A Robert Lewandowski brace either side of Thomas Muller’s strike gave Bayern Munich a 3-1 victory over Der Klassiker rivals Borussia Dortmund in the DFL Supercup on Tuesday night.
In a feisty and evenly matched first period, it was BVB that had the ball in the back of the net first, although 16-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko’s clinical finish was chalked off for offside.
Bayern then broke the deadlock four minutes before half-time, as Serge Gnabry’s floated cross from the left wing was unsurprisingly met emphatically by Lewandowski, who thumped a header into Gregor Kobel’s bottom corner.
It took Julian Nagelsmann’s men just four minutes of the second period to double their lead. The Bavarian giants embarked on a blistering counterattack, before Alphonso Davies’ deflected cross was tapped in by Muller from close range.
Dortmund had another goal written off for offside just four minutes later, as Erling Haaland broke through and coolly dispatched his chance, only for the linesman’s flag to spoil his party. But Marco Rose’s side did get back into the game after 64 minutes, when Marco Reus magnificently curled Jude Bellingham’s lay off into Manuel Neuer’s top corner from 20 yards out.
Bayern killed the game off, however, restoring a two-goal cushion in the 74th minute. Manuel Akanji was pressed hard by Corentin Tolisso, whose tackle fell to Lewandowski to calmly finish past a helpless Kobel.
That proved the final key moment of the match, as Nagelsmann won the first major trophy of his career and the first of Bayern’s season.