2007 UEFA Super Cup

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2007 UEFA Super Cup
Date 31 August 2007
Venue Stade Louis II, Monaco
Man of the Match Andrea Pirlo (Milan)[1]
Referee Konrad Plautz[2] (Austria)
Attendance 17,822[1]
2006
2008

The 2007 UEFA Super Cup was the 32nd UEFA Super Cup, an annual football match between the winners of the previous season's UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup competitions. The match was held at the Stade Louis II in Monaco on 31 August 2007 and contested by Milan and Sevilla. Sevilla were looking to become only the second team to defend the trophy in its history, the first being their opponents Milan, who had previously won the trophy four times. This was Milan's seventh appearance in the Super Cup, putting them one ahead of the previous season's runners-up, Barcelona.

The death of Sevilla midfielder Antonio Puerta raised a possibility that the match would be cancelled, but the game was still played, and all players wore the name "PUERTA" on their shirt, below their number.[3]

Milan won the match 3-1, with goals from Filippo Inzaghi, Marek Jankulovski and the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year, Kaká. All three of Milan's goals came in the second half after Renato had put Sevilla 1–0 up after only 14 minutes. This was Milan's fifth Super Cup title, a new record.

Match[edit]

Summary[edit]

Sevilla had an opportunity to open the scoring early on, when Renato pounced on Massimo Oddo's fluffed clearance, but he sent his shot wide. Two minutes later, Milan had a chance to score after Filippo Inzaghi's shot was deflected onto the post by Kaká. Sevilla went 1–0 up on 14 minutes when Renato headed in from Duda's corner. The Sevilla players celebrated the goal by pointing towards the sky.[4] Sevilla almost scored a second goal on 25 minutes, after Gennaro Gattuso's attempt to intercept a Sevilla counter only resulted in him sliding the ball to Frédéric Kanouté, who rounded Dida but played his pass behind Renato. The Brazilian was able to get the ball under control and get a shot off, but saw his shot blocked by Alessandro Nesta. However, Filippo Inzaghi tied the score after the break after scoring a free header from Gennaro Gattuso's cross from the right side. Marek Jankulovski found the winner soon afterwards though a lovely left-footed volley to hit a low diagonal shot to the keeper's left. Kaká capped off the fine overall display after he headed home the rebound after his initial shot from the penalty was saved.

Details[edit]

31 August 2007
20:45 CEST
Milan Italy 3–1 Spain Sevilla
Inzaghi Goal 55'
Jankulovski Goal 62'
Kaká Goal 87'
Report Renato Goal 14'
Stade Louis II, Monaco
Attendance: 17,822[1]
Referee: Konrad Plautz[2] (Austria)
Milan
Sevilla
GK 1 Brazil Dida
RB 44 Italy Massimo Oddo
CB 4 Georgia (country) Kakha Kaladze
CB 13 Italy Alessandro Nesta
LB 18 Czech Republic Marek Jankulovski
DM 23 Italy Massimo Ambrosini
CM 8 Italy Gennaro Gattuso Booked 7' Substituted off 73'
CM 21 Italy Andrea Pirlo
AM 10 Netherlands Clarence Seedorf Substituted off 89'
SS 22 Brazil Kaká
CF 9 Italy Filippo Inzaghi Substituted off 88'
Substitutes:
GK 16 Australia Zeljko Kalac
DF 2 Brazil Cafu
DF 19 Italy Giuseppe Favalli
DF 25 Italy Daniele Bonera
MF 5 Brazil Emerson Substituted in 73'
MF 32 Italy Cristian Brocchi Substituted in 89'
FW 11 Italy Alberto Gilardino Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Italy Carlo Ancelotti
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GK 1 Spain Andrés Palop
RB 4 Brazil Daniel Alves
CB 8 Denmark Christian Poulsen Booked 70'
CB 14 France Julien Escudé Substituted off 83'
LB 3 Serbia Ivica Dragutinović
RM 7 Spain Jesús Navas
CM 18 Spain José Luis Martí Substituted off 65'
CM 21 Mali Seydou Keita
LM 5 Portugal Duda Booked 68' Substituted off 74'
SS 11 Brazil Renato
CF 12 Mali Frédéric Kanouté
Substitutes:
GK 13 Italy Morgan De Sanctis
DF 15 Colombia Aquivaldo Mosquera
MF 17 Spain Diego Capel
MF 25 Italy Enzo Maresca Substituted in 74'
FW 9 Russia Aleksandr Kerzhakov Substituted in 65'
FW 10 Brazil Luís Fabiano Substituted in 83'
FW 20 Belgium Tom De Mul
Manager:
Spain Juande Ramos

Man of the Match:
Italy Andrea Pirlo (Milan)[1]

Assistant referees:
Austria Egon Bereuter (Austria)[2]
Austria Markus Mayr (Austria)[2]
Fourth official:
Austria Fritz Stuchlik (Austria)[2]

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Statistics[edit]

First half[2]
Statistic Milan Sevilla
Goals scored 0 1
Total shots 5 8
Shots on target 2 2
Saves 1 1
Ball possession 58% 42%
Corner kicks 3 3
Fouls committed 10 12
Offsides 3 1
Yellow cards 1 0
Red cards 0 0
Second half[2]
Statistic Milan Sevilla
Goals scored 3 0
Total shots 5 5
Shots on target 4 0
Saves 0 0
Ball possession 50% 50%
Corner kicks 1 5
Fouls committed 8 13
Offsides 1 1
Yellow cards 0 2
Red cards 0 0
Overall[2]
Statistic Milan Sevilla
Goals scored 3 1
Total shots 10 13
Shots on target 6 2
Saves 1 1
Ball possession 54% 46%
Corner kicks 4 8
Fouls committed 18 25
Offsides 4 2
Yellow cards 1 2
Red cards 0 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Match Press kit (2009)" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 1 June 2012. "See page 18" 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Full Time Report" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sevilla's Puerta dies three days after collapse". ESPNsoccernet. 28 August 2007. Retrieved 28 August 2007. "Milan expressed their condolences, saying they were prepared to call off the Super Cup if necessary" 
  4. ^ "Milan triumph again in Monaco". uefa.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 1 September 2007.