FC Bayern Munich is the international Super Cup winner of 2020. In a long-term close match, the Munich team even had to take extra time to beat FC Sevilla. Javi Martinez became the match winner of all people.
Javi Martínez gave FC Bayern the number four title in the complicated Corona year 2020 as the wildcard as he returned to the public with his header goal in extra time. The 32-year-old Spaniard scored shortly after his substitution in the 2: 1 (1: 1, 1: 1) against Europa League winner FC Sevilla in the 104th minute of the game. It could have been a great parting gift from Martínez. The veteran is about to return to Athletico Bilbao, which he refused to confirm after the final whistle.
Javier Martinez: The Spaniard made it 2-1 for FC Bayern. (Source: Bernadett Szabo / Image Images)
The second match winner in the controversial UEFA Super Cup final in the Corona hotspot Budapest was goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who was knocked out twice with reflexes for Martínez’s big moment. against Sevilla’s prankster Youssef En-Nesyri.
Goretzka equalizes for FC Bayern
With the successful show in effect, Hansi Flicks, unstoppable all-round winners, added the next silver cup to their impressive trophy collection after the championship trophy, the DFB cup and the handle pot. Next Wednesday, title number five in the German Supercup beckons against runner-up Borussia Dortmund in Munich.
Bayern fans, who had traveled to Hungary despite all the travel warnings, had to wait a long time for the jubilant vote over Martínez’s winning goal. Earlier, country player Leon Goretzka (34th), who worked as a foreman, equalized the early penalty kick of Sevilla forward Lucas Ocampos (13th) in the Puskas Arena, which was about a quarter full. After that, the Bavarians staggered several times.
Leon Goretzka (left) and Robert Lewandowski: The national player scored 1-1 for Bayern after a presentation by his Polish colleague. (Source: Bernadett Szabo / Image Images)
In the 87th minute, Manuel Neuer prevented the 1: 2 for the first time in a one-on-one against En-Nesyri, who appeared in front of him. And the Joker of Sevilla still had a big chance in extra time, but Neuer aimed the shot at the post (92nd). Then Martínez came and headed a ball into the goal that was blocked by goalkeeper Bono. Beaming with happiness, he let his colleagues celebrate Flick’s surprise joker.
Flick only changes the starting XI in one position
As a football fan, Flick “wouldn’t have gone to Budapest,” as he said on Sky TV before kickoff. But of course he did his job as a coach from the sidelines. And he heard Munich supporters cheer their team among the 15,500 spectators according to UEFA. “Hooray, hooray, the Bavarians are here,” they sang. The background noise provided a different football experience.
Flick turned his 8-0 winning eleven from the start of the league against Schalke to just one position. The attack David Alaba resumed the position of chief of defense, but got off to an unfortunate start. After a bump against Croat Ivan Rakitic, who had returned to Sevilla from FC Barcelona, referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the point. The Argentinian Ocampos won Neuer.
It was only for the second time after resuming the game in Corona times that Bayern was behind – and took up the challenge. Sevilla compacted the spaces and protected Bayern’s wingers Leroy Sané and Serge Gnabry well. But Bayern paid off offensively and deserved chance after chance.
Manuel Neuer: The DFB goalkeeper saved Bayern extra time. (Source: Laszlo Szirtesi / dpa)
Thomas Müller became the initiator of the attacking game, especially at 1: 1. A technically demanding chip ball with the outer instep reached Robert Lewandowski. The attacker fell, Goretzka sprinted into the penalty area, finished with the inside.
It was tough anyway because Sevilla resisted and had dangerous strikers like in Luuk de Jong. The former Gladbachr forced Neuer to parade (46th). Then Bayern cheered after a gala attack, which Lewandowski successfully completed after a one-two with Müller (55th). However, the video evidence showed – just offside. Referee Taylor did not recognize a goal from Sanè eight minutes later, because he had previously recognized a foul by Lewandowski. The game came to a head. The power waned. Neuer had to be a savior twice before Martínez made the triple the quadruple.