CRDOBA, Spain: Marc-Andre ter Stegen built two essential will save in further time and then stopped two penalties in the shootout Wednesday to enable a Barcelona facet without the need of Lionel Messi defeat Genuine Sociedad and achieve the remaining of the Spanish Super Cup.
Ter Stegen blocked penalties by Jon Bautista and Mikel Oyarzabal in the shootout prior to Barcelona substitute Riqui Puig transformed the successful location kick following the video game had finished 1-1.
The German goalkeeper also created two exceptional saves in the final minutes of more time, stretching to end two intention-certain strikes by substitute Adnan Januzaj.
Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann skipped their penalties for Barcelona, forcing Ter Stegen to preserve his group in the shootout just before Puig’s decisive effort. Ousmane Dembele and Miralem Pjanic also converted theirs for the Catalan club.
De Jong place Barcelona ahead with a skillful header in the 39th. Oyarzabal equalized from the place immediately after De Jong employed his arm to lower off a pass in the region in the 51st.
Messi viewed the match from the stands in the rigorous chilly at Crdobas Nuevo Arcngel Stadium. He had been substituted early in Barcelonas 4- gain at Granada on Saturday. He also missed a 1-1 attract with Eibar two weeks in the past due to a right ankle difficulty.
Barcelona will face the winner of the other semifinal concerning Serious Madrid and Athletic Bilbao to be performed in Granada on Thursday.
The Super Cup was moved to southern Spain immediately after the coronavirus pandemic stopped it from becoming held in Saudi Arabia for a 2nd straight 12 months as planned.
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