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2015 UEFA Super Cup
2015 UEFA Super Cup logo
After extra time
Date11 August 2015 (2015-08-11)
VenueBoris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi
Man of the MatchLionel Messi (Barcelona)
RefereeWillie Collum (Scotland)
Attendance51,940
WeatherClear night
27 °C (81 °F)
49% humidity
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The 2015 UEFA Super Cup was a football match between Spanish teams Barcelona and Sevilla on 11 August 2015 at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi, Georgia. It was the 40th UEFA Super Cup, an annual tournament contested by the winners of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Barcelona were appearing in the Super Cup for the ninth time, they had previously won and lost the competition four times each. Sevilla were appearing in the competition for the fourth time, they had won once and lost twice. The two sides had met before in the competition in 2006, when Sevilla won 3–0.

The teams had qualified for the competition by winning the two seasonal European competitions. Barcelona won the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League, defeating Italian Juventus 3–1 in the final. Sevilla qualified as winners of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League. They beat Ukrainian team Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 3–2 in the final.

Barcelona won the game 5–4 after extra time to claim their fifth Super Cup title, tying Milan's record. Their ninth Super Cup appearance was also a record, two ahead of Milan. Dani Alves's fourth Super Cup win and fifth appearance matched Paolo Maldini's records, while Luis Enrique became the fourth man to lift the UEFA Super Cup as coach and player after Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti and Diego Simeone. The nine goals scored was also the most in any Super Cup fixture, and the attendance of 51,940 was a record for a one-off, neutral venue UEFA Super Cup.

Venue

The Mikheil Meskhi Stadium was originally announced as the venue of the Super Cup at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting on 5 March 2014, but the venue was changed to the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena. This was the first UEFA Super Cup hosted in Georgia. The Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena was built in 1976 and renovated in 2011. It is the home stadium of the Georgia national football team and FC Dinamo Tbilisi.

Teams

Team Qualification Previous participation (bold indicates winners)
Flag of Spain Barcelona Winners of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League 1979, 1982, 1989, 1992, 1997, 2006, 2009, 2011
Flag of Spain Sevilla Winners of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League 2006, 2007, 2014

Match

Summary

Sevilla took the lead in the third minute through a curling free kick from Éver Banega, awarded for a foul on José Antonio Reyes by Javier Mascherano. Barcelona equalised in a similar manner four minutes later, when Lionel Messi scored from a free kick following Grzegorz Krychowiak's foul on Luis Suárez, and then took the lead through another Messi free kick in the 16th minute, after Banega fouled former Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitić. Suárez had a goal ruled out for offside shortly after, but Rafinha made the score 3–1 to Barcelona at half time, sliding in from close range after Suárez's effort was saved by Beto.

Suárez scored early in the second half, assisted by a pass from Sergio Busquets after the midfielder intercepted a pass in the Sevilla half, but Reyes pulled a goal back for Sevilla five minutes later, following a cross from Vitolo. In the 72nd minute, Vitolo was brought down in the Barcelona penalty area by Jérémy Mathieu, and Kévin Gameiro powered home the resulting penalty kick to make the score 4–3. With 10 minutes to play, two Sevilla substitutes combined for the equalising goal, as Ciro Immobile squared the ball across the goal area for Yevhen Konoplyanka to score. Messi almost had a hat-trick of free kicks in the 89th minute, but his attempt hit the crossbar.

Barcelona introduced Pedro in place of Mascherano at the start of the additional half-hour. With five minutes to play in the second half of extra time, he pounced on the rebound from yet another Messi free kick to put Barcelona ahead, just as he had against Shakhtar Donetsk in 2009. Adil Rami had an attempt on goal from the edge of the goal area in injury time at the end of the extra period, but he missed and Barcelona won the Super Cup for a record fifth time.

Details

11 August 2015 (2015-08-11)
22:45 GET (UTC+4)
Barcelona Flag of Spain 5–4
(a.e.t.)
Flag of Spain Sevilla Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi
Attendance: 51,940
Referee: Willie Collum (Scotland)
Messi Soccerball 7'16'
Rafinha Soccerball 44'
Suárez Soccerball 52'
Pedro Soccerball 115'
Report Banega Soccerball 3'
Reyes Soccerball 57'
Gameiro Soccerball 72' (pen.)
Konoplyanka Soccerball 81'
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Sevilla
GK 1 Germany Marc-André ter Stegen
RB 6 Brazil Dani Alves Yellow card 120'
CB 3 Flag of Spain Gerard Piqué
CB 14Flag of Argentina Javier Mascherano Sub off 93'
LB 24Flag of France Jérémy Mathieu Yellow card 71'
RM 4 Croatia Ivan Rakitić
CM 5 Flag of Spain Sergio Busquets Yellow card 117'
LM 8 Flag of Spain Andrés Iniesta (c) Sub off 63'
RF 10Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi
CF 9 Flag of Uruguay Luis Suárez
LF 12Brazil Rafinha Sub off 78'
Substitutes:
GK 13Flag of CHI Claudio Bravo
DF 15Flag of Spain Marc Bartra Sub on 78'
DF 21Brazil Adriano
MF 20Flag of Spain Sergi Roberto Sub on 63'
FW 7 Flag of Spain Pedro Yellow card 94' Sub on 93'
FW 29Flag of Spain Sandro Ramírez
FW 31Flag of Spain Munir El Haddadi
Manager:
Flag of Spain Luis Enrique
Barcelona vs Sevilla 2015-08-11
GK 13Flag of Portugal Beto
RB 23Flag of Spain Coke Yellow card 87'
CB 3 Flag of France Adil Rami
CB 4 Flag of Poland Grzegorz Krychowiak Yellow card 14'
LB 2 Flag of France Benoît Trémoulinas
CM 7 Flag of Denmark Michael Krohn-Dehli Yellow card 120'
CM 19Flag of Argentina Éver Banega Yellow card 90+2'
RM 10Flag of Spain José Antonio Reyes (c) Sub off 68'
AM 8 Flag of Spain Vicente Iborra Sub off 80'
LM 20Flag of Spain Vitolo
CF 9 Flag of France Kévin Gameiro Sub off 80'
Substitutes:
GK 1 Flag of Spain Sergio Rico
DF 25Brazil Mariano Sub on 80'
MF 12Flag of France Gaël Kakuta
MF 16Flag of Spain Luismi
MF 17Flag of Spain Denis Suárez
MF 22Flag of Ukraine Yevhen Konoplyanka Sub on 68'
FW 11Flag of Italy Ciro Immobile Yellow card 92' Sub on 80'
Manager:
Flag of Spain Unai Emery

Man of the Match:
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

Assistant referees:
Damien MacGraith (Republic of Ireland)
Francis Connor (Scotland)
Fourth official:
Graham Chambers (Scotland)
Additional assistant referees:
Bobby Madden (Scotland)
Kevin Clancy (Scotland)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used

Statistics

First half
Statistic Barcelona Sevilla
Goals scored 31
Total shots 86
Shots on target 52
Saves 12
Ball possession 63%37%
Corner kicks 42
Fouls committed 47
Offsides 12
Yellow cards 01
Red cards 00

Second half
Statistic Barcelona Sevilla
Goals scored 13
Total shots 108
Shots on target 33
Saves 02
Ball possession 57%43%
Corner kicks 12
Fouls committed 117
Offsides 11
Yellow cards 12
Red cards 00

Extra time
Statistic Barcelona Sevilla
Goals scored 10
Total shots 63
Shots on target 21
Saves 11
Ball possession 68%32%
Corner kicks 30
Fouls committed 57
Offsides 11
Yellow cards 32
Red cards 00

Overall
Statistic Barcelona Sevilla
Goals scored 54
Total shots 2417
Shots on target 106
Saves 25
Ball possession 62%38%
Corner kicks 84
Fouls committed 2021
Offsides 34
Yellow cards 45
Red cards 00

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The match was shown on beIN Sports in Spain.

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