Barcelona reached the final of the Spanish Super Cup with the extraordinary skill of Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. The match ended in a tiebreaker as Real Sociedad drew 1-1 in regulation and extra time. Later, Ronald Koeman's team secured the final by winning 3-2.At the end of this victory, Ter Stegen played a great role by blocking the first two shots of the opponent in two great saves and tiebreakers.
Messi was viewing on as Ter Stegen put forth a valiant effort to make up for the shortcoming in Cordoba, the goalkeeper gigantic both in the shoot-out and during ordinary time, which had completed 1-1.
Barca did not do very well in the attack without Messi. However, in the 39th minute, Barcelona went ahead with the first guaranteed opportunity. Martin Brathwaite passed in the D-box after cutting one and Griezmann increased the cross in the face of the box six yards from the left side. De Young beat the goalkeeper with a great header.
Barca nearly pulled ahead instantly as De Jong swivelled in the box, only to take an unnecessary extra touch. Ousmane Dembele fired just wide and Trincao, on as a substitute, also had a chance to win it before the 90 minutes were up.
Zaldua unleashed in extra time but Ter Stegen tipped over. Dembele's finish was saved too while Adnan Januzaj poked wide at the end of a brilliant run and then hit the post with a free-kick.
Into the shoot-out, and Jon Bautista's first attempt was parried away by Ter Stegen, only for De Jong to hit the post.
But Oyarzabal, who had scored earlier from the spot, this time missed, Ter Stegen guessing right again. Dembele scored before Willian Jose struck the post. Miralem Pjanic tucked in and so did Mikel Merino under pressure.
Griezmann could have won it but ballooned over before Januzaj converted for 2-2, which left it up to Puig to win it for Barca, the youngster slamming home for a spot in the final.
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