Bayern Munich secured the UEFA Supercup title with an extra time, 2-1 win over Sevilla in Budapest, Hungary this past Thursday, collecting their fourth trophy from the 2019/2020 season. While another trophy will be brought back to Munich, having to play 120 minutes plus stoppages was probably the last thing Hansi Flick would’ve wanted for his players with such a packed schedule coming up.
In a new report from Bild, Robert Lewandowski revealed that there were hardly any celebrations at Bayern’s team hotel after beating Sevilla, primarily because most of the players in the squad were exhausted. Lewandowski was one of a handful of players that looked absolutely spent after the final whistle had gone. David Alaba and Serge Gnabry were seen lying on the ground and moving rather gingerly once the match had ended as well. “We didn’t really celebrate anymore, we were all too exhausted from the 120 minutes,” the Polish ace said. He added, “on Saturday we’re flying back to Hoffenheim, we don’t have a day off. Five days of ice bins would actually be nice.”
Of course, just three days after Bayern’s Bundesliga match at Hoffenheim, they’ll be back in Munich to play host to Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena for the DFL-Supercup. Flick has already said that he doesn’t want to make rotations for the match against Hoffenheim, so it will likely mean that he’s going to make some changes for the Supercup. Ordinarily, the Supercup serves as a tune-up match ahead of the start of the Bundesliga season, but because of the coronavirus, the schedule’s been significantly truncated to accommodate matches for all competitions.
Four days after the Supercup, Bayern host Hertha Berlin at the Allianz Arena before there will be an international break for UEFA Nations League matches and friendlies. When all is said done, Bayern will have played four matches in the span of just ten days.