Robert Lewandowski has scored twice to help Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to successfully defend their German Super Cup title. This title is the first trophy of Julian Nagelsmann for Bayern and also his first win in charge as they were seen in a poor form during the pre-season. Follow us for more football betting tips and the best football bets this weekend.
“I’d like to start hoarding titles,” Nagelsmann said after claiming his first trophy in their first win for the new season at Signal Iduna Park. “My predecessor and the players, they collected a lot.” Lewandowski opened the scoring and put Bayern ahead of the game with an impressive header before Thomas Mueller doubled the visitors’ lead to make it 2-0 just after the break.
Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer pulled off two great saves to deny Marco Reus and Erling Haaland before the Dortmund captain Reus’ attempts finally paid off as he curled a superb shot inside the post. Lewandowski finished the game when he struck following Manuel Akanji’s error to complete his brace. Bayern have now won all of their last six matches against Dortmund.
“This means a lot to me. We’ve won our next title and for the spectators it must have been a really cool game to watch,” Lewandowski said after the win. “It’s something really great for the team which we can enjoy.” The 32-year-old has now scored 24 goals in as many games against Dortmund, where he spent four years from 2010-2014.
Lewandowski scored 41 goals last season in the Bundesliga, breaking a 49-year-old mark held by Bayern legend Gerd Mueller, who passed away recently at 75. Before the match, Bayern paid tribute to the death of their legendary striker with a minute of silence during which the Bayern striker Thomas Muller held up a shirt bearing Müller’s name and number 9.
Müller won 13 trophies including 3 European Cups, 4 Bundesliga titles and 4 German Cups. One of his 68 goals for West Germany was the infamous winner in the 1974 World Cup final against the Netherlands. During the warm-up before the match started, the Bayern squad wore shirts with Mueller’s name and number 9 on the back. Bayern will be at home against FC Koln in the second matchday of Bundesliga.
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