FC Barcelona has reached the final of the Spanish Super Cup with difficulty on Wednesday in Córdoba.
The team of coach Ronald Koeman won after a bizarre penalty series from Real Sociedad, after Frenkie de Jong had opened the score in regular playing time.
In France, Paris Saint-Germain won the Super Cup for the eighth time in a row.
De Jong took six minutes before the opening goal of Barcelona.
The Orange-international headed close from a cross from Antoine Griezmann's left and made his third official goal for the Catalans.
Early in the second half, however, De Jong caused a penalty kick with a handball.
Mikel Oyarzabal took advantage of the opportunity and brought Sociedad to the same level.
Barcelona, with Lionel Messi missing due to a minor muscle injury, then went on the hunt for 1-2.
Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé missed a few opportunities, so an extension had to be made.
In it, Adnan Januzaj shot on the post on behalf of Sociedad, but penalties had to bring the decision.
Sociedad missed the first three penalties and De Jong failed on Barcelona's first attempt.
In the end, Koeman's team won the penalty shootout 3-2 and Riqui Puig took care of the deciding.
In the final, Barcelona will take on Real Madrid or Athletic Club.
Those two teams will face each other in Málaga on Thursday in the other semi-final battle.
The final will be played in Seville next Sunday.
PSG conquers French Super Cup
In the battle for the French Super Cup, Paris Saint-Germain in Lens was 2-1 too strong for Olympique Marseille.
The Parisians won the prize for the tenth time in club history and are therefore the record holder.
Mauro Icardi opened the score from a rebound a few minutes before half time.
Five minutes before the end, Neymar doubled the margin from a penalty, after which Florian Thauvin returned a little on behalf of Marseille.
Mitchel Bakker stayed on the bench at Paris Saint-Germain the entire game.