Bayern sees Leipzig in goal-fest to clinch 2022 Supercup

Bundesliga champions Bayern enjoyed a bright start on the road on Saturday evening and dealt a blow to DFB Cup holders Leipzig in the 14th minute as the hosts failed to clear the ball from their field, forcing Jamal Moussiyala to take away goalkeeper Peter Gulasi. defeated in the corner.

Bayern piled on the pressure and made it two at the half-hour mark when Serge Gnabry had all the time and space to get the ball in the way of new arrival Sadio Mane, who tapped home from central position.

The German record champion showed no mercy and tripled the advantage just before half time as Benjamin Pavard caught Musiala’s cutback pass from close range.

Hosts Leipzig finally showed a sign of life at the hour mark, when Marcel Halstenberg nodded Christopher Nkunku’s free kick to reduce the amount due, Xinhua news agency reported. Bayern responded quickly and restored their three-goal lead in the 66th minute after Gnabry scored the highest on a follow-up shot.

Leipzig fought back as Pavard dropped Danny Olmo inside the box and Nkunku converted the latter’s penalty in the 77th minute.

Leipzig picked up the pace and made it 4–3 in the 89th minute as Olmo danced through Bayern’s box and beat goalkeeper Manuel Neuer into the near corner.

The hosts pressed Bayern in defense, but the Bavarian destroyed all hopes of a comeback in injury time after Leroy Sane finished the job in a counterattack.

“I think we played really well in the first half. We defended well and scored three goals. We should have killed the game in the second half, but we didn’t defend well and let Leipzig come back. However, I think That’s overall we achieved a deserved victory,” Bayern head coach Julian Nagelsmann said.

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