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The 2006 UEFA Super Cup was the 31st edition of the annual UEFA Super Cup, a UEFA-sponsored football club match that pitted the winners of the UEFA Champions League against the winners of the UEFA Cup. It took place at the Stade Louis II in Monaco, on 25 August 2006, and featured two Spanish clubs: Barcelona, who won the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League, against Sevilla, who took the 2005–06 UEFA Cup title. Sevilla beat Barcelona by 3–0 and added its first UEFA Super Cup trophy to its maiden UEFA Cup.

2006 UEFA Super Cup
Event31st UEFA Super Cup
Date25 August 2006
VenueStade Louis II, Monaco
Man of the MatchDani Alves
(Sevilla)[1]
RefereeStefano Farina
(Italy)[2]
Attendance17,480[3]
2005
2007

MatchEdit

BackgroundEdit

For the third time, two clubs from the same country played each other in the UEFA Super Cup, after the all-Italian 1990 and 1993 editions. Barcelona guaranteed a sixth presence in the UEFA Super Cup match, following their victorious campaign in the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League, where they defeated first-time finalists Arsenal by 2–1, at the Stade de France in Paris. Their first three presences—as 1979, 1982 and 1989 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup winners—resulted in an equal number of defeats. Having won their first European Cup title in 1992, Barcelona finally claimed the Super Cup trophy in their fourth attempt by beating Werder Bremen 3–2 on aggregate. Five years later, as 1997 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup holders they defeated another German club (Borussia Dortmund) to add a second Super Cup to their cabinet.[4]

Spanish side Sevilla made their debut in the UEFA Super Cup by taking the 2005–06 UEFA Cup title with a 4–0 win over Middlesbrough in the final, held at the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven. This triumph was achieved in Sevilla's sixth participation in the UEFA Cup tournament, following participations in the 1982–83, 1983–84, 1990–91, 1995–96 and 2004–05 editions.[5]

Before the 2006 UEFA Super Cup, the two clubs had previously met in European competition only once. It was in the third round of the 1995–96 UEFA Cup edition, and it resulted in a 4–2 aggregate win for Barcelona.[5]

DetailsEdit

Barcelona  0–3
[6]
  Sevilla
Report 1
Report 2
Renato   7'
Kanouté   45'
Maresca   89' (pen.)
Attendance: 17,480[3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barcelona
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sevilla
GK 1   Víctor Valdés
RB 2   Juliano Belletti
CB 4   Rafael Márquez
CB 5   Carles Puyol (c)
LB 16   Sylvinho   47'   72'
DM 6   Xavi   57'
CM 3   Thiago Motta   57'
CM 20   Deco
RW 19   Lionel Messi
LW 10   Ronaldinho
CF 9   Samuel Eto'o
Substitutes:
GK 25   Albert Jorquera
DF 11   Gianluca Zambrotta
DF 21   Lilian Thuram
DF 23   Oleguer Presas
MF 8   Ludovic Giuly   72'
MF 24   Andrés Iniesta   57'
FW 7   Eiður Guðjohnsen   57'
Manager:
  Frank Rijkaard
GK 1   Andrés Palop   77'
RB 4   Dani Alves   54'
CB 2   Javi Navarro (c)   60'
CB 14   Julien Escudé   85'
LB 3   David
RM 15   Jesús Navas   75'
CM 8   Christian Poulsen
CM 11   Renato
LM 6   Adriano   81'
CF 10   Luís Fabiano   46'
CF 12   Frédéric Kanouté   49'
Substitutes:
GK 13   David Cobeño
DF 19   Ivica Dragutinović
DF 24   Andreas Hinkel
MF 16   Antonio Puerta   81'
MF 18   José Luis Martí   46'
MF 25   Enzo Maresca   90'   75'
FW 7   Javier Chevantón
Manager:
  Juande Ramos

Man of the Match:[1]
  Dani Alves

Assistant referees:[7]
  Marco Ivaldi
  Alessandro Griselli
Fourth official:[7]
  Matteo Trefoloni

StatisticsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Super Cup honour for Alves". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 25 August 2006. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Farina handed Super Cup honour". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 23 August 2006. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Match Press Kit (2011)" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 1 June 2012. See page 19
  4. ^ Turner, Lucy (22 August 2006). "Barça hungry for third success". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  5. ^ a b Turner, Lucy (21 August 2006). "Sevilla making up for barren past". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Line-ups" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 25 August 2006. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Full Time Report" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 25 August 2006. Retrieved 24 April 2011.