The German Super Cup is contested between the champions of the Bundesliga, which Bayern won for a record-extending ninth time in a row last year, and the DFB-Pokal winners. It was another Der Klassiker, where Bayern Munich had the last laugh.
Robert Lewandowski put Bayern in front shortly before half-time, before Thomas Muller added a second just after the restart.
Marco Reus pulled a goal back for the hosts at Signal Iduna Park in 64 minutes.
But Lewandowski restored his side’s two-goal lead 10 minutes later with his 24th strike against his former club.
In the first half, Bayern Munich probably deserved to lead.
The defence and Manuel Neuer have managed to deal with all of Dortmund’s attacks, and the goal by Lewandowski was unstoppable. Still, this game could’ve been very different by now if some chances were taken.
Serge Gnabry was having a torrid game until the assist for the goal came through. Let’s hope he’s prepping for a renaissance soon.
Dortmund were playing some really dirty football – Fouls flying everywhere, usually in the direction of Bayern players.
After the break, the German Giants finally took control of the game.
Corentin Tolisso looked sharp in his cameo.
Bayern Munich have finally won a game under Julian Nagelsmann, and it was the DFL Super Cup against a formidable opponent like Dortmund. The coach will be pleased with this win because his game plan really shone through, especially when it came to nullifying Erling Haaland.
Of course, Borussia Dortmund were hardly at top form.
Mats Hummels and Raphael Guerreiro were major absentees that definitely affected their game, especially in defence.
Still, they gave the champions tough times hinting that the next Klassiker would not be easier enough.