Carvajal nets Super goal in extra time
DANI Carvajal scored a stunning late goal as Champions League winners Real Madrid beat Europa League holders Sevilla 3-2 after extra-time in an all-Spanish Uefa Super Cup thriller in Trondheim, Norway on Tuesday.
The right-back went on a weaving run in the Sevilla half in the 119th minute before lifting the ball over goalkeeper Sergio Rico.
"I stole the ball, saw the space and went forward," the defender told Spanish television.
"The essence of Real Madrid is never to give up."
Real looked down and out when they trailed 2-1 with one minute to go in normal time.
But captain Sergio Ramos took the match into extra-time with a last-gasp header from a cross by Lucas Vazquez in front of a crowd of 21,166.
Earlier, the Madrid club, who were without Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos and Pepe, took the lead in the 21st minute with a superb curling shot by Marco Asensio from 30m.
Sevilla reacted in positive fashion and were rewarded in the 41st minute.
Franco Vazquez, who joined from Palermo in July, levelled with a left-foot volley.
Jorge Sampaoli's men went in front with a penalty in the 72nd minute after Ramos brought down Vitolo.
Yevhen Konoplyanka, who had come on as a substitute five minutes earlier, sent Real goalkeeper Kiko Casilla the wrong way from the spot.
After Ramos equalised, Sevilla's Timothee Kolodziejczak was sent off for a second bookable offence after a late challenge on Vazquez three minutes into extra-time.
Real laid siege to the opposition goal for most of the additional 30 minutes.
Sevilla needed Rico to pull off save after save.
Carvajal's memorable late goal meant Sevilla, who have won the Europa League for the last three years, suffered a hat-trick of Super Cup defeats.