Register Login Scores

International

Dortmund Win German Super Cup

Borussia Dortmund beat bitter rivals Bayern Munich 2-0 to clinch the Germany Super Cup on Wednesday night.

The match started at high tempo because of the high rivalry between the two teams, with former Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, adding some spice to the clash as he now dons the red and blue of Bayern.

Bayern seemed to settle into their shape and enjoying a bit of possession to exert some control on the game within the opening 15 minutes of the match, but Dortmund were looking resilient. 

The Pep Guardiola’s side were forced to shift their play with long diagonals, which Jurgen Klopp’s side were happy to deal with.

Javier Martinez heavy back passes early in the game nearly resulted in an own goal, but goalkeeper Manuel Neuer came to the rescue of the Spanish defender.

Shortly afterwards Dortmund started to dictate the match as Bayern looked a bit frail at the back.

Dortmund broke the deadlock through Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the 23rd minute following a good play with strike partner, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, for the opening goal of the match.

The opening half hour did not quite go according to plan for Bayern, while Dortmund were able to ruffle the Bundesliga champions' feathers and take the lead through Mkhitaryan

The were also dealt a blow as defender, Javier Martinez, had to make way for Dante after suffering an injury.

The match headed to the halftime break with Bayern behind.

Dortmund continued to dominate in the second half and were rewarded with the second goal as Aubameyang found the back of the in the 62nd minute following an assist from Piszczek. 

Lewandowski, playing against his former team, failed to make any impact, and had to deal with the disappointment of losing to his former teammates.

Guardiola brought in World Cup stars Phillip Lahm and Mario Gotze, but they could not help their team avoid a painful loss to their bitter rivals, who clinch the Super Cup.

nextarticle

International Transfer Round-Up

176 comments

Top 5

PSL Prosecutor Gives Sirino Update

77 Jan 21, 2020 10:36 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

UEFA Announce 2019 Team Of The Year, Salah Snubbed

9 Jan 15, 2020 02:46 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Agent ‘Confusion’ Over Chiefs Star Clarified

35 Jan 21, 2020 12:07 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Clubs In The World Revealed

14 Jan 14, 2020 12:27 PM in World News

Pirates To Pounce On International Striker?  

35 Jan 20, 2020 12:15 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Highest-Attended Football Matches In 2019

17 Jan 19, 2020 08:00 PM in World News

Professor Slams Pitso!

232 Jan 16, 2020 02:31 PM in PSL

Pitso: Chiefs Is On A Honeymoon, So Many Wins!

285 Jan 19, 2020 06:55 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Pirates To Pounce On International Striker?  

35 Jan 20, 2020 12:15 PM in Orlando Pirates

Footballers' Interesting Jobs After Retirement

9 Jan 16, 2020 08:00 PM in World News

Middendorp Sees ‘Every Team Fighting’

40 Jan 21, 2020 10:08 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

How Downs Were Second Best In Musona Race

35 Jan 20, 2020 07:59 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pirates Star Likely To Come In For Nyauza…

16 Jan 21, 2020 11:34 AM in Orlando Pirates