Photo: Chelsea players celebrate their victory in Belfast, Ireland
The annual match between the winners of the Champions League and Europa League was played in Belfast, Ireland, as the resumption of club play across Europe’s top leagues looms this weekend.
Christian Pulisic came on for Ziyech, who appeared to pick up an injury, shortly before half-time, while both Tuchel and Antonio Rudiger were shown yellow cards following the Germany international’s seemingly innocent tackle on Yeremi Pino.
Villarreal forced the issue in the second half and netted a deserved equaliser in the 75th minute when Gerard Moreno blasted past Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy after a clever back-heel assist from Boulaye Dia.
Both teams pushed for a winner, but none came and the Super Cup went to extra time for the fourth consecutive year.
Asenjo turned away a Mason Mount effort in extra time, the best chance of the added period, and Tuchel brought on Kepa for Mendy with the game headed to spot kicks to determine the winner.
Kepa saved once from Aïssa Mandi and then kept out Raúl Albiol’s spot kick after Rudiger had converted just before to hand Chelsea the win in a dramatic 6-5 shootout win.