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Bayern beat Dortmund on penalties to win German Super Cup

Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich, have beaten DFB Cup holders, Borussia Dortmund, 5-4 on penalties to win the German Super Cup on Saturday night.

In the match which was played at Signal Iduna Park, Bayern twice came from behind to level with Dortmund as the game ended 2-2 in regulation time.

Christian Pulisic put Dortmund 1-0 ahead before Poland striker Robert Lewandowski equalised.

Gabonese striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, helped Dortmund regain the lead but Lukasz Piszczek’s late own goal brought both teams on level terms, and led to a penalty shootout.

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Bayern then won 5-4 after their goalkeeper Sven Ulreich saved two spot kicks in the shootout.

The German Super Cup is the traditional curtain-raiser to the Bundesliga season, played between the champions and the German Cup winners.

Bayern, who also beat Dortmund to the trophy last year, have now won the Super Cup seven times.

They begin their Bundesliga title defence at home to Bayer Leverkusen on August 18, while Dortmund play away to Wolfsburg a day later.

 

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