German Super Cup: Bayern Defeat Dortmund on Penalties

German Super Cup: Bayern Defeat Dortmund on Penalties

"Bavaria" became a six-time victor of the Cup of Germany, setting a national record.

In penalties, Kimmich and Sebastian Rode missed to leave things tied at 3 after the fourth round, and Marc Bartra missed the decisive penalty, with Sven Ulreich making his second save.

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

"Of course, the title is obviously important".

Carlo Ancelotti's side entered the match off the back of a hard pre-season, but Lewandowski is confident that his team "will be ideal in a few months". It all went very fast, I can not say exactly what we did wrong.

Lewandowski added: "We made a few mistakes but it's the first match of the season".

Bayern's new sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, who was just named to the post this week, acknowledged Bayern's poor run of form but was happy to see them come through on Saturday.

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"We have to step it up even more now".

Ulreich was equally optimistic after playing the hero in place of Manuel Neuer, who is still recovering from a foot injury.

"I'm very glad about the victory, it is the first title", Lewandowski told Bayern's official website.

"We should have used these [goals] better, and we also conceded two sloppy goals. We have to continue in this manner".

Peter Bosz' men had good chances to win the penalty shootout as Kimmich's effort got defused by Buerki.