Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Bundesliga: Bayern Munich Win DFL-Supercup As DFB Pokal Gets Underway

Bayern Munich
DORTMUND, GERMANY - AUGUST 05: Thomas Mueller of Bayern Muenchen and Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Muenchen celebrate after winning the DFL Supercup 2017 match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Muenchen at Signal Iduna Park on August 5, 2017 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images) Restrictions

Nothing ever comes easy if you are Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich. As the one club in Germany associated with trademark success in world club football, every team is going to give you their best shot, Peter Bosz’s Borussia Dortmund no different. As the defending holders of the DFL-Supercup, Bayern were tested at a very hostile Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund.

Bayern prevailed 5-4 on penalties following a 2-2 draw. Christian Pulisic (12′) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (71′) scored for Dortmund, while Robert Lewandowski scored in the 18th minute and an own goal by Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki leveled proceedings 88 minutes in. All of Bayern’s kick takers with the exception of young Joshua Kimmich, converted with Niklas Sule, the former TSG 1899 Hoffenheim hand, providing the difference.

“The team showed character and fought brilliantly,” said Hasan Salihamidzic. “They bounced back again and again, and I’m really happy we’ve won the title. It was important to put into practice what we we’ve discussed, that we were focused and played like Bayern Munich today. The lads who made their maiden appearance for FC Bayern today did a great job. I’m proud of the team.”

“Today we’ve seen some of the FC Bayern we want to see,” added Sven Ulreich. “In the first half we had countless chances we should have exploited. Unfortunately we conceded two goals, we weren’t attentive then. We’ve still won, it’s fantastic, and we have to keep it up. We showed the right attitude today. Of course I’m glad I could help the team in the shootout and win the title.”

“I’m very glad about the victory, it’s the first title,” said Lewandowski. “We turned in a very good display. We made a few mistakes but it’s the first match of the season. We have to step it up even more now. I’m sure everything will be going perfectly in a few months. We’ll surely be as strong as in the last or the second-to-last year.”

Embed from Getty Images


The 2017-18 Bundesliga season does not begin Friday, but the DFB Pokal gets underway, and Bayern drew Chemnitzer FC of the 3.Liga. There was some thought that there would be an unfathomable hangover from the arm-wrestle in Dortmund but it never materialized as the defending Bundesliga champions showed their class in a 5-0 rout. Lewandowski scored a brace in the 20th and 60th minutes, Kingsley Coman made it 2-0 in the 51st minute and both Franck Ribery (79′) and Mats Hummels (89′) rounded out the scoring.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

With two straight wins on the trot across all competitions, Bayern are ready to do business in the Bundesliga as they get set for a marathon title defense. Their next match is at the Allianz Arena, the home opener on Aug. 18 against Bayer Leverkusen.

Keep it here on The Stoppage Time, powered by Azteca Soccer, for all of your soccer news. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram


More Footy You May Also Like

Transfer Rumors

There are plenty of transfer rumours doing the rounds as the window has opened at a record early time across Europe. This has meant...


Daniel Bierofka’s TSV 1860 Munich took the first brave steps towards a glorious return to the Bundesliga. A 2-2 draw with 1.FC Saarbruecken at...

Mexicans Abroad

As the season(s) begin to end, it’s time to look back and grade the Mexicans in Europe on their 2017/18 performances. Several Mexicans turned...


Jupp Heynckes’s Bayern Munich may not have clinched the Bundesliga title in their 6-0 hammering of Peter Stoger’s Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena...


A hat trick from one of the greatest all-time goalscorers for Jupp Heynckes’s Bayern Munich in Robert Lewandowski paced the hosts to a 6-0...


It is painfully clear that if Christian Pulisic is to put away the Nightmare of Couva behind him, he must play for a European...


For the most part, the best team in German club football decades on in Fussball-Club Bayern Munich of Munich, Bavaria acquitted itself in terms...