Carlo Ancelotti collected his first piece of silverware since succeeding Pep Guardiola as FC Bayern München coach with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Supercup at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK.
Borussia Dortmund 0-2 FC Bayern München
Cheered on by their 25,000-strong Yellow Wall, it was Dortmund who bossed possession in the early exchanges, and they almost took the lead inside the first ten minutes when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang latched onto Marc Bartra's swerving ball forward, but the Gabon striker scooped wide. BVB's teenaged debutant Ousmane Dembele then saw a pair of chances thwarted by Manuel Neuer before Bayern finally responded with half-time approaching. Robert Lewandowski saw a close-range header pawed away by BVB goalkeeper Roman Bürki before Arturo Vidal flashed the rebound over.
Man of the match
Vidal and Müller may have got the goals, but this was a victory that would have been impossible if not for the imperious goalkeeping of Germany No1 Neuer.
Bayern took a while to click into gear, but when they did there was no stopping them. With the likes of Arjen Robben, Douglas Costa and Jerome Boateng still to return to first team action, it figures to be another promising season for the record champions.
- Bayern have now drawn level with Dortmund on a record five Supercup triumphs.Runners up five times to BVB's two the Bavarians are now statistically the most successful team in the competition's history.Vidal's opener was the first Supercup goal from open play in 291 minutes.Bayern have still yet to lose a match in which Müller has scored, with his first goal coming back in September 2009 - against Dortmund.