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Supercup: five things we learned from Bayern's meeting with Dortmund

It was a first trophy for Carlo Ancelotti and a first chance to see FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund in competitive action this season, but what did we learn from the champions' 2-0 victory over BVB to lift the Supercup at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK?

As ever, bundesliga.com was on hand and has drawn five lessons from an enthralling encounter...

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1) Is Arturo Vidal the best midfielder in the world?

Winner of seven trophies since May 2015, Arturo Vidal was at his rampant best on Sunday evening, scoring the opening goal at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK. The 29-year-old’s confidence was clear to see before his 70th-minute substitution, a result of inspiring his country, Chile, to a second Copa America title in as many years this summer.

It is hard to think of many other players who marry his drive, determination and strength in the tackle with such finesse, creativity and finishing ability. Indeed, priced at 14 million in the Official Fantasy Bundesliga, Vidal should be one of the first names on your team sheet.

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3) Could Felix Passlack be the surprise of the season?

Borussia Dortmund’s youth academy has been prolific in recent years, propelling Marco Reus and Mario Götze into the international limelight, with Erik Durm and Christian Pulisic also tipped for the top. Pulisic’s team-mate in the BVB youth teams, Felix Passlack looks set to be the next big thing to emerge from the Ruhr valley and could also be a shrewd Official Fantasy Bundesliga investment.

Thrown in at right-back, the 18-year-old kept the rejuvenated Franck Ribery quiet and with Lukasz Piszczek only recently having returned from his UEFA EURO 2016 exertions with Poland, Passlack could be in line to start against 1. FSV Mainz 05 on the opening day.

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