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Highlights and recap from Bayern Munich’s win over Borussia Dortmund

Der Klassiker is just what the doctor ordered after a dry preseason.

The first of many for Rudy in red.
Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern concede, then dominate

For the first 10 minutes Bayern Munich seemed much more under control than they have been in preseason play. Their defense held firm when Borussia Dortmund was on the attack, or rather on the counter.

All that changed, however, when Arturo Vidal misplayed a pass to Javi Martinez in the 11th minute. This exception to their solid play unfortunately was a decisive moment in the opening moments of the half. Christian Pulisic picked Martinez’s pocket and finished coolly to put Dortmund up 1-0.

Bayern picked up their first goal on an over-the-top ball to Joshua Kimmich, who delivered a brilliant pinpoint pass to Robert Lewandowski. Lewy smashed the ball home to tie the game 1-1.

The goal was a catalyst for Bayern. They immediately looked more dangerous on offense. As they combined more effectively to move the ball forward, they produced several chances that Dortmund keeper Roman Bürki had to save.

The first half ended 1-1 with Bayern playing at a high level. Their attack was breaking down Dortmund time after time and they mustered 10 shots total with three on target.

Auba pulls ahead, Kimmich pinballs back

In the second half started, the teams continued to battle to a stalemate, featuring the physicality that most would expect in a Bayern and Dortmund matchup. As each side tried to outmuscle the other, neither managed to find a way to break the game wide open.

Thomas Muller was replaced in the 66th minute by Kingsley Coman to create a more typical double winger situation with Ribery on the left and Coman on the right. The change was meant to open Bayern offensively, but it unfortunately left them open for a Dortmund counterattack that resulted in a wonderful chip from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

As the second half continued, Bayern continually created chances until finally scoring late on a corner. The pinball-like play saw the ball bounce around until Kimmich scored on what appeared to be an own-goal by Lukas Piszczek.

Since there is no extra time in the German Supercup, the game went straight to penalties. Although Kimmich missed his penalty, former Bayern player Sebastian Rode also missed his own. Bayern then finished Dortmund off in the second round, as Sven Ulreich blocked Marc Barta’s shot for the win.

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