Jose Mourinho will take on his former team Real Madrid in this Tuesday’s UEFA Super Cup and he’ll be hoping for a better outcome than in his last game in the competition, when his Chelsea side lost to Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich on August 30, 2013.
Toni Kroos was in the Catalan’s lineup that day, so he knows exactly what it feels like to win the European season’s curtain-raiser against the Portuguese coach.
It wasn’t any ordinary game that night in Prague, as it went all the way to a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in normal time and a 2-2 scoreline at the end of extra time.
Romelu Lukaku – who will be in action this midweek in Skopje – missed Chelsea’s first penalty in the shootout, while the Bundesliga outfit were perfect, with Kroos netting his own attempt, the Germans’ fourth.
David Alaba then converted Bayern’s fifth kick to seal an epic win and win the first of Kroos’ three UEFA Super Cups.
This midweek, against Manchester United, he’ll be out to hold it once more.