Bayern Beat Stubborn Sevilla To Win The UEFA Super Cup
Javi Martínez scored the winning goal in extra time to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 victory over Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup in Budapest on Thursday.
Bayern were carried into extra time by a long-lasting and resilient Sevilla in front of 15,180 fans in Budapest before adding the UEFA Super Cup to their Champions League trophy.
Fans viewed the masterpiece inside the 67,000-seat Puskas Arena, the first major European match to allow fans since the coronavirus pandemic forced the game to close.
And they witnessed a close match in which Sevilla took the lead from the penalty spot in the 13th minute when Lucas Ocampos scored a scandalous “no-look” penalty after Ivan Rakitic was attacked by David Alaba.
Bayern tied before the break, Leon Goretzka scored thanks to Robert Lewandowski’s superb touch and both teams had chances to win after the break.
Lewandowski and Leroy Sane saw goals scored for Bayern, but the biggest opportunity fell to Sevilla substitute Youssef En-Nesyri in the final moments, seeing him shot away by Manuel Neuer with only the goalkeeper to beat.
The Bundesliga champions seemed more likely to win as overtime progressed, and they got their payoff at the end thanks to Martinez’s powerful header from a corner kick, sealing a fourth title in the space of the last three months.