Polish striker Robert Lewandowski gifted new Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann his first title after leading his team to win the German Super Cup at the expense of Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at its “Signal Iduna Park” on Tuesday.
Lewandowski scored two goals in the 41st and 74th minutes, and Thomas Muller (49), while Dortmund captain Marco Reus scored (64).
It is the first major official title for the 34-year-old coach in his career after arriving in Bavaria from Leipzig, knowing that he has the task of retaining the league title for the tenth season in a row.
It is Bayern’s ninth title in the competition that combines the winner of the “Bundesliga” title and the local cup, while Dortmund’s balance froze at 6 titles, the last of which was in 2019, knowing that last years final was lost to the Bavarian club 2-3.
“It means a lot to me,” the Polish star told Sky at the end of the match. We won a new title and for the fans, it was a lot of fun to watch.”
“It’s great for us as a team and we can enjoy it,” he added.
Bayern started their title defense campaign with a 1-1 draw against Borussia Monchengladbach last week in the first stage.
“We were better in this match compared to the previous one against Monchengladbach and this victory is important for the players,” said coach Nagelsmann, who is excited about his first title, noting Lewandowski’s “exceptional” performance.
In contrast to the struggling Bayern, Dortmund swept its host Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 under the aura of its Norwegian star Erling Haaland, who had played a role in the five, scoring two goals and passing 3 decisive balls, after he scored a hat-trick in the German Cup.
The match witnessed the cancellation of two goals for Dortmund, scored by striker Halland and the 16-year-old, Youssoufa Mukoko, for offside.