2007 UEFA Super Cup


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, who won the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League, and Sevilla, winners of the 2006–07 UEFA Cup. Sevilla were looking to become only the second team to defend the trophy in its history, the first being 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.

2007 UEFA Super Cup
Match programme cover
Date31 August 2007
VenueStade Louis II, Monaco
Man of the MatchAndrea Pirlo (Milan)[1]
RefereeKonrad Plautz[2] (Austria)
Attendance17,822[1]
2006
2008

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


Summary

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, 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 through a lovely left-footed volley to hit a low diagonal shot to the keeper's left. Kaká capped off the fine overall display when he headed home the rebound after his initial shot from a penalty was saved.

Details

Milan 3–1 Sevilla
Inzaghi  55'
Jankulovski  62'
Kaká  87'
Report Renato  14'
Attendance: 17,822[1]
Milan
Sevilla
GK1 Dida
RB44 Massimo Oddo
CB4 Kakha Kaladze
CB13 Alessandro Nesta
LB18 Marek Jankulovski
RM23 Massimo Ambrosini (c)
CM21 Andrea Pirlo
LM8 Gennaro Gattuso 7' 73'
AM22 Kaká
AM10 Clarence Seedorf 89'
CF9 Filippo Inzaghi 88'
Substitutes:
GK16 Zeljko Kalac
DF2 Cafu
DF19 Giuseppe Favalli
DF25 Daniele Bonera
MF5 Emerson 73'
MF32 Cristian Brocchi 89'
FW11 Alberto Gilardino 88'
Manager:
Carlo Ancelotti
GK1 Andrés Palop
RB4 Dani Alves
CB14 Julien Escudé 83'
CB18 José Luis Martí (c) 65'
LB3 Ivica Dragutinović
DM8 Christian Poulsen 70'
RM7 Jesús Navas
LM5 Duda 68' 74'
AM11 Renato
CF21 Seydou Keita
CF12 Frédéric Kanouté
Substitutes:
GK13 Morgan De Sanctis
DF15 Aquivaldo Mosquera
MF17 Diego Capel
MF25 Enzo Maresca 74'
FW9 Aleksandr Kerzhakov 65'
FW10 Luís Fabiano 83'
FW20 Tom De Mul
Manager:
Juande Ramos

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

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

Match rules[5]

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

Statistics

First half[2]
Statistic Milan Sevilla
Goals scored01
Total shots58
Shots on target22
Saves11
Ball possession58%42%
Corner kicks33
Fouls committed1012
Offsides31
Yellow cards10
Red cards00
Second half[2]
Statistic Milan Sevilla
Goals scored30
Total shots55
Shots on target40
Saves00
Ball possession50%50%
Corner kicks15
Fouls committed813
Offsides11
Yellow cards02
Red cards00
Overall[2]
Statistic Milan Sevilla
Goals scored31
Total shots1013
Shots on target62
Saves11
Ball possession54%46%
Corner kicks48
Fouls committed1825
Offsides42
Yellow cards12
Red cards00

See also


References


  1. "Match Press kit (2009)" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2012. See page 18
  2. "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. Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2007.
  5. "Regulations of the UEFA Super Cup 2007" (PDF). UEFA.com.