Bayern Munich 3-2 Borussia Dortmund: Hansi Flick’s side win German Super Cup as Joshua Kimmich nets late winner to halt rousing comeback from Erling Haaland and Co
- Bayern Munich have won the German Super Cup after beating Dortmund 3-2
- Jadon Sancho was missing from Dortmund’s squad due to a respiratory problem
- Bayern opened the scoring after 18 minutes with Corentin Tolisso firing home
- Thomas Muller doubled the hosts’ lead before Julian Brandt pulled one back
- Erling Haaland brought Dortmund level on 55 minutes with a close-range finish
- Bayern re-took the lead with eight minutes to go through Joshua Kimmich
Joshua Kimmich scored the winning goal as Bayern Munich shrugged off concerns about fixture congestion to beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 and lift the German Super Cup on Wednesday.
Dortmund fought back from 2-0 down to level the score, before the two goalkeepers made the difference.
Bayern’s Manuel Neuer showed superb reactions to palm away Erling Haaland’s shot when one-on-one with the Norwegian striker. Dortmund’s stand-in keeper Marwin Hitz could only parry Kimmich’s shot in the 82nd minute and the midfielder stretched to flick in the rebound while falling.
Bayern Munich have won the German Super Cup after beating Borussia Dortmund 3-2
Joshua Kimmich (on the floor) scored a fortunate winner for Bayern at the Allianz Arena
Bayern took the lead after 18 minutes when Corentin Tolisso fired home from very close range
Tolisso celebrates with Alphonso Davies after he finished off a slick Bayern Munich counter
Thomas Muller doubled the Bayern Munich lead as they looked to be in cruise control early on
But Dortmund were not two goals behind for long as Julian Brandt (L) reduced the deficit
Erling Haaland made it 2-2 early on in the second half with an assured left-footed finish
The Norwegian wonderkid celebrates with team-mates Marco Reus and Thomas Delaney
Bayern: Neuer, Pavard (Richards 76), Sule, Martinez (Musiala 84), Hernandez, Kimmich, Tolisso, Coman (Gnabry 54), Muller, Davies, Lewandowski (Zirkzee 83).
Subs not used: Boateng, Alaba, Fein, Nubel, Tillman
Goals: Tolisso 18, Muller 32, Kimmich 82
Manager: Hansi Flick
Dortmund: Hitz, Can, Hummels (Piszczek 76), Akanji, Meunier (Schulz 67), Dahoud, Delaney, Passlack, Reus (Reyna 72), Brandt (Bellingham 76), Haaland (Reinier 68).
Subs not used: Guerreiro, Wolf, Witsel, Drljaca
Goals: Brandt 39, Haaland 55
Manager: Lucien Favre
For Bayern it was a morale-boosting recovery after losing 4-1 to Hoffenheim on Sunday to end a 32-game unbeaten run. It also marked the third win in a row against Dortmund.
Bayern has played for five trophies since coach Hansi Flick took charge in November and won them all, but all that success has made for more fixture congestion in the already packed 2020-21 season.
The win over Dortmund came just six days after another Super Cup, when Bayern beat Sevilla 2-1 in extra time in UEFA’s ceremonial season-opener.
Kimmich’s winner was the second Bayern goal on a rebound after Corentin Tolisso was left with a simple finish to open the scoring in the 18th when Hitz pushed his first shot onto the crossbar following a lightning-fast counterattack the length of the field.
Bayern made it 2-0 through Thomas Muller’s header in the 32nd after Dortmund backed off Alphonso Davies and gave him time to play a cross perfectly weighted to meet Muller arriving at the far post.
Tolisso pounced on a loose ball on the Dortmund goal line and managed to get to it first
Muller climbed highest at the back post to head Bayern two goals in front in the first half
Brandt hit a superb shot back across goal that left Manuel Neuer well beaten for Bayern
Haaland latched onto a superb through ball by Delaney and smashed the ball past Neuer
Haaland hauled Dortmund back into the game, setting up Julian Brandt to score in the 39th and then scoring himself in the 55th in a move which began when Manuel Akanji muscled Lewandowski off the ball in the midfield.
Dortmund’s Danish midfielder Thomas Delaney played the final pass for Haaland on that move. However, Delaney was later at fault for the winner as he dawdled on the ball and Kimmich dispossessed him.
Neither team fielded a fully first-choice lineup, with Bayern missing the injured Leroy Sane and Leon Goretzka, while David Alaba was an unused substitute with a muscle problem. U.S. defender Chris Richards came on as a 76th-minute substitute for Bayern in his third appearance for the first team.
Dortmund made do without Thorgan Hazard, who is injured, while first-choice goalkeeper Roman Burki and winger Jadon Sancho were unwell. Both tested negative for coronavirus.
It was the last game before retirement for Bibiana Steinhaus, who in 2017 became the first female referee to oversee men’s Bundesliga games.
But Kimmich scored a later winner for Bayern, who claimed their second trophy of the season
It also marked Bayern’s second trophy of the season and fifth of the calendar year
Bayern lift the trophy in front of an empty Allianz Arena with fans still locked out of matches
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