Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to lift DFL-Supercup

Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to lift DFL Supercup
  • Bayern beat Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park to lift the cup
  • Two goals from Robert Lewandowski and one from Thomas Muller gave new coach Julian Nagelsmann his maiden silverware

Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund to lift the DFL-Supercup.

After a moving pre-match tribute to the late Gerd Müller, the match started high in intensity but low in quality, as the two outfits made several careless errors in possession.

Marco Reus had a wonderful opportunity to give the ‘Schwarzgelben’ the lead early on, but his shot was saved by Manuel Neuer, while Robert Lewandowski’s close-range effort was cleared off the line by Axel Witsel.

However, the Polish forward put his side ahead in the 41st minute, when he powered a header past Gregor Kobel and into the bottom corner.

It took Bayern less than four minutes after the interval to double their lead.

Thomas Müllertapped in after Dortmund were unable to clear their lines.

The home side then enjoyed a brief spell of superiority, and Reus halved the deficit with a stunning effort from outside the box.

The Bavarian outfit were in no mood to surrender their lead though, and Lewandowski calmly slotted in to grab his second of the game after substitute Tolisso robbed the ball from Dortmund’s defender Akanji which presented a gift to Lewandowski to get his second of the night.

The win gave Bayern’s new boss Nagelsmann a maiden piece of silverware in his managerial career.