Wolfgang Rattay / Reuters
German soccer is again, and, with it, Bayern Munich‘s profitable methods.
Bayern added one other trophy to its cupboard on Saturday, defeating Borussia Dortmund on penalty kicks on the Westfalenstadion to say the DFL-Supercup for a report sixth time.
There have been lower than two minutes remaining earlier than second-half stoppage time when, to the collective heartbreak of Dortmund’s supporters, Joshua Kimmich poked a objective-mouth scramble previous Roman Burki. The late equaliser prompted a penalty shootout – there isn’t any additional time within the DFL-Supercup – and after Marc Bartra‘s shot was saved, Niklas Sule secured Bayern’s victory.
The outcome confirmed Bayern title’s defence and marked a flip of occasions from two years in the past, when Bayern misplaced the DFL-Supercup on penalties, falling to VfL Wolfsburg. Xabi Alonso was the one participant to overlook his penalty.
Bayern’s title defence within the Bundesliga begins on Aug. 18, when the membership hosts Bayer 04 Leverkusen. At some point later, Dortmund will go to Wolfsburg.