Real Sociedad lost to Catalans in a penalty shootout in the first semifinal match of the Spanish Super Cup, Real Sociedad and Barcelona met.

At first, the Catalans could not approach the rivals' penalty area and create sharpness at the Sociedad goal. But the attacks of the nominal home team looked quite promising. Porto had a good chance, as he missed the goal from outside the penalty area. Isak was threatening the goal with "Blaugranes", who was prevented from hitting by Ter Stegen, who came out of the goal in time.

In the middle of the first half of the meeting, Ronald Koeman's charges felt their game and began to pressure the penalty area of the "blue-white". The active Braithwaite and Dembele constantly kept the defensive formations of their opponents in suspense. It was the Dane who took part in the scoring attack at the end of the half. Brightwhite made a pass to Griezmann's move, and after a pass from the Frenchman De Jong just shot under the crossbar. Having scored a goal, the Catalans gave the ball to their opponents, but the score did not change before the break.

The second half began with troubles for Blaugranes. The ball hit de Jong's hand, and since it happened in Barcelona's penalty area, the referee pointed to the 11-meter mark. Oyarzabal coolly converted the penalty and evened the score. De Jong could immediately rehabilitate himself, but the same Oyarsabal managed to prevent the Dutchman from shooting from outside the penalty area.

In the future, an equal game was going on in the field with a small number of dangerous moments. Thus, the game logically spilled over into extra time. Soon after it started, Saldua got a great shot, and Ter Stegen hit the ball out from under the crossbar in a brilliant jump. The Catalans responded with a 4 to 2 exit, which Dembele completed, who failed to break through the goalkeeper. Januzaj could have snatched the victory for Sociedad. After his shot from an acute angle, Ter Stegen rescued his team, and then Januzaj hit the post from a free-kick.

The fate of a ticket to the final was decided by a series of penalties, and where things did not go well for the "white-blue." Sociedad's footballers have converted only two hits from the 11-meter mark, while the Catalans have made one more accurate hit. As a result, Barcelona became the first Spanish Super Cup finalist.

Spanish Super Cup. Semifinal.

Real Sociedad - Barcelona 1: 1 (on penalties 2: 3)

Mikel Oyarzabal (51, penalties) Frenkie de Jong (39)

Penalties: 0: 0 Orgilles (goalkeeper), 0: 0 De Jong (post), 0: 0 Oyarzabal (goalkeeper), 0: 1 Dembele, 0: 1 Willian José (post), 0: 2 Pjanic, 1: 2 Merino, 1: 2 Griezmann (wide), 2: 2 Januzaj, 2: 3 Puig.

Robin Le Norman (58), Oscar Minguez (97) Usmane Dembele (54)

Real Sociedad: Alex Remiro, Nacho Montreal, Robin Le Norman, Andoni Gorosabel (Joseba Saldua, 91; Hon Orgilles, 120), Igor Subeldia, Mikel Merino, Ander Guevara (Martin Subimendi, 106), Hon Aldalur (Ander Barrenechea, 81), Alexander Isac (Willian José, 91), Mikel Oyarzabal, Porto (Adnan Januzaj, 103)

Barcelona: Marc-André ter Stegen, Ronald Araujo, Oscar Minguez (Junior Firpo, 114), Jordi Alba, Clement Langelet, Sergio Busquets (Ricky Puig, 91), Frenkie de Jong, Ousmane Dembele, Pedri (Miralem Pianic, 91 Antoine Griezmann, Martin Brightwhite (Francisco Trinkan, 78)