Bayern Munich edged out resolute Sevilla in what looked like a fantastic UEFA Super Cup final thanks to goals from Leon Goretza and Javi Martinez, with the latter one pulling off the winner in the extra-time.
Here we take a look at the player ratings.
Sevilla FC – First Eleven
Bono (GK) (5.5)
The Moroccan goalkeeper made a costly error in the extra time, allowing Javi Martinez to score the winning goal for Bayern Munich.
Jules Kounde (DF) (7)
The young French centre-back was solid throughout the course despite his diminutive frame. Links with Manchester City are making sense.
Diego Carlos (DF) (7)
Carlos and Kounde partnership proved too much for Bayern attack, with the Brazilian defender showing his class once again. Also made a crucial clearance in the extra-time.
Jesus Navas (RB) 6.5
Tried to help Sevilla at both the ends with his blistering pace but was to little effect. His burden also increased when Suso was taken off in the second half.
Sergio Escudero (LB) 6.5
The Spaniard linked up well with Lucas Ocampos and was decent in both the defence and the attack.
Fernando (MF) 6.5
The Brazilian midfielder tried to give his best to the game and won as many as three aerial duels. Stopped certain counter-attacks with less conviction though.
Joan Jordan (MF) 7
The Spanish midfielder yet again showed his underrated genius of work although he couldn’t prevent himself from getting substituted in the second half. His dribbling prowess and switches were spot on.
Ivan Rakitic (MF) (7)
The Croatian won the penalty in his first-ever appearance for Sevilla after leaving Barcelona. The No.10 of Sevilla looked handy until he was brought back to the bench in the second half.
Suso (FW) (6.5)
Suso’s nimble footwork always put Bayern full-backs guessing throughout the game, but the Spanish winger lacked the decision making and final product.
Lucas Ocampos (FW) (8)
The pick of the lot of the entire Sevilla squad and it would be no shame to call him the player of the match. Despite scoring the only goal of Sevilla – no respect for Manuel Neuer with a no-look finish, Ocampos was all over the Bavarians throughout the game. His dribbling prowess, decision-making skills and being a nuisance to both Joshua Kimmich and Lucas Hernandez easily made him the star of the match.
Luuk de Jong (FW) (6)
Looked to make his impact throughout the game but he really got outpaced by Bayern defenders. The Dutchman also had a big chance to double the lead in the second half.
Sevilla FC – Substitutes
Youssef En-Nesyri (6)
Brought in for De Jong as the substitute, the Moroccan striker in hindsight would be ruing about the missed opportunities against Manuel Neuer.
Oliver Torres (6), Franco Vazquez (6)
Bayern Munich – First Eleven
Manuel Neuer (8)
Another day another heroic performance from the German No.1. Produced two vital saves against and his sweeping abilities was unmatched.
David Alaba (6.5)
Quite an offbeat performance from the Austrian. Neither his distribution nor his defensive vision was accurate throughout the game.
Niklas Sule (6.5)
Bayern’s defence was not at his best and so was Niklas Sule. Made some dangerous touches which could have proved costly for the German club.
Lucas Hernandez (6)
Lucas Hernandez failed to replace Alphonso Davies and was constantly harassed by Sevilla wingers. The Frenchman was less effective in the offensive transition as well.
Benjamin Pavard ( 6.5)
Provided the healthy runs down the flanks and also came close to scoring once. Not a bad performance from the Frenchman.
Joshua Kimmich (7)
Not the typical performance from Kimmich but he grew into the game really well.
Leon Goretzka (7.5)
The scorer of the first goal of Bayern, Goretzka showed his worth at both the ends.
Serge Gnabry (7)
The German winger was relentless throughout the game despite not finding the scoresheet.
Thomas Muller (7)
The space finder displayed his intelligence off the ball by getting into dangerous areas. Provided the assist to Lewandowski’s unallowed goal.
Leroy Sane ( 6.5)
Lacked the confidence and conviction in terms of the end product but his pace proved to be a threat for the opponents.
Robert Lewandowski (7.5)
Europe’s best striker was kept calm by Sevilla defenders throughout the game and he missed some best chances strangely. However, Lewandowski provided the assist to Goretzka’s goal.
Bayern Munich – Substitutes
Javi Martinez (7.5)
The Spaniard came as a substitute and scored the winning goal.
Alphonso Davies (7)
Prior to Davies’ arrival, Bayern lacked the threat on the flanks. Davies showed again why he should be the left-back for the Bavarians.