Bayern Munich won the German Super Cup for the eighth time on Wednesday evening. The reigning champion was 3-2 too strong at home for Borussia Dortmund in the last game of the female top arbiter Bibiana Steinhaus.
Steinhaus whistles her last match
Bayern initially seemed on its way to an easy win. ‘Der Rekordmeister’ led 2-0 after just over half an hour thanks to hits from Corentin Tolisso and Thomas Müller.
Tolisso opened the score in the eighteenth minute by passing Dortmund goalkeeper Marwin Hitz in two instances. His first bet ended up on the crossbar via the keeper, after which he tapped the ball into the empty goal from close range. Müller headed in the 32nd minute from a measured cross by Alphonso Davies.
In the final phase of the first half, Dortmund brought the tension back with a goal from Julian Brandt. The attacker completed a quick attack from ‘Die Borussen’ with a hard shot. Erling Haaland scored ten minutes after the break for the equalizer after a beautiful pass through the middle of Thomas Delaney.
Joshua Kimmich still gave Bayern the victory in the final phase of the match. The midfielder tapped the ball in with a left, after his first bet was turned by Hitz. Immediately after the 3-2, Joshua Zirkzee came within the lines of the formation from Munich, which no longer gave away the win.
Bayern Munich’s fourth winning goal from Joshua Kimmich. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Bayern is the record holder with eight German super cups. The club previously won the prize in 1987, 1990, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Dortmund is number two on the list with six super cups.
Earlier in the day, Steinhaus announced that she would whistle her last match in Munich. She became the first female referee in the Bundesliga in 2017 and has since led 23 matches at the highest level in Germany.
“After a very constructive conversation with referee chief Lutz Michael Fröhlich and after carefully weighing many factors, I have decided to end my national and international career as a referee,” Steinhaus stated her choice to quit.
Bibiana Steinhaus was last on the field as a referee. (Photo: Pro Shots)