An easy victory over rivals Borrusia Dortmund enables Bayern to retain their crown. This means that Bayern have won the Super Cup in 5 out of the last 6 seasons!
The German Super Cup is contested between the champions of the Bundesliga, which Bayern have won for a record-extending 10th time in a row this year, and the DFB-Pokal winners. The DFB Pokal is a German knockout football cup competition held annually by the German Football Association (DFB). 64 teams participate in the competition, including all clubs from the Bundesliga and also the second division. It is considered the second-most important club title in German football after the Bundesliga championship.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice to help his side retain the German Super Cup with a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund. Lewandowski put Bayern in front shortly before half-time, before Thomas Muller added a 2nd just after the restart.
Marco Reus pulled a goal back for the hosts at Signal Iduna Park on 64 minutes, but Lewandowski restored his side’s 2 goal lead 10 minutes later with his 24th strike against his former club.
The Poland international spent 4 years at Dortmund between 2010 and 2014. So as always seems to be the case this victory will be extra sweet for him! Add to this that there is a strong rivalry between these two clubs. Der Klassiker (‘The Classic’), like in Spain when Real Madrid play Barcelona, is the name given to any encounter between these two clubs. However, some people do call this into question, citing a lack of the kind of historical rivalry that exists between other German clubs.
After their recent domination of the Super Cup and the Bundesliga, it certainly seems that Bayern have the upper hand at the moment. Will this continue into season 2021/22 and will Dortmund have a say in the next Super Cup?