Bayern Munich Faced Sevilla in the super cup final and was taken into extra-time by a durable and relentless Sevilla. 15,180 Budapest fans were in attendance during the clash that saw Bayern add the UEFA Super Cup to their champions league trophy.
The game was played in Pukas Arena, a stadium that has a capacity of 67,000 fans. It was the first major European match to accommodate fans since the coronavirus pandemic withheld many games.
Former Bilbao player, Javi Martinez who is set to leave Bayern according to reports scored the victory goal for Bayern Munich.
Local reports said the Spaniard will join Athletico Bilbao after he left the club for eight years to join Bayern. He was only in the field for five minutes when he got the decisive goal for the club and claimed victory. Martinez has also proved himself in the super cup 2013 against Chelsea. He came from the bench in extra time. And forced a penalty against the blues which led Bayern to win their first trophy under Pep Guardiola.
Sevilla became dominant and took the lead from a penalty on the 13th minute which was taken by Lucas Ocampos. David Alaba made the penalty happen after he bundled Ivan Rakitic in the 18-yard box. Before the break, Bayern had an equalizer through Leon Goretzka after Lewandoski touch. The second half began with both teams having the chance to win the game.
It was a shocking moment for Bayern when Sevilla sub, Youssef En-Nesyri had a chance to goal but was denied by Manuel Neuer with only the keeper to beat. Lewandoski and Leroy Sane also saw their chances waved away by the opposing team. Later in the 104th minute of the game. Javi Martinez got a header into the after Yassine Bounou was only able to push out Alaba’s shot.
The European champions left the likes of Alphonso Davies out the starting lineup and were a bit mild despite their victorious 8-0 the opener against Schalke-04.