Initial reactions and observations:
- In the end, Bayern was a better side and deserved the win. They managed to do so with their resilient will and they never gave up fighting.
- Sevilla surprised everyone with how they played. They made life difficult for the Bavarians on several occasions.
- Manuel Neuer saved Bayern in the last moments of the regular 90 minutes and proved again, that he is the best keeper in the world
- Bayern is physically very well prepared and tonight that won them the game
FT — Bayern win the UEFA Super Cup
112’ — Jerome Boateng comes in for Alaba
105’ — the game continues
ET break observations:
- Nothing really changed in how both teams played the first extra time
- Adorable moment for Javi Martinez as he scores on his, most probably, last match for Bayern
104’ — JAVI MARTINES SCORES!
99’ — Goretzka out for Alphonso Davies and Hernandez out for Javi Martinez
90’ — Begin of the extra time!
- Both defenses are doing well tonight - both teams have been good in the second half. Bayern was pressing hard, while Sevilla fought bravely and denied their chances.
- Bayern is unlucky - first, they received a goal from a penalty, but then get two of their goals canceled in the second half. Attacking wise, they did well.
- Manuel Neuer is still the best - he saved Bayern’s ass in the last moments of the match!
- David Alaba looked shaky throughout the match
90’ — extra time
71’ — Corentin Tolisso in and Leroy Sané out. Müller on the wing now
52’ — VAR check and no goal for Bayern
51’ — WHAT A TEAM GOAL! Lewandowski scores and puts Bayern in front.
46’— Second half is underway!
- Sevilla is playing very well. Most importantly, they know how to defend. They scored early in the game and made Bayern chase the result.
- Bayern’s attack didn’t have many chances, but they could have been a bit more clinical. In the end, they managed to squeeze one past the keeper.
- Müller’s field perception is on another level - it’s like he knows where his teammates are all the time.
- The collective team spirit is incredible.
34’ — Goal for Bayern! Amazing team play and Goretzka scores the equalizer
12’ — Goal for Sevilla! Ocampos scores from the spot
11’ — Penalty for Sevilla
Kickoff — We’re underway!
One hour until kickoff: We have lineups! Big surprise is that Lucas Hernandez starts, while Alphonso Davies is benched. Guess Davies isn’t fit yet, or Hansi likes what he sees from Lucas.
Hansi #Flick's 1️⃣1️⃣ für den #SuperCup! #packmas pic.twitter.com/L22M1h98mQ— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) September 24, 2020
Bayern Munich won a treble last season, but the team is still hungry for trophies. Luckily for Hansi Flick and his men, the UEFA Super Cup is here to scratch that itch. Pitting the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League against each other, this competition is rated slightly higher than your average preseason cup. La Liga side Sevilla are the chosen opponents, and they’ll be looking to deal Bayern their first defeat in 2020.
Bayern Munich haven’t been on this stage since the Bavarians beat Chelsea in the Super Cup seven years ago. Hansi Flick will want to do what Jupp Heynckes couldn’t and try to follow up a treble season. To do that, he needs to secure this cup. It’s a complicated affair, because fixture congestion means that the team have to play a Bundesliga game just days later, but the players will surely be ready for it. After all, they’re treble winners.
Among those players set to play their second Super Cup, we have Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, and Javi Martinez. It says something about Bayern’s stability that so many members of a previous treble winning side are still around today. Among the Super Cup debutantes, we have Robert Lewandowski, who will relish the chance to score in a competition that he’s never played in before. Can the pillaging Pole pull it off? He’ll have plenty of help, if Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry play like they did against Schalke. Oh, and let’s hope Alphonso Davies gets a start too.
It’s Bayern time.
Location: Puskas Arena, Budapest, Hungary
Time: 9:00 pm local time, 3:00 pm EST
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