2007 UEFA Super Cup

2007 UEFA Super Cup
Date 31 August 2007
Venue Stade Louis II, Monaco
Man of the Match Andrea Pirlo (Milan)[1]
Referee Konrad Plautz[2] (Austria)
Attendance 17,822[1]

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 and Sevilla. Sevilla were looking to become only the second team to defend the trophy in its history, the first being their opponents 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.

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 10 up after only 14 minutes. This was Milan's fifth Super Cup title, a new record.



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 10 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.


31 August 2007
20:45 CEST
Milan Italy 3–1 Spain Sevilla
Inzaghi  55'
Jankulovski  62'
Kaká  87'
Report Renato  14'
Stade Louis II, Monaco
Attendance: 17,822[1]
Referee: Konrad Plautz[2] (Austria)
GK 1 Brazil Dida
RB 44Italy Massimo Oddo
CB 4 Georgia (country) Kakha Kaladze
CB 13Italy Alessandro Nesta
LB 18Czech Republic Marek Jankulovski
DM 23Italy Massimo Ambrosini
CM 8 Italy Gennaro Gattuso  7'  73'
CM 21Italy Andrea Pirlo
AM 10Netherlands Clarence Seedorf  89'
SS 22Brazil Kaká
CF 9 Italy Filippo Inzaghi  88'
GK 16Australia Zeljko Kalac
DF 2 Brazil Cafu
DF 19Italy Giuseppe Favalli
DF 25Italy Daniele Bonera
MF 5 Brazil Emerson  73'
MF 32Italy Cristian Brocchi  89'
FW 11Italy Alberto Gilardino  88'
Italy Carlo Ancelotti
GK 1 Spain Andrés Palop
RB 4 Brazil Dani Alves
CB 8 Denmark Christian Poulsen  70'
CB 14France Julien Escudé  83'
LB 3 Serbia Ivica Dragutinović
RM 7 Spain Jesús Navas
CM 18Spain José Luis Martí  65'
CM 21Mali Seydou Keita
LM 5 Portugal Duda  68'  74'
SS 11Brazil Renato
CF 12Mali Frédéric Kanouté
GK 13Italy Morgan De Sanctis
DF 15Colombia Aquivaldo Mosquera
MF 17Spain Diego Capel
MF 25Italy Enzo Maresca  74'
FW 9 Russia Aleksandr Kerzhakov  65'
FW 10Brazil Luís Fabiano  83'
FW 20Belgium Tom De Mul
Spain Juande Ramos

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

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


First half[2]
Statistic Milan Sevilla
Goals scored 0 1
Total shots 5 8
Shots on target 2 2
Saves 1 1
Ball possession 58% 42%
Corner kicks 3 3
Fouls committed 10 12
Offsides 3 1
Yellow cards 1 0
Red cards 0 0
Second half[2]
Statistic Milan Sevilla
Goals scored 3 0
Total shots 5 5
Shots on target 4 0
Saves 0 0
Ball possession 50% 50%
Corner kicks 1 5
Fouls committed 8 13
Offsides 1 1
Yellow cards 0 2
Red cards 0 0
Statistic Milan Sevilla
Goals scored 3 1
Total shots 10 13
Shots on target 6 2
Saves 1 1
Ball possession 54% 46%
Corner kicks 4 8
Fouls committed 18 25
Offsides 4 2
Yellow cards 1 2
Red cards 0 0

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Match Press kit (2009)" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 1 June 2012. See page 18
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "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. Retrieved 1 September 2007.
  5. "Regulations of the UEFA Super Cup 2007" (PDF). UEFA.com.
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