- Bayern beat Dortmund 2-0 at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK.
- Goals from Vidal and Müller seal trophy for Bayern.
- Ancelotti wins Supercup in first game in charge.
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...
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.
2) Manuel Neuer is the best goalkeeper in the world
If there are arguments for and against Vidal being the best in the world in his position, there can be few who quibble with Manuel Neuer’s status as the planet’s finest goalkeeper. Neuer kept a Bundesliga record 20 clean sheets last season, which would be worth a mighty 60 points over the course of an Official Fantasy Bundesliga campaign.
The 30-year-old produced a number of excellent saves to keep Borussia Dortmund at bay as the hosts dominated the first hour, and will once again play a key role as the champions look to defend their title in the first season with Ancelotti at the helm.
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.
4) Thomas Müller once again the man for the big stage
Goalless at EURO 2016, Thomas Müller served a timely reminder of his quality in the Supercup, scoring Bayern’s second - and winning - goal after 79 minutes.
It was an otherwise quiet display from the forward, but - as always seems to be the case - he was in the right place at the right time to poke home from close-range and win the trophy for his side. After 20 Bundesliga goals last season, Müller must be a prime candidate for any Official Fantasy Bundesliga side.
5) Dortmund’s attacking midfield riches
Despite plenty of summer investment in the attacking midfield area, only one new face started there for Dortmund against Bayern, Ousmane Dembele lining up alongside Shinji Kagawa and Adrian Ramos. Emre Mor and Andre Schürrle were, however, late substitutes for Die Schwarzgelben, with the injured Reus and Pulisic not in the squad and Götze on the bench throughout.
The following day, Schürrle hit a brace in a 3-0 friendly win over Bundesliga 2 side SV Sandhausen, with Tuchel pondering quite a selection dilemma ahead of welcoming Mainz on Matchday 1. The only thing for certain is that it would be little surprise to see BVB exceed their league-high 82 goals from 2015/16 this campaign. While Tuchel may be spoilt for choice, you could in theory pick an entire midfield five made up of Borussia Dortmund in the Official Fantasy Bundesliga. Click here to build your team.