Bayern beat Sevilla to win the UEFA Super Cup

Munich

Bayern Munich beat Sevilla 2-1 after extra time on Thursday to lift the UEFA Super Cup and complete the quadruple. This was the first European game played with fans in the stands since the sport returned after the break due to Covid-19 pandemic.

 

It was Sevilla who took the lead. Lucas Ocampos scored a penalty in the 13th minute. Bayern's equalizer came in the 34th minute through Leon Goretzka. The match was pushed to the extra time after both teams failed to score again in the regular time. Substitute Javi Martinez headed in the winner for Bayern in the 104th minute.

 

Bayern were the better side in the game but they missed some chances through Robert Lewandowski, Benjamin Pavard and Thomas Mueller in the first half. It was the brilliance of Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer that extended the match to extra time. He made a one-on-one save against Youssef En-Nesyri in the closing stages of the regular time. He pushed another shot from the Sevilla striker into the post 2 minutes into the extra time.

 

Bayern are now unbeaten in 32 matches, with their last defeat coming in December 2019.