Defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich won the 2017 Supercup after twice coming from behind against 2016/17 DFB Cup winners Borussia Dortmund before settling the match 5-4 on penalties.
Dortmund 2-2 Bayern(Bayern win 5-4 on penalties)
The season curtain-raiser certainly lived up to its pre-match billing, and it was not long before Dortmund's high-pressing game paid dividends when Christian Pulisic robbed Javi Martinez of the ball and coolly slotted past Sven Ulreich for the opener. However, Bayern fought back moments later when Robert Lewandowski prodded in Joshua Kimmich's excellent cross. The Bavarians were subsequently the better team, testing Roman Bürki on a number of occasions, albeit without finding the net again before the break.
Man of the match
Dortmund coach Peter Bosz introduced Sebastian Rode at half-time and that helped the hosts work their way back into the game, restoring balance in midfield. There were half-chances for both teams before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang restored Dortmund's lead, finishing off a rapid counter-attack with a lovely dink over Ulreich. The home side looked to have held on to win, but Bayern equalised late on when the red shirts somehow bundled the ball over the line, via Lukasz Piszczek, following a free-kick, to set up a decisive penalty shootout. Marc Bartra missed the decisive spot-kick to allow Bayern to celebrate their sixth Supercup title.
He may have missed his penalty in the shoot-out, but Kimmich was otherwise absolutely outstanding especially considering he only returned to training a few days ago. He was Bayern's best attacking outlet on the right wing and grabbed an assist with one of several pin-point crosses. He was also superb defensively, keeping both Pulisic and Ousmane Dembele at arm's length for most of the match.
Bayern showed glimpses of their best form here but although this wasn't a vintage performance, they still managed to grind out the desired result, even with a handful of first team regulars missing. Dortmund can nevertheless be encouraged by their second-half display, which showcased their embarrassment of attacking riches.
- Dortmund and Bayern contested the Supercup for the sixth time, and fifth since 2012.BVB claimed the last of their five Supercups in 2014.Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finished top of the 2016/17 Bundesliga scoring charts on 31 goals, one clear of 2015/16 leading marksman Robert Lewandowski.Bayern have now won a record six Supercup titles.
Dortmund: Bürki - Piszczek, Bartra, Sokratis, Zagadou (Passlack 77') - Sahin, Castro, Dahoud (Rode 46') - Dembele, Pulisic (Philipp 90'), Aubameyang
Coach: Peter Bosz
Bayern: Ulreich - Rafinha, Hummels, Martinez (Süle 60'), Kimmich - Vidal, Rudy, Tolisso (Sanches 84') - Müller (Coman 67'), Ribery – Lewandowski
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti
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