FC Bayern München and new head coach Carlo Ancelotti picked up the first piece of silverware on offer in the 2016/17 campaign courtesy of a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern grew stronger as the game wore on to ultimately claim victory. Were it not for the extraordinary effort of No1 Manuel Neuer, however, the scoreline may have told an entirely different story. The German shot-stopper once again proved why he is considered the world's best goalkeeper with a string of top-class saves and underlined after the game why Dortmund remain Bayern's strongest competition for the Bundesliga title.
Ancelotti was relieved to get the win, especially after such a strong first-half showing from hosts BVB in what the Italian described as "a really difficult game".
Bayern forward Thomas Müller, scorer of the decisive second goal, also acknowledged Dortmund's first-half efforts and in the end was happy that the Bundesliga champions managed to overcome "a few problems" and pick up the win.
Dortmund did themselves no disservice during a thrilling final, but the disappointment was clear to see on the players' faces, with goalkeeper Roman Bürki admitting that his side "had the chances".