Bayern Munich added another piece to their trophy cabinet in 2020. After winning the domestic league title, German Cup, and the Champions League earlier in the year, the Bundesliga giants now completed the elusive quadruple by lifting the UEFA Super Cup trophy as well.
Bayern won the trophy thanks to a 2-1 extra-time victory over UEFA Europa League winners Sevilla on Thursday night. Things, however, didn’t look all that good for the Bundesliga giants early in the contest.
Sevilla was the one taking the lead first, with Lucas Ocampos scoring from the penalty spot in the 13th minute. Bayern then responded with a Leon Goretzka goal in the 34th for 1-1 to end the first half.
Bayern entered the second half as the better team but didn’t manage to convert from multiple great looks. Sevilla, on the other hand, took a cautious approach and managed to see through the end of the regular period unscathed.
The extra time saw a similar approach by both sides, but Bayern managed to score this time. Substitute Javi Martinez scored a header towards the first period in extra time to give the German club a 2-1 lead, which ended up also being the final score.
“It was an intense game, but we deserved to win,” said Bayern’s manager Hansi Flick after the game. “We are not yet fully in our rhythm despite our big win over Schalke 04 on the weekend. But the mentality of the team, especially after going 1-0 down, was sensational. They battled back against very strong opponents and deserved the win.”