Bayern beat Dortmund on penalties to win German Super Cup

Posted August 07, 2017

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich added early silverware in their trophy cabinet on Saturday after winning a thrilling encounter against Borussia Dortmund on penalties at the Signal Iduna Park in the German Super Cup finals.

In penalties, Kimmich and Sebastian Rode missed to leave things tied at 3 after the fourth round, and Marc Bartra missed the decisive penalty, with Sven Ulreich making his second save.

Hosts Dortmund ensured a bright start into the clash as Javi Martinez' turnover invited Christian Pulisic to break the deadlock from close range in the 12th minute.

Both sides created chances in the opening moments of the match but it was Dortmund who took the lead when United States worldwide Christian Pulisic calmly slotted past second-choice goalkeeper Sven Ulreich following a mistake at the back by Javi Martinez.

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Bayern twice in the course of the match we were behind, that did not stop the defending champion Germany to spoil the debut of Peter BOS as head coach of "Borussia" D. It all went very fast, I can not say exactly what we did wrong.

"I'm very glad about the victory, it is the first title", he told Bayern's official website. We made a few mistakes but it is the first match of the season.

"We were in the lead three times, even in the penalty shoot-out. Today was important as we played like Bayern Munich again". Unfortunately we conceded two goals, we weren't attentive then.

Peter Bosz' men had good chances to win the penalty shootout as Kimmich's effort got defused by Buerki.