Robert Lewandowski netted twice as Bayern Munich retained the German Super Cup with a 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
During the warm-up, the Bayern squad wore shirts with Mueller’s name and number 9 on the back and through out the match, both teams wore black armbands out of respect for legendary Bayern striker Gerd Mueller, who died Sunday aged 75.
Bayern were ahead in the 41st minute when Lewandowski struck a bullet header from Serge Gnabry’s cross at Signal Iduna Park before Thomas Mueller doubled the visitors’ lead to make it 2-0 just after the break.
Dortmund captain Marco Reus pulled a goal back when he curled a stunning shot inside the post before Lewandowski settled the match.
The victory marked the first trophy of the campaign for new Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann and after the match, Robert Lewandowski said:
“This means a lot to me. We’ve won our next title and for the spectators it must have been a really cool game to watch,”
“It’s something really great for the team which we can enjoy.”