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Saturday 30 July 2022
Bayern Munich won the German Super Cup for the tenth time in its history, after beating Leipzig, the cup holder last season, 5/3, in the match that was held between them at the latter’s stadium, “Red Bull Arena” in the German city of Leipzig.
Bayern Munich retained the title for the third year in a row, after winning it in 2020 and 2021.
Bayern advanced in the 14th minute through Jamal Musila, before Sadio Mane added the second goal in the 31st minute, while Benjamin Pavard added the third goal in the last minute of the first half.
In the 59th minute, Leipzig returned to the match again with a goal scored by Marcel Halstenberg in the 59th minute, but Bayern scored again through Serge Gnabry in the 65th minute.
Leipzig scored two goals in the 77th and 89th minutes through Christopher Nkunku from a penalty kick, and Dani Olmo, but Leroy Sani succeeded in adding the fifth goal for Bayern Munich in the eighth minute of the second half.
Bayern Munich will start its league campaign against its host Eintracht Frankfurt next Friday, while RB Leipzig will visit Stuttgart on Sunday.
Bayern Munich pressed from the beginning, with the aim of scoring the goal, which was achieved after 14 minutes, when Jamal Musiyala received a ball inside the penalty area with his team’s continuous pressure, to hit a ball that smashed goalkeeper Peter Gulache.
And in the 31st minute, Bayern Munich managed to score the second goal through its new Senegalese star, Sadio Mane, who benefited from a number of passes between the Bavarian team players, and the ball reached him from his colleague Serge Gnabry from the left side to deposit it in the net.
Bayern continued to put pressure on their opponent, who was content with giving up completely in the first half, for the Bavarian team to score a third goal through defender Benjamin Pavard, who received a cross from Mosila inside the penalty area to hit the ball past Gulache, to end the first half with a 3-0 lead for Bayern.
In the second half, Leipzig rose up and changed its performance dramatically, but Bayern Munich was dangerous through some attempts on the Gulache goal, but it did not result in anything new.
In the 59th minute, Marcel Halstenberg scored the first goal for RB Leipzig, after taking advantage of a corner by Christopher Nkunku to head the ball past Manuel Neuer.
Bayern responded to the goal of reducing the difference for Leipzig by scoring a fourth goal through Serge Gnabry, who took advantage of the confusion of Leipzig’s defense in dispersing the ball, to put it past Gulache in the 65th minute.
Leipzig did not give up and got a penalty kick in the 77th minute, which Nkunku successfully executed in the net against Neuer, before his colleague Dani Olmo added the third goal, who fired a deceptive ball to goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the 89th minute.
Despite Leipzig’s multiple attempts to equalize, this did not happen, but Bayern succeeded in adding the fifth goal through Leroy Sani, who launched the ball from the middle of the field, reaching the penalty area and manipulating the goalkeeper and defender and put the ball in the net in the eighth minute of the calculated time instead of lost in the second half.
The rest of the match minutes did not witness anything new, so the referee blew the whistle to the end, with Bayern Munich winning 5/3.