The Bayern players are the winners of the UEFA Super Cup for the second time in history.
They won by defeating Sevilla in the final in Budapest after a 2-1 score in overtime, breaking a 1-1 deadlock.
Leon Goretzka (34) and Javi Martinez (104) scored for Bayern, and Lucas Ocampos (13 pen) for Sevilla.
European League winners Sevilla proved to be a very tough nut to crack for Bayern, who came to Budapest on the wings of an impressive 8-0 win over Schalke in the Bundesliga.
The match started shockingly for the European champions.
In the 12th minute, Alaba knocked down Ivan Rakitic in the penalty area with his hands. Following this, the Argentine Lucas Ocampos scored from the penalty spot to give the lead to Seville.
Mueller and Lewandowski then had a great opportunity to equalize, which came due to a much better game by Bayern in the 34th minute.
Pavard left the ball with his back to the goal, leaving the ball for Leon Goretzka, who hit the net from ten meters.
In the 48th minute, De Jong also missed an opportunity. And, three minutes later, Lewandowski’s goal too was canceled due to the backcourt.
Bayern then attacked as a better team throughout the second half. However, the Seville defense withstood all the attacks.
Another Bayern goal was annulled due to a Lewandowski foul. Though, two minutes before the end, the Spanish team welcomed their big chance.
Moroccan Nesyri headed towards Neuer himself, who stopped his shot and the duel went into overtime.
In the 104th minute, the Bavarians came to victory with a goal by the “joker from the bench” Javi Martinez.
After a shot by Alaba defended by goalkeeper Bouno, Martinez scored with his head for 2-1.
Bayern and Sevilla thus played the 45th edition of the UEFA Super Cup at the Puskas Arena in Budapest.
UEFA allowed the presence of spectators for the first time since the start of the pandemic, so the allowed third of the stadium’s capacity was met.
Neither the Bavarian and Andalusian clubs have been very successful in this competition so far, both celebrating only once so far.
Bayern won once in 2013 with three previous defeats, and Sevilla in 2006 after which they were defeated in the next five finals.
But last night’s triumph brought Bayern five million euros and Sevilla 3.8 million euros.
Bayern Munich – Sevilla (2:1):
Scorers: 0-1 Ocampos (13 pen), 1-1 Goretzka (34), 2-1 Javi Martinez (104)
Taylor from England judged in front of 18,000 spectators at the Puškaš Arena stadium.
Bayern Munich: Neuer; Pavard, Süle, Hernandez (Javi Martinez, 99), Alaba (Boateng, 115); Goretzka (Davies, 99), Kimmich, Sane (Tolisso, 70), Müller, Gnabry; Lewandowski
Sevilla: Bounou; Escudero, Kounde, Diego Carlos, Jesus Navas; RAKITIĆ (Torres, 56), Fernando, Jordan (Vasquez, 93); Ocampos, De Jong (Nesyri, 56), Suso (Gudelj, 77)