Bayern won the German Super Cup by defeating Borussia Dortmund 3-2, thanks to a rebound goal from Joshua Kimmich in the 82nd minute in the middle of a game in which there were phases of dominance by both teams.
Bayern complete their fifth title of the year, although at times his life got tangled up and he was on the ropes in the second half after being 2-0 ahead on the scoreboard in the first half.
The two teams came out with various pitches relative to the lineups they had used in their respective Bundesliga losses to Hofffenheim and Augsburg.
Bayer coach Hansi Flick left David Alaba on the bench, who had suffered muscular problems during the week with Jerome Boateng and Serge Gnabry and had to withdraw due to injury to Leroy Sané.
In their place, Lucas Hernández, Niklas Süle, Javi Martínez and Kingsley Coman entered the team. In addition, as expected, Robert Lewandowski, who started on Sunday at the bench, returned to the starting lineup.
Flick also changed the drawing, by dispensing with a winger, and reinforcing the defensive part with Javi Martínez playing ahead of the defense.
On the Dortmund side, Lucien Favre used the experience and relieved Jude Bellingham and Giovani Reina for Thomas Delaney and Marco Reus -who is still not recovering his best form- and had to do without Jadon Sancho, with a respiratory problem, and instead Julian Brandt played.
The game had a start marked by tactics, with both teams taking great care, trying to circulate the ball and without taking excessive risks in the forward pressure that both used.
On the first occasion came the first goal in a Bayern counterattack that originated, in the 18th minute, in a corner kick in favor of Dortmund.
Benjamin headed the ball out of the area to the left wing, Alphonso Davies played with Coman, this with Kimmich who opened it to the right for Lewandowski who crossed for Corentin Tolisso to define.
The second came in the 32nd, with a Thomas Müller header from Davies’ center from the left.
However, Bayern had shown some problems when they came out playing with the ball and in 39, after a loss of ball by Pavard, Reus put the ball in the area for Erling Haaland to play with Brandt who defined his right foot.
Brandt’s goal put Dortmund back into the game that the start of the second half had an excellent chance to tie at Thomas Meunier’s feet on a counterattack.
In 55 Haaland did not fail. The play originated from a split ball that Manuel Akanji beat Lewandowski. The second ball was left to Delaney who sent Haaland a pass to the area to define.
In 59 Haaland had the third when he was alone in front of Neuer who reacted with a provisional stop
The second half had clearly been Dortmund’s but Favre, in 68, perhaps thinking about the next day of the Bundesliga, decided to dispense with his main offensive weapon to replace Haaland to make way for Reinier.
With the departure of the Norwegian Dortmund lost their offensive bellows. Bayern did not leave much until Kimmich appeared.
Kimmich won a midfield ball from Delaney, after an imprecise pass from Manuel Akanji, played off the wall with Lewandowski and arrived in the area in shooting position.
Hitz stopped Kimmich’s shot, but the rebound, when the player was on the ground, hit his left foot to go to the back of the net.