The German soccer champions FC Bayern Munich secured the Supercup with a close win at the end of the DFB Cup winners RB Leipzig. The record champions won 5:3 (3:0) in Leipzig on Saturday, mainly thanks to a furious first half, and won the first title of the new season.
National player Jamal Musiala scored the lead in the 14th minute, which newcomers Sadio Mané (31st) and Benjamin Pavard (45th) extended to 3-0 before the break. Serge Gnabry scored Bayern’s goal to make it 4-1 (66th). Marcel Halstenberg (59th) first shortened for Leipzig. Christopher Nkunku (77′) with a penalty kick and Dani Olmo (89′) then made it exciting before Leroy Sané (90′ 8) added the final point in added time.
Leipzig still has some work to do before the start of the Bundesliga next week in Stuttgart. Already in the test match against Champions League finalist Liverpool there was a 0:5 smack, at least the second round reconciled. Maybe national player David Raum will help in the future. According to managing director Oliver Mintzlaff, talks with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim are on the home stretch.
“I’m looking forward to the new Bavarians,” said Nagelsmann, who initially relied on the old top performers. Only Mané, who came from Liverpool, was in the Munich starting XI. The millionaire star defender Matthijs de Ligt, on the other hand, still had to be patient. Nagelsmann said he was not at 100 percent after the brief preparation.
So de Ligt saw a strong game from his new team from the bench. For a long time, the people of Munich were more toxic, more aggressive and more technically adept. With high pressing they caused the hosts big problems. It took just 14 minutes before Munich’s first competitive goal of the new season was scored:
After an unsuccessful liberation action by Leipzig, the ball came to Musiala, who shot in from the inside right position. Marcel Halstenberg and Konrad Laimer, who was courted by Bayern, had not cut a good figure before.
The people of Leipzig replied immediately. But the jubilation after Christopher Nkunku’s goal quickly fell silent after an offside decision (15′). RB acted against Bayern without a classic centre-forward. In addition to Nkunku, idea generator Emil Forsberg stormed.
However, the game mainly went in the other direction, and the master presented himself with high efficiency. After a cross from Gnabry, Mané was there, where super scorer Robert Lewandowski has always made Bayern fans cheer in recent years. The joy was great for Africa’s footballer of the year, who raised his arms, jumped and hugged his teammates.
And it got even worse for Leipzig, whose mistakes were punished coldly. The playful Musiala danced out the RB defense and gave Pavard the third goal. Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic, who sat next to CEO Oliver Kahn in the stands, liked that. It is the right time to take such a step, also to have a different perspective.
And this did not change in the second round either. Musiala repeatedly initiated dangerous actions. Gnabry immediately had a great chance of scoring the fourth goal (51st). RB coach Domenico Tedesco reacted with two quick changes and brought the Spaniard Dani Olmo and striker André Silva into play. The latter was unlucky when his header hit the crossbar (57′). Shortly thereafter, however, the efforts were rewarded by Halstenberg’s goal when national keeper Manuel Neuer acted unhappily.