European Seasons Open with Super Cups


Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Paris St-Germain open season with Super Cup wins.

Aguero double wins Community Shield for Man City

Sergio Aguero scored both Manchester City goals as the Premier League Champions beat Chelsea to win the Community …

DFL-Super Cup

Eintracht Frankfurt 0 – 5 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich cruised to a third consecutive DFL Super Cup success with a comfortable 5-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Robert Lewandowski scored a hat trick while Kingsley Coman and Thiago scored 1 goal each. Niko Kovac’s first competitive game in charge against his former club was soured by a knee injury to David Alaba.

Bayern had already used their allocation of substitutes and was forced to play the final 15 minutes with only 10 men. Despite the man disadvantage, Thiago scored his goal with five minutes remaining to seal a resounding victory against the German Cup winners.

Spanish Super Cup

Soccer Football – Spanish Super Cup – Barcelona v Sevilla – Grand Stade de Tanger, Tangier, Morocco – August 12, 2018 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi lifts the trophy as he celebrates winning the Spanish Super Cup with team mates REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Sevilla FC 1 – 2 Barcelona

Barcelona lifted the Spanish Super Cup for a record-extending 13th time by coming from behind to beat Sevilla 2-1 on Sunday, thanks to a stunning strike from France winger Ousmane Dembele and a penalty save in stoppage time from Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

King’s Cup runners-up Sevilla took a surprise lead in the traditional curtain-raiser to the season against Barcelona when Pablo Sarabia fired home in the ninth minute after Luis Muriel had powered his way through the Barca defense.

The win makes Messi Barcelona’s most decorated player of all time with 33 trophies, one more than former midfielder Andres Iniesta. The Argentine lifted his first piece of silverware with Barca as club captain. Premier League Fans Player of the Week – 1 

French Super Cup

Paris St-Germain 4 – 0 Monaco

Thomas Tuchel who was appointed to replace Unai Emery ahead of the new season, made a winning start as coach of Paris Saint-Germain with a comprehensive 4-0 win over AS Monaco in the French Super Cup at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre.

Angel Di Maria scored twice as PSG went on a record-equaling eighth Super Cup win, which also saw Neymar get a cameo appearance at the end of the second half. The Brazilian was not given a place in the starting line-up having just returned to training this week following the World Cup in Russia, while neither Kylian Mbappe nor Edinson Cavani travelled to China with the rest of the squad.

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