Adrian the hero while Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to win the Super Cup
ISTANBUL: substitute goalkeeper Adrian it was the hero as his Tammy bran Abraham allowed Liverpool overcome Chelsea 5-4 on penalties and win UEFA Super cup on Wednesday after a very entertaining match in Istanbul he finished 2-2 at the end of overtime.
Every penalty in the shooting had been successful before Mohamed Salah stepped up to convert Liverpool 's fifth kick at the home of Besiktas. Substitute Abraham then had his effort saved by Adrian, the summer signing only playing in the absence of the injured Allison Becker.
It is Liverpool 's fourth Super cup victory, with their last coming in 2005 on the back of their memorable Champions League triumph, also in Istanbul.
Now they have won 13 European trophies in general, and how their fans would love to return to the Bosphorus for the final of the Champions League this season.
Sadio Mane had earlier been Liverpool 's star, canceling out Olivier Giroud's first-half strike to ensure the match ended 1-1 in 90 minutes, and then putting Jurgen Klopp's team in front on 95 minutes.
But perhaps it was inevitable that French referee Stephanie Frappart played a role in the outcome of the game.
The first woman to take charge of a major men's match in European competition, Frappart gave Chelsea a penalty when Abraham went down under contact from Adrian. Jorginho - his name unfortunately wrongly spelled on the back of his shirt - netted the spot-kick.
He also scored in the shoot-out, but there would be no first trophy as Chelsea coach for Frank Lampard, who lost the Super cup twice with the club as a player, including a defeat on penalties against Bayern Munich in 2013.
Lampard has expressed his willingness to give young people a chance this season, although here he left Mason Mount and Abraham, only 20 and 21 years old respectively, on the bench.
Instead N'Golo Kante was deemed fit to play after a summer plagued by injury problems, while Giroud came in and Christian Pulisic made his full debut. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made his first start for Liverpool in 16 months after recovering from a serious knee injury.
The England midfielder released Salah for an early opportunity only for Kepa Arrizabalaga to save the Egyptian effort. However, he generally had problems hitting the left flank and was replaced at rest by Roberto Firmino.
Chelsea had enjoyed the better of the opening 45 minutes, with Pedro Rodriguez crashing a shot off the bar midway through the first half before Adrian saved at the feet of Mateo Kovacic.
The first match came in the 36th minute, with Kante finding Pulisic and the American drawing several red shirts towards him before releasing Giroud to score for the first time.
Shortly after that, Pulisic thought he had achieved 2-0, but his excellent final was canceled out of play by Frappart.
The introduction of Firmino helped change things completely at the start of the second half, though, with Liverpool needing little more than two minutes to draw level.
The Brazilian hit the ball in the way of Mane, who rushed home from a short distance even though Kepa gave him a glove.
Kepa fared much better in the 75th minute, blocking Salah's shot behind Jordan Henderson's corner and then reacting brilliantly to turn Virgil van Dijk's follow-up into carpentry.
Brought on from the bench along with Abraham, Mount briefly thought he had restored Chelsea's lead late on but his crisp low strike was disallowed.
On into extra time they went and, to the delight of the crowd, who were mostly supporting the European champions, Liverpool went 2-1 up thanks to that same combination.
Mane found Firmino near the byline and then held on to the Brazilian cutout and fired at his home from the bottom of the bar.
But, in the 101st minute of this match, Jorginho converted from the spot to recover the possibility of a penalty.
Having conceded that spot-kick, Adrian later produced a firm hand to deny Mount and was at it again as he denied Abraham to secure victory for his team.