Extra time goal gives Bayern Munich Super Cup win

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ANKARA – German football powerhouse Bayern Munich secured a 2-1 win over Spain’s Sevilla after extra time late Thursday to lift the 2020 UEFA Super Cup, reported Anadolu Agency.

Sevilla drew first blood in the Hungarian capital Budapest as Argentine forward Lucas Ocampos scored a penalty kick in the 13th minute at the Puskas Arena.

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Bayern Munich netted the equalizer in the 34th minute as German midfielder Leon Goretzka’s close-range shot beat Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou.

Assisted by Polish star Robert Lewandowski, Goretzka was unmarked in the opponent’s penalty area and put the ball into Sevilla’s net.

The match went to extra time after a 1-1 tie in 90 minutes.

Bayern came back in the 104th minute of the match as Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez scored the winning goal with a header.

In the cup ceremony, Bayern Munich goalkeeper and team captain Manuel Neuer lifted the trophy into the air as the whole team celebrated the triumph on the podium.

Bayern forward Thomas Muller was named the man of the match.

Bayern Munich previously won the Super Cup in 2013.

A limited number of fans in the stadium watched this game, abiding by social distancing rules amid the coronavirus pandemic.

–BERNAMA