio Mane watches on as his shot slips past Arrizabalaga but rolls agonisingly wide of the post, before being ruled offside

Virgil van Dijk holds his leg moments after being denied by a stunning Arrizabalaga save which flicked onto the bar and away

Mohamed Salah shoots for goal from a set-piece on the edge of the box, but the ball deflected over the Blues crossbar

Substitute Ross Barkley tries to carve an opening for Chelsea against European champions Liverpool in the Super Cup final

MATCH FACTS

LIVERPOOL: (4-3-3) Adrian, Gomez, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson (Alexander-Arnold 90), Milner (Wijnaldum 64), Fabinho, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain (Firmino 46), Salah, Mane (Origi 103).

SUBS NOT USED: Lonergan, Lallana, Shaqiri, Brewster, Hoever, Alexander-Arnold, Elliott, Kelleher.

GOALS: Mane 48, 95

BOOKINGS: Henderson, Alexander-Arnold

COACH: Jurgen Klopp

CHELSEA: (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen (Tomori 85), Emerson Palmieri, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic (Barkley 101), Pulisic (Mount 74), Giroud (Abraham 74), Pedro.

SUBS NOT USED: Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Willian, Kenedy, Zappacosta, Batshuayi, Gilmour.

GOALS: Giroud 36, Jorginho 101 (pen) 

BOOKINGS: Azpilicueta

COACH: Frank Lampard

REFEREE: Stephanie Frappart (France)

VENUE: Vodafone Arena, Istanbul

 

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