- German Super Cup Final – Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund: Robert Lewandowski scored twice for Bayern Munich to beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the German Super Cup and give coach Julian Nagelsmann his first win as manager – Follow insideSport.co for all the live updates from the world of football
German Super Cup Final: Lewandowski stars as Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1, to life German Super Cup title
German Super Cup Final – Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund: The Poland star, who scored a record 41 goals in the Bundesliga last season, opened the scoring in the 41st minute and got the decisive third goal in the 74th after Marco Reus had pulled one back for Dortmund
Nagelsmann had endured a difficult start as Bayern had not won any of their four preseason friendlies and were held to a draw at Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga’s opening game on Friday.
German Super Cup Final – Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund: Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer pulled off two great saves to deny Marco Reus and Erling Haaland before Lewandowski struck, arriving late to meet Serge Gnabry’s cross with a powerful header that flew into the net in the 41st minute.
Lewandowski set the single-season league scoring record on the final day of last season to break a 49-year-old mark held by Bayern Munich legend Gerd Mueller, who died on Sunday aged 75.
Thomas Mueller added a second four minutes after the break as Alphonso Davies broke down the left before squaring the ball into the box. Lewandowski got the slightest of touches to steer the ball into the path of Mueller, who slammed it home.
Haaland had a goal ruled out for offside in the 53rd minute before Reus managed to reduce the deficit in the 64th with a stunning curled effort.
Dortmund’s hopes of a comeback were snuffed out when Lewandowski pounced on an error by Manuel Akanji and fired a low drive into the bottom corner to make it 3-1 in the 74th minute as Bayern secured their first trophy of the season.
“I’d like to start hoarding titles,” Nagelsmann said. “My predecessor and the players, they collected a lot.”