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DORTMUND WIN THE 2019 SUPERCUP!
What a game, what a performance from Dortmund! Jadon Sancho takes the plaudits after assisting the first for Paco Alcacer and scoring the second, but BVB were superior in all areas to last season's Bundesliga and DFB Cup double-winners, Bayern. It's a sixth Supercup for the boys in black and yellow - how many more trophies will they add to their collection in the season ahead?
WHAT HAVE BAYERN GOT IN THE TANK?
Dortmund have looked the fresher the longer this game has gone on. Even with Sancho off the pitch, they're still finding holes in the Bayern defence on the break. Can Bayern find a second wind and the two goals needed to force penalties?
Jacob Bruun Larsen
Joshua Kimmich can count himself extremely fortunate to still be on the pitch after catching Jadon Sancho late. Bayern have been made to chase the game, and they don't like it.
Dortmund take a two-goal lead! A Bayern attack is picked off on the edge of the Dortmund area, and suddenly Jadon Sancho is set free. He's under pressure, with red shirts breathing down his neck and Manuel Neuer closing the angle, but does he panic? Of course not! Low, hard and through the legs of Germany's No.1 - that's how to finish!
GOAL!2 : 0
Phonzie Davies is on for Bayern. The Canadian teenager scored a belter against Tottenham in the Audi Cup last week, and will provide some real pace on the right-hand side.
Goal-mouth scramble of epic proportions. Marwin Hitz does really well to get his body in the way of Kingsley Coman's point-blank header. Manuel Akanji does even better to stop Thomas Müller's follow-up dead in its tracks in front of the goalline. Hitz, with Akanji and Ömer Toprak busting a gut to save the day, does even better to prod the waiting ball away just as Robert Lewandowski is about to pounce.
Bayern's response is very nearly an equalising goal. First Robert Lewandowski has a go from close range, before Leon Goretzka forces Marwin Hitz to paw his dipping strike over the crossbar. We have a serious game on our hands, folks!
DORTMUND IN THE ASCENDANCY
Dortmund look capable of scoring every time they come forward as Jadon Sancho very nearly finds a black-and-yellow shirt on the penalty spot. There's a storm brewing in Dortmund - can Bayern ride it out?
Dortmund take the lead in the DFL Supercup! Thiago gifts possession to Jadon Sancho, although the English teen still has a tonne of work on his plate. He manages to fend off a handful of red shirts, though, before finding Paco Alcacer, who sweeps home first-time through the legs of Niklas Süle and beyond the despairing dive of Manuel Neuer. A fine, fine strike!
GOAL!1 : 0
A very entertaining half of football between last season's top two in the Bundesliga. Dortmund created the better chances, with Manuel Neuer denying Marco Reus and Raphael Guerreiro, but Bayern grew into the contest and looked the more likely the longer the first 45 went on. All to play for - don't go anywhere!
Bayern do manage to carve out an opening down the right as Niklas Süle releases Leon Goretzka. There are red shirts in the box, but Manuel Akanji is first to the ball and clears the impending threat.
THE BAYERN LEFT
Bayern's most promising attacks are coming down their left with Alaba and Coman. The two combine to win a corner, but it comes to nothing. Joshua Kimmich appears to be missing the presence of a natural wide man ahead of him on the opposite flank.
Alaba's back on his feet and back on the pitch. Relief for Bayern.
The game's on hold as Bayern left-back David Alaba receives treatment following a very nasty looking fall. He came down from quite the height after contesting an aerial challenge with Lukasz Piszczek, with his lower back taking the force of the impact.
BAYERN COME AGAIN
Kingsley Coman gets in behind Lukasz Piszczek and asks the question with a teasing ball into the danger zone. A deflected clearance drops onto the head of Lewandowski, but the Poland striker's improvised attempt doesn't cause Hitz too many problems.
COMAN GOES CLOSE!
And now cries of "Super Bayern, Super Bayern" reverberate around the Signal Iduna Park as Kingsley Coman tests the reflexes of Marwin Hitz from close range. The Frenchman is onto the loose ball, but his follow-up is blocked. Hitz didn't know much about that.
NEUER WITH THE SAVE!
Decibel levels shake neighbouring Gelsenkirchen to its foundation as Dortmund power forward in numbers. Bayern only half clear, before Nico Schulz slips in Raphael Guerreiro. He catches his effort well, but Manuel Neuer gets a big outstretched boot to it and Bayern survive.
Robert Lewandowski gets his first real sight of the Dortmund goal. Last season's top Bundeslgia scorer does really well to beat a couple of BVB players on the edge of the box, but his eventual drive is charged down.
Dortmund turn defence into attack in a flash as Jerome Boateng's errant forward pass is picked off by Jadon Sancho. He lifts an inviting pass over the Bayern defence for Paco Alcacer to chase, and chase he does. Out comes Manuel Neuer, who has almost made it to halfway when the Dortmund No.9 lifts the ball goalwards. David Alaba is rushing back in hope rather than expectation, but the ball lands just wide of the post.
Dortmund play themselves into danger deep inside their own half. Bayern hunt in packs to force the error, and Leon Goretzka very nearly finds Lewandowski in the six-yard box. Marwin Hitz gets there first - much to the BVB back line's relief.
There doesn't look like much on for Thiago, when he spots the unmarked Joshua Kimmich out on the right wing. He finds him, too, with a quite audacious outside-of-the-boot pass. Kimmich's ensuing cross is bound for Robert Lewandowski, but he's sandwiched out of contention by Manuel Akanji and Ömer Toprak. That was Bayern's first concerted spell of pressure in the Dortmund half.
DORTMUND SET THE TEMPO
Lucien Favre's charges have made a supremely assured start to the Supercup. They're stroking the ball about with real confidence - confidence of a side that beat reigning European champions Liverpool in pre-season.
What a start! Raphael Guerreiro robs Niklas Süle out on the Dortmund left. He scampers away and cuts the ball back to Marco Reus, whose first-time strike is brilliantly beaten away by Manuel Neuer. Big chance, big save!
Away we go! Bayern get the ball rolling - can they defend the Supercup title they won by thrashing Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 last year?
THE TEAMS ARE OUT
The Signal Iduna Park is awash with black, yellow and red as the teams go through the pre-game formalities out on the pitch. The atmosphere, as is the norm in these parts, is electric!
BAYERN FIRING ALREADY TOO
With victories over Real Madrid and AC Milan already under their belts, record champions Bayern Munich can afford to be confident heading into the 2019/20 Bundesliga campaign.
DORTMUND ON SONG
Borussia Dortmund have been in rip-roaring form in pre-season, coming past each of Seattle Sounders, European champions Liverpool, and Udinese so far.
SUPERCUP GOES INTERNATIONAL
Fans in over 200 countries around the world are tuning in to tonight's game in Dortmund. And it's the only way you'll get to see it now: the stadium is sold out.
DORTMUND TEAM NEWS
No Mario Götze for tonight's hosts - he starts on the bench, while Mats Hummels isn't in the match day squad. Guerreiro gets the nod on the left side in an attacking role with Nico Schulz behind him. The ex-Hoffenheim man is the only one of Dortmund's summer signings to feature.
BAYERN TEAM NEWS
Last season's double winners line up as expected, though Benjamin Pavard might have been expected to start ahead of Jerome Boateng, who is instead Niko Kovac's choice to partner Niklas Süle in central defence.
Neuer (c) – Kimmich, Süle, Boateng, Alaba – Tolisso, Thiago – Müller, Goretzka, Coman – Lewandowski
Ulreich, Hoffmann, Pavard, Arp, Davies, Singh, Johansson, Sanches
Hitz – Piszczek, Akanji, Toprak, Schulz – Witsel, Weigl – Sancho, Reus (c), Guerreiro – Alcacer
Oelschlägel, Zagadou, Hakimi, Delaney, Dahoud, Götze, Wolf, Schmelzer, Bruun Larsen
NEUER ON SUPERCUP DUEL
"The first title of the season is at stake and we want to defend it," the Bayern skipper told bundesliga.com. "For me, games in Dortmund are always special. I'm looking forward to this game and the competition."
After three years at Bayern, Hummels was back at Dortmund where he originally made a name for himself having initially joined them on loan from...yes, you've guessed it, Bayern, in 2008/09. But a reunion looks unlikely with the 2014 FIFA World Cup winner probably not going to be risked by Lucien Favre.
The first trophy of the 2019/20 campaign is up for grabs on Saturday night with last season's top two in the Bundesliga - Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund - going head-to-head at Signal Iduna Park. Follow us right through to kick-off at 8.30pm CEST/7.30pm BST/2.30pm EDT and beyond!
Welcome along to the match centre for the game Dortmund vs. FC Bayern from matchday 1-1 of the 2019/20 Supercup season at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK. Check back here for full information on the match.