Bayern Munich beats Leipzig in a goal-fest to win the 2022 Supercup

Bayern Munich won the first trophy of the season, defeating resilient Leipzig 5-3 to win their tenth DFL Supercup.

Bayern Munich got off to a good start on the road on Saturday evening, shocking DFB Cup holders Leipzig in the 14th minute when the hosts couldn’t clear the ball from their area, enabling Jamal Musiala to beat goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi into the far post corner.

Bayern players celebrating

Bayern heaped on the pressure and made it two at the half-hour mark when Serge Gnabry squared the ball into the path of new signing Sadio Mane, who tapped in from a central position.

The German record champions showed no mercy, doubling their lead shortly before halftime when Benjamin Pavard grabbed onto Musiala’s close-range cutback ball.

Hosts Leipzig finally showed signs of life at the hour mark, when Marcel Halstenberg headed in Christopher Nkunku’s free-kick to cut the deficit in half, according to Xinhua. Bayern replied quickly, restoring their three-goal advantage in the 66th minute as Gnabry capitalized on a follow-up shot.

Leipzig rallied back when Pavard was brought down inside the area and Nkunku scored the resulting penalty in the 77th minute.

In the 89th minute, Olmo moved into Bayern’s box before beating goalkeeper Manuel Neuer into the near post corner to make it 4-3.

The hosts drove Bayern into defense, but Leroy Sane completed the job on a counterattack in injury time, putting an end to any chances of a comeback.

“I thought we played well in the first half.” We played solid defense and scored three goals. We needed to win the game in the second half, but we didn’t defend adequately, allowing Leipzig to come back. However, I believe we earned our win,” remarked Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann.

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