Liverpool won the European Super Cup on Wednesday. The holder of the Champions League settled after penalties with Chelsea, which this year captured the Europa League.
Tammy Abraham became the schlemiel in the penalty series by being the only player to miss. After 120 minutes, Vodafone Park in Istanbul showed 2-2 on the scoreboard.
Chelsea was the stronger team in the first half and took the lead ten minutes before halftime via Olivier Giroud. Sadio Mané brought Liverpool alongside three minutes after the break and made it 2-1 in the extension. Jorginho made it 2-2 after 120 minutes from the spot.
At Liverpool, Virgil van Dijk played the entire game and Georginio Wijnaldum came in after more than an hour of play. Ki-Jana Hoever remained on the bench the entire match, the Sepp van den Berg, who had come over from PEC Zwolle, was not included in the selection.
The match was led by Stéphanie Frappart, who was the first woman ever to play a match between two men's teams on such a large stage. The 35-year-old Frenchwoman was in charge of the World Cup final that was lost to the United States by the Orange Women last month.
Frank Lampard made a dramatic debut as Chelsea coach last weekend by losing 4-0 to Manchester United at the start of the Premier League. Liverpool opened the season with an excellent 4-1 win over Norwich City.