By defeating Leipzig .. Bayern crowned the Super Cup without Lewandowski |  DW |  30.07.2022

By defeating Leipzig .. Bayern crowned the Super Cup without Lewandowski | DW | 30.07.2022

Bayern Munich won the German Super Cup after winning 5-3 at its host Leipzig on Saturday (30 July 2022).

In his first official appearance since the departure of striker Robert Lewandowski, Bayern did not face an attacking problem and easily shook the German Cup champions. Bayern needed only 14 minutes to take the lead with a shot from Jamal Musiyala from inside the penalty area.

Senegalese newcomer Sadio Mane, who came from Liverpool this summer, added the second goal from close range after a pass from Serge Gnabry in the 31st minute. Frenchman Benjamin Pavard concluded Bayern’s goals at the end of the first half after a pass from Musila.

And Marcel Halstenberg revived the hopes of Leipzig when he reduced the difference with a header in the 59th minute from a corner kick from Christopher Nkunku. Seven minutes later, Gnabry made the difference to three goals.

Leipzig’s Dani Olmo got a penalty after an intervention from Pavard, and Nkunko successfully executed it in the 77th minute. Mane scored two more goals, but the referee canceled them for offside. Olmo paved the way for exciting final minutes when he added the third goal for Leipzig with a shot from inside the penalty area after a counterattack in the 89th minute.

Leipzig reduced the teams and scored three goals against Bayern, but failed to equalize.

After the referee counted four minutes of added time, the game continued until the eighth minute, when substitute Leroy Sani scored the fifth goal to celebrate Bayern’s third consecutive title in the championship and the tenth in total.

Bayern Munich will start its league campaign against its host Eintracht Frankfurt next Friday, while Leipzig will visit Stuttgart on Sunday.

MAA/A.H. (DPA, Reuters, AFP)

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