Real Madrid wins UEFA Super Cup on Carvajal's dramatic extra-time goal
Real Madrid was on the verge of conceding the UEFA Super Cup to Sevilla, but Sergio Ramos's stoppage-time goal and Dani Carvajal's dramatic extra-time winner tilted the scales for Zinedine Zidane's weakened side and delivered a 3-2 triumph in Trondheim, Norway, on Tuesday.
Sevilla was moments from capturing the annual meeting between the reigning Champions League and Europa League winners prior to the start of the new seasons, when Yevhen Konoplyanka scored on a 72nd-minute penalty kick after Ramos had conceded the PK.
Ramos more than made up for it, though, adding to his list of clutch heroics for Real Madrid with his header at the goalmouth in the third minute of stoppage time.
Carvajal then won it late, winning a ball by the midfield line and weaving through the Sevilla defense for a fantastic winner to send Real Madrid into the new La Liga season with a trophy.
Real Madrid's Marco Asensio opened the scoring in the 21st minute with a gorgeous strike from distance, but he was answered by Sevilla's Franco Vazquez 20 minutes later
Real Madrid was without a host of stars as it aims to enter the season at full strength. Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Pepe and Toni Kroos all sat out, while James Rodriguez, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric were used off the bench.
Sevilla, meanwhile, will have to turn its focus to the Spanish Super Cup, in which it will face Barcelona in a two-legged affair on Aug. 14 and 17 before starting its league campaign.