Ousmane Dembélé’s wondergoal seals Spanish Tremendous Cup for Barcelona
• Marc-André ter Stegen saves penalty in 2-1 win over Sevilla
• Lionel Messi wins his 33rd trophy with Barcelona
Barcelona lifted the Spanish Tremendous Cup for a report extending 13th time by coming from behind to beat Sevilla 2-1 in Tangier, Morocco, on Sunday because of a shocking shot from the France winger Ousmane Dembélé and a penalty save in stoppage time from Marc-André ter Stegen.
Sevilla, the King’s Cup runners-up, took a shock lead on this conventional curtain-raiser to the season when Pablo Sarabia fired residence within the ninth minute after Luis Muriel had powered his manner via the Barça defence.
The video assistant referee (VAR) was used for the primary time in Spanish soccer to award the purpose, which had initially been dominated offside.
Gerard Piqué levelled for Barça shortly earlier than half-time by pouncing on the rebound after Lionel Messi’s free-kick got here again off a submit.
When Sevilla’s Franco Vázquez glanced a header in opposition to the crossbar within the second half, the competitors, which ditched its conventional two-legged format and was additionally performed exterior Spain for the primary time, seemed to be heading for further time till Dembélé let fly from exterior the world and his shot thumped in off the bar within the 78th minute.
Sevilla nonetheless had a golden late likelihood to drive further time when the previous Barça participant Aleix Vidal was fouled by Ter Stegen within the 89th minute however the substitute Wissam Ben Yedder struck his penalty softly alongside the bottom and the towering German goalkeeper saved comfortably.
The win makes Messi Barcelona’s most embellished participant of all time with 33 trophies, yet another than the previous midfielder Andrés Iniesta. The Argentinian lifted his first piece of silverware with Barça as membership captain.