Dani Carvajal wrote the headlines with his stunning winner for Real Madrid against Sevilla, but Marco Asensio and Lucas Vasquez also impressed in Norway.
Real Madrid lifted the UEFA Super Cup after Dani Carvajal’s magnificent individual goal sealed a 3-2 extra-time win against Sevilla in Trondheim.
13. Kiko Casilla 6
Little to do despite conceding twice. One excellent save in the first half to tip away Daniel Carrico’s swerving long-ranger
2. Dani Carvajal 8 Man of the Match
An industrial all-round performance capped by a sensational winning goal, Carvajal made up for his Champions League final injury disappointment in Trondheim. Solid defensively despite struggling at times against the movement of Franco Vazquez, Carvajal’s relentless overlapping made him an essential outlet.
5. Raphael Varane 6
Some impressive pieces of defending, showcasing his trademark pace and anticipation.
4. Sergio Ramos 6
Typical Ramos, in every sense of the word. A naïve, clumsy foul on Vitolo gifted Sevilla the lead via the penalty spot, but the 30-year-old again stepped up to become Real Madrid’s cup final hero with an extra-time equaliser.
12. Marcelo 6
Unusually disciplined, Marcelo sacrificed his normal attacking instincts for the good of the team, defending superbly against Mariano.
14. Casemiro 5
Quiet. Overran at times as Sevilla increased the tempo in the second-half. One stunning chipped pass to play in Carvajal late on in normal time.
16. Mateo Kovacic 7 (sub 72 mins)
One of the Croatian’s most influential performances in the white of Real Madrid, Kovacic drove forward from the back while showcasing his quick feet in a more advanced role. One outstanding, outside of the boot through ball to play in Lucas Vasquez, who failed to find Morata with the cross.
22. Isco 6 (sub 66 mins)
Some incisive touches and intelligent movement but the under-pressure Isco failed to influence proceedings to the same extent as his young team-mates Vasquez and Asensio. One decent right-footed shot deflected wide in the second half.
17. Lucas Vasquez 7
Very good again from one of Zinedine Zidane’s undisputed favourites. Set up Ramos’ equaliser with a clever cross and forced Kolodziejczak’s dismissal with his unpredictable dribbling.
28. Marco Asensio 8
A sublime goal to open the scoring midway through the first-half, Asensio showcased his exceptional vision with a number of intelligent pull-backs from the left. Faded in the second half but Asensio should feature heavily under Zidane this season.
21. Alvaro Morata 6 (sub 62 mins)
Ran the channels well and held up the ball strongly early on but struggled to influence the game thereafter and was caught offside three times in the first half.
9. Karim Benzema 5 (on 62 mins)
No real chances after replacing Morata.
14. Luka Modric 5 (on 66 mins)
Unusually subdued from the midfield metronome. Gave possession away cheaply on occasion.
10. James Rodriguez 6 (on 72 mins)
Bright at times. Failed to get the better of Sergio Rico from close range after being played in by Benzema before drilling a brilliant volley straight at the Sevilla keeper. One excellent through-ball into Vasquez late-on.
1.Sergio Rico 6
Faultless for Asensio’s opener and Carvajal’s winner, but caught in no man’s land for Ramos’ equaliser in extra-time. However, Rico made a series of impressive stops in extra time, the best to deny Vasquez one-on-one.
25. Mariano 6
Mixed. Failed to get the better of Marcelo and wastefully slashed two long-range shots over in normal time. Improved defensively, however, after Sevilla took the lead.
21. Nico Pareja 8
Inspirational. Two incredible clearances to deny Real Madrid certain goals before making an exceptional block to stop Benzema in extra-time.
6. Daniel Carrico 6 (sub 51 mins)
Subbed off injured early in the second half, Carrico will have to improve in possession to fit Jorge Sampaoli’s possession-based sysem.
5. Timothee Kolodziejczak 5
Clearly not a natural wing-back, ‘Kolo’ will certainly revert to the centre when Benoit Tremoulinas and Sergio Escudero return for Sevilla. Failed to break forward with any menace and sent off for a clumsy challenge on Vasquez early in extra-time.
15. Steven N’Zonzi 6
Reliable enough on the ball, but the game largely passed N’Zonzi by.
8. Vicente Iborra 6 (sub 74 mins)
Solid enough in the midfield but the Sevilla captain failed to prove he has the vision or mobility to adapt to Jorge Sampaoli’s high-paced system.
20. Vitolo 7
Excellent at times, anonymous at others, the performance summed up the best and worst in Vitolo. Won the penalty off Ramos with a clever body swerve and filled in at left back after Kolodziejczak’s dismissal.
14. Hiroshi Kiyotake 7
Some bright touches from the former Hannover man. Dropped into deep areas and received the ball to feet, causing Real’s midfield problems with his unpredictable movement.
22. Franco Vazquez 8
Sevilla’s most influential attacker, the 15millon euro signing from Palermo announced himself in style with a stunning volley on the stroke of half-time. Demonstrated excellent link-play and elusive movement which Carvajal struggled to deal with at times.
9. Luciano Vietto 3 (sub 67 mins)
Anonymous. After a terrible season at Atletico, Vietto would have hoped to make more of an impact on his Sevilla debut, but was completely starved of service up top (although he alone cannot be blamed for that).
23. Adil Rami 4 (on 51 mins)
Awful defending for Carvajal’s winner, Rami turned his back and allowed the right-back to sprint past and smash home.
10. Yevhen Konoplyanka 6 (on 67 mins)
Rolled home the penalty confidently to put Sevilla ahead, but failed to engineer any room to shoot on his famous right-foot.
4. Matias Kranevitter 5 (on 74 mins)
Toiled late on as the game became stretched.