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Bayern added the European Super Cup to its brilliant season

Bayen won The European Super Cup 2020

Bayern continued to accumulate trophies. The Bavarians won the European Super Cup for the second time in their history

Bayern added the European Super Cup after beating Sevilla 2-1 at the Puskas Arena in Budapest. The Spanish team tortured Hansi Flick’s team, but they managed to prevail after extra time. In the regular time the match ended 1: 1.

Andalusians even took the lead after Ocampos scored from a penalty in the 13th minute, and Leon Goretzka equalized in the 34th. Two goals from Bayern were canceled after the break, and Sevilla missed a great chance at the end of the match. Xavi Martinez became a hero after entering as a reserve and scored the winning goal in the 104th minute.

Sevilla‘s players looked nervous in the first minutes, when their opponent dominated in terms of ball control. However, the Spaniards gradually began to feel more comfortable on the field and got a chance to take the lead early. Ivan Rakitic was hit by Alaba in the penalty area and the referee awarded a penalty. Ocampos was accurate from the penalty spot and it was the first goal for Bayern since the beginning of the season.

The Bavarians quickly became more active and picked up the pace, transferring the game entirely to the opponent’s half. In the 22nd minute Thomas Mueller had an excellent opportunity to equalize. He was found by Lewandowski in the penalty area. Mueller failed to catch the ball well, and Kunde intervened decisively and deflected the ball that went past the door.

Sevilla’s defense was coping with the attacks of the European club champion, but the pressure was increasing. In one of the next attacks in front of Pavar, space was opened to shoot from a good position. The Frenchman tried to direct the ball nicely to the upper right corner, but it was not accurate enough.

The logical thing happened in the 34th minute, when Bayern equalized. Mueller’s pass was taken down by Lewadowski to Goretza, who sent the ball into the net from a wonderful position for 1: 1. The hit came after a period of German domination. Seconds after the goal, Luke de Jong sent the ball into the net behind Neuer, but the goal was canceled due to an ambush.

Bayern players celebrate victory against Sevilla  - The European Super Cup 2020
Bayern players celebrate victory against Sevilla – The European Super Cup 2020

The second half began with a dangerous situation at the door of the Bavarians

A sharp cross to De Jong was diverted by Suhle and Neuer had to intervene. A little later, a brilliant combination ended with a goal by Lewandowski. He received the ball from Sane, passed it to Mueller, who returned it to him so that the Pole could sign. Hansi Flick’s players celebrated a goal, but it was canceled due to an ambush on the first pass to Lewandowski.

Another Bayern goal was canceled a few minutes later. This time Sane sent the ball into the net, but the goal was not counted due to a violation of Lewandowski at an earlier stage of the attack. The Bavarians had the advantage, but failed to overcome the well-organized defense of the opponent.

Shortly before the end, Sevilla had a golden chance to win. A great counterattack brought out the substitute En-Nesiri alone against Neuer. The Spanish striker, however, failed to overcome the goalkeeper. He fired a shot past him, but the guard intervened decisively and prevented the hit. Thus, the regular time ended 1: 1 and came to overtime.

Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer

En-Nesseri got another chance at the beginning of the first overtime. However, Neuer was not overcome again. The ball touched the goalkeeper’s leg and hit the crossbar. Flick made shifts in the 99th minute and they proved decisive. Alfonso Davis and Xavi Martinez appeared in the game. It was the Spaniard who put Bayern ahead in the 104th minute.

Alaba’s shot was deflected by Bunu, but the ball went to Martinez’s head, who aimed it perfectly at the net. He was one of the heroes in 2013, when Bayern last participated in this match and won it. Then the Spaniard, who may leave the club this summer, re-entered as a reserve and equalized for 2: 2 against Chelsea at the end of the second overtime, and then the Bavarians won on penalties.

Sevilla wanted to press and look for an equalizer, but Lopetegui‘s players no longer had the strength and in the second half the Bavarians had the opportunity to increase their lead, and Lewandowski missed two good chances.

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