Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the DFL-Supercup final on Tuesday evening. So, in news of yesterday’s DFL-Supercup football fixtures today, Bayern beat Dortmund 1-3 with a brace from striker Robert Lewandowski.
While Marco Reus scored once for Borussia Dortmund, it wasn’t enough to overwhelm Lewandowski scoring twice and Thomas Müller, once.
The first half of the Supercup match was a blink-and-you-miss affair, with chances seemingly appearing and disappearing by the minute.
DFL-Supercup Football Fixtures Today – Bayern Beat Dortmund 1-3
Bayern targeted BVB right-back Felix Passlack early on, robbing him of possession three times to set up presentable scoring chances.
However, neither Kingsley Coman (twice) nor Müller was able to convert these opportunities into goals.
Dortmund, on the other hand, was dangerous going forward. So much so that Bayern needed a world-class save from Manuel Neuer. He denied Marco Reus after a sensational through-ball from Jude Bellingham.
Following that, Reus, Müller, Lewandowski, and Erling Haaland all came close to scoring.
Meanwhile, referees disallowed 16-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko’s goal for being offside.
Finally, in the 41st minute, Lewandowski scored the opening goal with a powerful header from Serge Gnabry’s cross. This gave the visitors the lead at halftime.
Soon after the restart, Bayern doubled their lead when Passlack was dragged out of position. This allowed Alphonso Davies to stride to the byline and cross into the middle for Lewandowski.
Gregor Kobel blocked his back heel, but the rebound fell at Müller’s feet, and he tapped in from close range.
Dortmund’s retaliation, on the other hand, was not accidental. Jude Bellingham teed up for Reus to bend a stunning shot past Neuer from the edge of the area.
Then, it appeared that BVB might mount a comeback after a frenzied beating playing against Bayern’s home crowd. Instead, they conceded again when Manuel Akanji was too careless in possession at the back.
Corentin Tolisso intercepted the ball and poked it into the path of Lewandowski, who gratefully accepted the gift. His one-on-one with Kobel ended in a second goal.
The pace of the game remained frenetic until the final whistle, though, with both teams seeking to improve the scoreline.
But there were no further goals as Bayern claimed the Supercup trophy for the ninth time.
Dortmund 1-3 Bayern
Goals: 0-1 Lewandowski 41, 0-2 Müller 49, 1-2 Reus 64, 1-3 Lewandowski 74
Bookings: Reus, Dahoud; Sule, Sane, Choupo-Moting
Dortmund: Kobel – Passlack (Wolf 84′), Witsel, Akanji, Schulz – Bellingham (Reinier 84′), Dahoud, Reyna (Pasalic 78′) – Reus (c) – Moukoko (Malen 58′), Haaland
Bayern: Neuer (c) – Stanisic (Sarr 87′), Upamecano, Süle, Davies – Kimmich, Goretzka – Coman (Sane 49′), Müller (Musiala 73′), Gnabry (Tolisso 73′) – Lewandowski (Choupo-Moting 88′)