A title as a statement: Julian Nagelsmann put the first trophy in the showcase for FC Bayern with high-speed football. The long-time champion and his new coach set an example for the Bundesliga in the 3-1 (1-0) in the passionate Supercup duel with Borussia Dortmund (read in the ticker) thanks to Robert Lewandowski – the top dog comes from Munich and will join his challenger defend against all means.
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Top scorer Lewandowski (41st, 74th) and Thomas Müller (49th) finally gave Nagelsmann their first win and a trophy two days after the death of club icon Gerd Müller in an astonishingly intense game. The BVB held against it properly, but the DFB Cup winner made too many blunders to really be up to the opponent. Captain Marco Reus scored like a dream at the connection (64th), this time there was little to be seen of Erling Haaland’s elemental force.
“That means a lot to me. This is the next title we have won. It was really great for the spectators to watch the game. It is really great for the team. We can enjoy it,” said Lewandowski on the double goal scorer Sky-Microphone.
FCB coach Julian Nagelsmann was also satisfied: “I think we defended very well, especially in the first half. That was an absolutely deserved win for us. It’s not easy against the offensive power that Dortmund has. The title is the reward for last season because we became champions. Not me, but Hansi Flick. The title belongs to more than me, “said Nagelsmann Sat 1.
Dortmund’s captain Marco Reus said: “That was an unnecessary defeat. Bayern had their chances, that was clear beforehand. The energy and passion were okay.”
Supercup: Moukoko at BVB in the starting line-up
Reus had once again reminded me that titles of any kind “only ever go over Bayern”. So on Tuesday evening, but the game should also be “a pointer” for the championship, as coach Marco Rose emphasized. Accordingly, both teams did it seriously: with the current top line-up, with all rigor and consistency.
After a minute’s silence in memory of Gerd Müller, there was no scanning in the almost traditional Supercup game, the eighth in this constellation in the past ten years. BVB young star Jude Bellingham had whipped up the 25,000 loud fans, the game started dynamically in heavy rain with Munich advantages.
Manuel Akanji (14th) blocked the first big chance Thomas Müller had, while Serge Gnabry shot over the goal while standing free (16th). BVB right-back Felix Passlack, who not only initiated these two scenes involuntarily, was hopelessly overwhelmed at the right rear. The 0: 1 and the 0: 2 also fell over his side.
In the Bayern goal, Manuel Neuer just barely flicked his right foot out against Reus (21st), the central defenders Niklas Süle and Dayot Upamecano pulled and pushed Haaland around to keep the angular Norwegian under control.
Rose had provided Haaland with Youssoufa Moukoko this time, who also got his chance (30th), Thorgan Hazard was injured.
Müller scores for Bayern shortly after the break
The Dortmund team staged their storm with steep passes, mostly played by Reus, with clear speed deficits in the guest defense. It remained intense and attractive: Lewandowski shot in the back of Axel Witsel (34th), Moukoko (36th) overcame both Neuer and Haaland (53rd) from an offside position, Gnabry fired just wide of the post (38th). Then Lewandowski met, Gnabry had flanked.
Dortmund tried to get an answer after the break, but was immediately caught off guard. Lewandowski put the ball struck in from the left with the heel past BVB goalkeeper Gregor Kobel, Müller pushed in under the observation of the new national coach Hansi Flick.
The rival’s resistance only subsided for a short time until Reus shot magically from 16 meters into the corner. It seemed to be a fiery finale, but Lewandowski pulled the plug.