Spanish Super Cup 2007/2008

The Spanish Supercup is played over two legs just before the start of the regular season between the league champions and the cup winners, who last season were Real Madrid and Sevilla respectively. Dates set for 12th and 19th August, with the first leg at Sevilla's Sánchez Pizjuán stadium, and the return in the Bernabeu. (27.06.07)

First leg has been changed to 11th August at the request of Sevilla. (11.07.07)

First leg - 11 August 2007

Sevilla 1 - Real Madrid 0

Sevilla: Palop; Daniel Alves, Boulahrouz, Dragutinovic, Antonio Puerta; Martí, Keita; Jesús Navas (Maresca 76'), Renato (De Mul 57'), Duda (Diego Capel 68'); Luis Fabiano. 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Cannavaro, Pepe, Miguel Torres; Diarra, Gago (Baptista 46'); Balboa (Saviola 62'), Guti, Robinho; Raúl. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 28. Luis Fabiano (penalty). After Sergio Ramos tripped Duda from behind.

Cup winners Sevilla started the new season as they had ended the last, a single goal victory over league champions Real Madrid giving them the edge in the two leg Spanish Super Cup. Both keepers were in action early on, Casillas saving well from Luis Fabiano and Palop stopping Raúl after he won the ball off new signing Boulharouz. The locals were clearly on top though, and with just under half an hour gone they were awarded a penalty by referee Pérez Burrull after Duda was tackled from behind by ex Sevilla defender Sergio Ramos. Luis Fabiano converted the kick and the Brazilian striker wasted a golden opportunity to further increase the lead after a mistake by Casillas on the stroke of half time.

Bernd Schuster's side hardly created any chances throughout the first half, and he decided to go back to the diamond formation in midfield which he had been trying out pre-season, Baptista coming on for Gago. However there was little improvement other than a header by Pepe from Guti's free kick which Palop dealt with comfortably, and a last minute effort from Diarrá which the keeper turned around the post. With one eye on the midweek Champions League qualifier Juande Ramos started to rest his key players, but Luis Fabiano could still have scored with a glancing header which went just past the post. A one goal lead with a clean sheet to boot was a good start though, and they must now be favourites to take the title for the first time.

Second leg - 19 August 2007

Real Madrid 3 - Sevilla 5

Madrid: Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Cannavaro, Pepe, Miguel Torres (Guti 46'); Robinho, Diarra, Sneijder (Baptista 83'), Drenthe; Van Nistelrooy, Raúl (Saviola 64'). 4-4-2.
Sevilla: Palop; Daniel Alves, Mosquera (Keita 46'), Fazio, Dragutinovic; Martí, Poulsen; Jesús Navas, Renato (Marisca 81'), Duda (Kerzhakov 70'); Kanouté. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 17. Renato. Turned ball past Casillas after Poulsen crossed in from right.
1-1. 24. Drenthe. Made space and fired shot in off crossbar from 30+ yards out.
1-2. 29. Renato. Got ahead of defence to head Duda cross wide of Casillas.
1-3. 38. Kanouté (penalty). After Pepe cut out cross with his hand inside area.
2-3. 45. Cannavaro. Far post header across Palop from Sneijder's free kick.
3-3. 78. Sergio Ramos. Got above defence to head Guti free kick past Palop.
3-4. 82. Kanouté. Turned ball in from close up following cross from Daniel Alves.
3-5. 91. Kanouté. Connected with Kerzhakov cross to shoot low past Casillas.

An extraordinary match at the Bernabeu stadium, with Sevilla winning the Spanish Super Cup for the first time after beating Real Madrid 3-5. Building on a one goal first leg lead, Juande Ramos's side were never behind on the night. Renato put the Andalusians ahead early on, and although Drenthe equalised with an impressive strike, the Brazilian midfielder restored the lead with his second of the night on the half hour mark. Kanouté made it three from the penalty spot after Pepe handled in the area, but Cannavaro headed another back on the stroke of half time and Sergio Ramos made it all square with another header later in the second half. But Kanouté took advantage of slack defending to complete his hat-trick in the last ten minutes, and Madrid ended with ten men after Pepe was sent off for a second bookable offence.

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