Real Madrid have done it yet again as they were crowned Champions of the UEFA Super Cup in a game where it seemed as though everything was lost until… The 93rd minute!

Starting Lineup:

With many of our usual starters missing, Zinedine Zidane had some major decisions to make for the match. The starting lineup consisted of:

Kiko Casilla, Daniel Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos [C], Marcelo, Carlos Casemiro, Mateo Kovacic, Isco, Lucas Vazquez, Marco Asensio, and Alvaro Morata


Real Madrid –
Marco Asensio (21′)
Sergio Ramos (93′)
Daniel Carvajal (119′)

Sevilla –
Franco Vazquez (41′)
Yevhen Konoplyanka (72′)

Marco Asensio:

What a professional debut from the 20-year-old Spaniard! The midfielder knew what had to be done and he came out with the goods brilliantly. The opening goal of the game was scored by him in magnificent fashion and he did greatly to keep his composure throughout the full 120 minutes. One thing is for sure about Marco Asensio: He is one to remember.

Sergio Ramos:

Sergio Ramos is probably the one person in the world that can piss me off yet make me fall in love with him at the same time. His mistake gifted Sevilla a penalty which almost saw them win the game until his 93rd minute equalizer. In all fairness, what is a Real Madrid final without a Sergio Ramos goal?! Our captain stepped up and did exactly what he needed to in order to fix his mistake. Another memorable night for Sergio Ramos.

Daniel Carvajal:

What can you say about this man? There is no doubt that he is one of the most under-rated right-backs in the world and he showed it again in Norway. Carvajal was always winning challenges at the back while coming forward with devastating effect. To top off a man-of-the-match performance, the Spaniard was able to score the winning goal after getting the ball at the center of the pitch and then running through the Sevilla players and finishing the ball perfectly into the back of the net.

Alvaro Morata:

Even though it was a memorable night, it may be one for Alvaro Morata to forget. I don’t know if it’s a confidence issue or maybe the formation isn’t working for him, but the Spanish forward looks lost. I will be writing an article on this soon (keep an eye on the blog or my Twitter account for it) as I try to see what it could be that’s making him lose that lethal touch he had when he moved to Juventus.

My Personal Player Ratings:

Kiko Casilla – 8/10
Daniel Carvajal – 10/10
Raphael Varane – 8/10
Sergio Ramos – 7/10
Marcelo – 7.5/10
Carlos Casemiro – 6.5/10
Mateo Kovacic – 7.5/10
Isco – 8/10
Lucas Vazquez – 8/10
Marco Asensio – 9/10
Alvaro Morata – 6/10

Some pictures of another memorable night: