Real Madrid beat Sevilla 3-2 in the European Super Cup final in rainy Trondheim on Tuesday thanks to a brilliant individual last minute of extra-time clincher from Dani Carvajal.

Sevilla had been on the verge of victory leading 2-1 deep into added time, before Sergio Ramos equalised in the 93rd minute with the last kick of normal time, leaving the losers to taste a double dose of pain when Carvajal grabbed the late, late winner.

Marco Asensio had given Madrid the lead with a brilliant strike before Franco Vazquez equalised shortly before half time.

Ramos had looked set to be the villain of the piece when he conceded a penalty that Yevhen Konoplyanka's slickly converted in the 72nd-minute, which looked set to win it for Europa League champions Sevilla.

The Andalucians could have little to complain about over Carvajal's winner, as he flew into the box and clipped the ball past two defenders and the 'keeper with a lovely flick from the outside of his right boot.

"The goal came from trying and trying again. Dani Carvajal's strike was spectacular, he deserves it more than anyone," Madrid's Lucas Vazquez said after the game.

"Sergio Ramos is the first to never give up and he is always there in important moments. It is brilliant to have him. We have got a lot of depth and a side to take on all comers."

Zinedine Zidane's Madrid were not at full strength, with neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Gareth Bale, nor Toni Kroos, involved and both Luka Modric and Karim Benzema coming off the bench in the second half at the Lerkendal Stadion.

AFP