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Barcelona reached the final of the Spanish Super Cup after winning a penalty shootout 3-2 over Real Sociedad, after a 1-1 draw in regular and overtime.
Barcelona advanced with a clean goal at the end of the first half through the Dutch midfielder, Frenkie de Jong, but Real Sociedad adjusted the score after 5 minutes from the start of the second half through Mikel Ueyarzabal.
The two goal scorers missed the penalty kicks in the penalty shoot-out that saw Barcelona score 3 of 5, while Real Sociedad players scored only two of the 5, so the Catalan giants qualified for the Super Cup final for the first time with the new competition system.
Man of the Match:
German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen played the starring role in the match, as the German international tackled two of the three missed kicks by the Basque team in penalty kicks, as well as confronting 6 balls from the opponent during the regular and extra time of the match.
do you know that:
– Ricky Puig (born August 13, 1999), scorer of the final decisive penalty kick for the match, was not born when Barcelona played the last penalty shoot-out before yesterday’s match – in 1998 against Mallorca in the King’s Cup (Barcelona won).
Mikel Uyarzabal scored 15 consecutive penalties in various tournaments with Real Sociedad, including his team’s only goal against Barcelona, but missed a penalty kick.
What does the match result mean?
Barcelona will wait for the winner of this evening’s match between Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao, so that there will be a possibility of a new Clasico match in the event that the league title holder outperforms the team as a party to the 2019/2020 King’s Cup Final.
Key figures and statistics:
Real Sociedad has only won one match during the last 13 games in various tournaments (League, European League and Spanish Super Cup).
– Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong has scored 3 goals in 24 matches in various tournaments with Barcelona under the leadership of his compatriot, Ronald Koeman, more than the total he scored under the leadership of former coaches (one goal in 26 games under Ernesto Valverde and one goal in 16 games under the leadership of Kiki Citin).
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