Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany
88′ Piszczek (OG)
Bayern Munich win 5-4 on penalties.
Deputising Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich produced heroics in the penalty-shootout to help the Bavarians defeat their Klassiker rivals Borussia Dortmund 5-4 on penalties to win the DFL-Supercup away at Signal Iduna Park, having come from behind twice.
Former Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski tapped home to cancel Christian Pulisic’s early opener before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the hosts ahead again for what looked to have been the winner, only for Bayern to level the scores late-on, courtesy of a Łukasz Piszczek own-goal, to send the game to a penalty-shootout, where Ulreich denied Marc Bartra in sudden-death after Dortmund spurned the advantage as former Bayern Munich midfielder Sebastian Rode missed his spot-kick, following Joshua Kimmich’s missed effort.
After quite an evenly contested first nine minutes, the Bavarians went close to opening the scoring when Lewandowski latched onto a fine cross-field pass from Thomas Müller before firing over the bar.
Two minutes later the hosts took the lead when Pulisic dispossessed Javi Martínez deep in his own half before slotting home past Ulreich.
Bayern responded well and went close to an equaliser, two minutes later when Franck Ribéry cut-inside to fire an effort at-goal that Roman Bürki tipped behind.
Four minutes later the visitors drew level. Kimmich was played onside and sent a teasing delivery across the face of goal for the waiting Lewandowski, who tapped home.
In the 23rd minute Dortmund had a good chance to take the lead again when a fine cross from Ousmane Dembélé found Gonzalo Castro, but his back-heeled-volley was saved well by Ulreich.
Seven minutes later Bayern went close to taking the lead when Ribéry dug-out a cross to find Müller, whose instinctive-volley was palmed away by Bürki at the near-post.
Four minutes later the Bavarians very nearly went ahead when Kimmich found Müller with a cross that the midfielder met with a header against the post, with Bürki well-beaten.
Three minutes before the break the visitors went close again when Müller teed-up Sebastian Rudy, who fired an effort at-goal from-range that Bürki parried, following a corner.
In the 64th minute Bayern had a good chance to take the lead when Ribéry found the unmarked Tolisso with a fine cross-field pass, but the midfielder’s effort was tame and Bürki makes a straightforward save.
Seven minutes later the hosts went ahead when Ousmane Dembélé sent Aubameyang through on-goal and the striker chipped Ulreich to find the net, following a swift break.
Two minutes from time the visitors drew level. A Sebastian Rudy freekick was met by Lewandowski with a header that struck the underside of the bar before an almighty scramble saw Kimmich fire the ball home via a double ricochet off Bürki and then the unfortunate Piszczek, to send the tie to penalties.
In the penalty-shootout, both sides scored their first two penalties before Kimmich was denied by Bürki, giving Dortmund the advantage as Aubameyang successfully converted his spot-kick. However Rode couldn’t extend Dortmund’s advantage and was denied from the spot by Ulreich, who kept Bayern in the shootout as Gonzalo Castro sent the shootout to sudden-death where Bartra was eventually denied by Ulreich.
The result meant that Bayern Munich won a record sixth Supercup, one more than Borussia Dortmund.