The Uefa Super Cup even gets an opening ceremony these days and like the Sochi opening ceremony there was a minor malfunction at the Cardiff City Stadium.
But this one wasn't so much a technical issue as a mascot failing in his duty. Look carefully at the below picture...
That kid's getting sacked. pic.twitter.com/0T1NyW0NLe— Football Clichés (@FootballCliches) August 12, 2014
Spotted it yet? Yes, the first "D" in Madrid is held the wrong way round.
It didn't affect Real, though, as they beat Sevilla 2-0 through goals from Cristiano Ronaldo.