Bayern Munich won the European Super Cup on Thursday. The Champions League winner was in Budapest after extension with 2-1 too strong for Sevilla, which won the Europa League in August.
Sevilla surprisingly ahead
Lucas Ocampos surprisingly put Sevilla ahead in the thirteenth minute, after which Leon Goretzka made it 1-1 in the first half. In the first half of extra time, it was substitute Javi Martínez who headed in the winning goal in the Puskás Arena.
It is the second time that Bayern has won the European Super Cup, after the ‘Rekordmeister’ was too strong for Chelsea in 2013 after penalties. The team of trainer Hansi Flick crowned an excellent calendar year in Budapest, in which the national title, the DFB-Pokal and thus the Champions League were also won.
Because of Bayern’s victory, Sevilla failed to win the European Super Cup for the second time. The Spaniards won the match between the winners of the two most important European club tournaments only in 2006. In 2007, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Sevilla also went down.
Luuk de Jong was at the kick-off for the Spanish subtopper. The Dutchman, who had a crucial contribution to the 3-2 win over Internazionale in the Europa League final with two hits, was replaced in the 56th minute. Joshua Zirkzee stayed on the bench at Bayern throughout the game.
Bayern Munich’s fourth winning goal from Javi Martínez. (Photo: ANP)
Bayern was the outspoken favorite in the Super Cup, but it was Sevilla that took the lead early. De Jong put the ball in the penalty area with his chest ready for Rakitic and it was pushed in his back by David Alaba, after which the Spaniards received a penalty kick. Ocampos did not fail from 11 meters.
As expected, Bayern then increased the pressure and had to stop Sevilla. After just over twenty minutes, it led to an excellent opportunity for Thomas Müller, but the German did not hit a pass from Robert Lewandowski well.
Not much later, a hard shot from right back Benjamin Pavard went just wide and Lewandowski tried in vain to outwit goalkeeper Yassine Bono with a lob. The equalizer still fell before half time. Lewandowski put the ball back on Goretzka and he shot in flawlessly.
Sevilla surprisingly took the lead against Bayern. (Photo: Pro Shots)
In the second half, Bayern appeared to take the lead quickly after a number of nice combinations between Müller and Lewandowski, but the scoring Pole was just offside and saw his goal being rejected after intervention by the VAR.