DFL – Super Cup preferably known as German Super Cup was the only domestic trophy which was missing in Bayern Munich dressing room since 2012. Newly appointed Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti started his campaign with a German Cup for Bayern Munich against arch rival Borussia Dortmund. Bayern sealed the victory 2-0, with the help of goal from Chilean Arturo Vidal and Germany and Bayern Munich favourite star Thomas Muller.
Borussia Dortmund, who were looking great in the attack with their new stars didn’t find the net on any occasion with their numerous opportunity. Bayern goal-keeper made a numerous save, and denied every opportunity created by Dortmund. In the meanwhile Bayern utilize every chances they got to score, Vidal started the scoring in 2nd half with a rebound play of his own strike which got saved by Dortmund goal-keeper Roman Burki in first place. Since his arrival at Bayern, Vidal has enjoyed some very memorable moment in his footballing career.
Muller and Vidal find the net to secure 2-0 win
Dortmund dominated the game in play, but they were denied at every occasion with Manuel Neuer superior goal-keeping for Bayern. And, in last quarter of the game Thomas Muller made sure with his goal, that Borussia Dortmund didn’t get any chance of last minute equalizer to take the lead to 2-0. Bayern Munich demonstrated they still have that particular quality in spades. Second half goals from Arturo Vidal, who later limped off, and Thomas Müller were enough to claim Super Cup victory in Dortmund despite the home side dominating for large spells of the match.
Mats Hummels and Mario Gotze, who have switched the club didn’t have much role to play in the game. Hummels didn’t start for Bayern because he looked nervous to get supporters booing at Signal Iduna Park, which was very much his home for quite some time. On, the other hand Gotze was an unused substitute for Dortmund as well for the same reason.
But, Dortmund proved they never lack talent despite their best talents make a big money move in the season end. Shinji Kagawa dragged a shot wide after six minutes before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, played in by a raking 70-yard ball from debutant Marc Bartra, was denied by a last-ditch defensive block a minute later. The Gabonese frontman had another chance soon after but fired over from close range.
Bayern grew in confidence slightly after the let offs, Franck Ribery and David Alaba almost combining for a chance before the Frenchman lashed out at Dortmund’s Felix Passlack, sparking a breakout of handbags and bookings for Ribery, Passlack and Xabi Alonso, who was among those remonstrating with the referee.
Ex-Bayern man Sebastian Rode and Gonzalo Castro controlled the midfield for Dortmund but new signing Ousmane Dembele and Adrian Ramos spurned a series of presentable chances. The hosts started the second period as brightly as they had the first, the impressive Passlack stinging Manuel Neuer’s palms from close range five minutes in before the lively Dembele forced another save from the Germany keeper after a jinking run.
But, despite all the efforts Dortmund didn’t find the net and defensive error made them pay in 2nd half, with goals coming from Vidal & Muller. Finally, Bayern Munich got the German Super Cup delight after three years of gap. In 2013 and 2014 Borussia Dortmund stopped them from clinching the trophy and in 2015 it was VFL Wolfsburg who punished them. Now, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are on level with five German Cup (DFL – super Cup) trophy.