Liverpool defeated Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday after the match went into a stale mate after 90 minutes and further went into a penalty, with the reds winning with a 5-4 scoreline in Istanbul, Turkey.
Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud opened the scoring in the 36th minute off an assist from Christian Pulisic. Liverpool’s Sadio Mane found the back of the net twice in the second half, his tying goal coming in the 48th minute and his second in extra time. Roberto Firmino, a second-half substitute for the Reds, was the orchestrator of both goals.
A 101st-minute penalty from Jorginho gave Chelsea life after Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian appeared to make contact with Tammy Abraham and after 90 minutes, the match would require all five penalty takers to find a winner. Chelsea’s final shot, by Abaraham, was saved by Adrian.
This is Liverpool’s fourth Super Cup title; the Reds last won in 2005.
The UEFA Super Cup is a match between the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League, both won this year by English clubs.
Liverpool defeated Tottenham 2-0 to win its sixth Champions League title on June 1, while Chelsea put four goals past Arsenal to win its second Europa League title on May 29.