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Dani Carvajal steps up to deliver a dramatic winner for Real Madrid

By Staff Reporter

Dani Carvajal was the unlikely hero as he fired Real Madrid to a Super Cup victory over 10-man Sevilla with a brilliant extra-time winner.

The full-back struck with a penalty shoot-out looming, running from near halfway before drilling the ball past Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico with the outside of his right foot to earn Madrid a 3-2 win in Trondheim.

Madrid, who were without Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale and started with Karim Benzema and Luka Modric on the bench, trailed 2-1 in injury time at the end of 90 minutes when skipper Sergio Ramos headed them level and Carvajal made the most of their escape.

Sevilla substitute Yevhen Konoplyanka looked to have won it with a coolly-taken 72nd-minute penalty as the Andalusian side - who have now lost three Super Cup games on the trot - bounced back from 20-year-old Madrid debutant Marco Asensio's stunning opener.

The Europa League winners hit back through Franco Vazquez before the break to set the stage for Konoplyanka's contribution, only for Ramos, who had conceded the penalty, to make amends right at the end of regulation time.

He saw a spectacular second goal disallowed in extra-time after Sevilla defender Timothee Kolodziejczak had been sent off for a second bookable offence,

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