Bayern Munich vs Dortmund (3-2): You could say that it was through ‘the luck of the champion’, but in reality, it was about talent. A goal from Kimmich, from the ground and pulling genius, tipped the balance this Wednesday in the final of the German Super Cup in which Bayern Munich won what is their fifth title in 2020. This time at the cost of Borussia Dortmund That made things more difficult than it might seem after Bayern Munich were 2-0 in favor in half an hour.
Lucien Favre’s men tied, but the Swiss coach decided to remove Haaland from the pitch and thus gave Bayern wings. The Flick did not miss it, which adds a title every 8 games directed since he took office from Bayern Munich, and with the aforementioned Kimmich goal they managed to prevail.
It was a weight loss encounter. Neither Leroy Sane, suffering from a problem in his right knee, nor Alaba, with muscular problems, nor Goretzka, who fell at the last minute due to back problems, were at Bayern. And in Dortmund, goalkeeper Burki and Jadon Sancho were missing, both due to respiratory infection although not coronavirus. Between the absences and the lack of public in the stands, everything was quite decaffeinated. Nor was there on the pitch the tension of a title dispute. They both wanted to win, yes, but not even remotely gave the feeling that their lives depended on it.
Corentin Tolisso (18′) and Thomas Muller (32′) put the Munich forward and Julian Brandt (39′) and Erling Haaland (55′) equalized for ‘BVB’ (2-2). However, Joshua Kimmich, in the 82nd minute, scored the final 3-2. Only one title separates Flicks from matching Guardiola’s Barcelona sextet in 2009. The Super Cup was marked by absences. Lucien Favre was forced to dispense with Bürki and Sancho due to a “serious respiratory inspection”. We will have to be attentive to its evolution in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak.
Hitz and Reus took his place. Furthermore, the substitution of Witsel and Guerreiro was surprising. Dahoud and Passlack entered his place. The flick also had to make bobbin lace in the absence of Sané and Goretzka, mainly. In addition, he reserved Gnabry, Boateng, and Alaba. Instead, he opted for Lucas Hernandez as central and Javi Martinez as a midfielder. It drew attention to see him play at the beginning due to the rumors that place him in Athletic. Has his role changed after his winning goal in the European Super Cup against Sevilla and the departure of Thiago? It seems difficult, but nothing should be ruled out.
Bayern Munich started well after Hoffenheim (4-1) ended their 32-game streak without losing. Tolisso opened the scoring on 18 ‘on the counter, in true Borussia Dortmund style. Davies took it from behind immaculately, Muller opened for Lewandowski and he served the ‘death pass’ for the former Lyon, who scored with suspense: Hitz took his shot at point-blank range with the help of the crossbar, but Tolisso riveted it to pleasure on the line.
The 2-0, in the 32 ‘, was born again from the boots of Alphonso Davies. The Canadian roadrunner served a measured cross from the left and Muller beat Passlack overhead to beat Hitz with an accurate header that hit the post before entering. Dortmund was on the canvas but got up. The 1-2 gave him wings. Pavard lost it at the start and Brandt beat Neuer in the heads-up after a quick triangulation between Reus and Haaland, who, on this occasion, was visited as an assistant.
Meunier, just after the break, in minute 47 ‘, forgave the tie in a traced play. Haaland left him alone and the former PSG topped up when he was alone against Neuer. The one who did not forgive was Haaland in 55 ‘. Akanji stole, Delaney filtered a great pass to the back of the defense and Dortmund’s ‘9’ scored the 2-2 with an accurate one-on-one shot. The play was repeated in the 59th minute. Haaland once again stood alone against Neuer, but this time Neuer emerged victorious with a save very similar to the one he starred against En-Nesyri to save the European Super Cup. And, you know, whoever forgives, pays for it.
A loss by Delaney ended in the final 3-2 in the 82nd minute. Kimmich stole and threw the counter, Lewandowski gave back and Kimmich himself scored arriving with everything. Hitz saved his first shot, but the German international caught the rebound and scored with a shot from the ground. Be that as it may, it is worth its weight in gold. Bayern Munich already have the: League, Cup, Champions, European Super Cup, and German Super Cup.