German Super Cup match report RB Leipzig v Bayern Munich 30 July 2022

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A new era up top for Bayern had former Liverpool star Sadio Mane debuting following his arrival in the off-season, with record scorer Robert Lewandowski having left for FC Barcelona.

Bayern had no problems settling as misplaced possession from Konrad Lainer on 14 minutes alerted Jamal Musiala, who pounced and went on to give the all-conquering Bundesliga champions the lead.

The hosts seemed to have clawed back minutes later through Christopher Nkunku following a through ball, but it was called for offside.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side instead doubled their tally seconds from the half-hour mark when Serge Gnabry’s ball picked out Mane, who took charge and grabbed his first for his new club.

Bayern launched more threats towards halftime and snatched a third after Benjamin Pavard slammed a ball from Musiala’s corner-kick into the bottom of the net.

Kgaogelo Chauke joined Exeter City on loan from So
Kgaogelo Chauke joined Exeter City on loan from Southampton
Kevin Mbabu - joined Fulham from VfL Wolfsburg
Kevin Mbabu - joined Fulham from VfL Wolfsburg
Khanya Leshabela - joined Crewe Alexandra on loan
Khanya Leshabela - joined Crewe Alexandra on loan from Leicester City
Mathys Tel - joined Bayern Munich from Stade Renne
Mathys Tel - joined Bayern Munich from Stade Rennes
Jules Kounde - joined Barcelona from Sevilla
Jules Kounde - joined Barcelona from Sevilla
Kim Min-jae - joined Napoli from Fenerbahce
Kim Min-jae - joined Napoli from Fenerbahce
Gianluca Scamacca - joined West Ham United from Sa
Gianluca Scamacca - joined West Ham United from Sassuolo
Nordi Mukiele - joined Paris Saint-Germain from RB
Nordi Mukiele - joined Paris Saint-Germain from RB Leipzig
Dwight McNeil - joined Everton from Burnley
Dwight McNeil - joined Everton from Burnley
Ruben Vinagre - joined Everton on loan from Sporti
Ruben Vinagre - joined Everton on loan from Sporting Lisbon
Nahuel Molina - joined Atletico Madrid from Udines
Nahuel Molina - joined Atletico Madrid from Udinese

The Red Bulls looked for a renewed spell minutes in the second period and initiated two substitutions in Andre Silva for Emil Forsberg and Dani Olmo ahead of Kevin Kampl.

Leipzig did carve out a lifeline on 59 minutes where a delivery from another corner had defender Marcel Halstenberg head past Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and into the net.

The Bavarians restored their advantage though after Gnabry retrieved possession and applied a close-range finish six minutes later, as new signing Ryan Gravenberch entered for his debut.

However, Leipzig didn’t give up and bagged a second in the remaining 12 minutes when Nkunku converted from the penalty-spot after Pavard fouled Olmo in the area.

A nervy finish was on the cards with a minute to go as Olmo picked up a pass from Szoboszlai and finished off smartly.

Bayern though didn’t crack and found a fifth in the dying second through Leroy Sane following a ball from Alphonso Davies, as the clash concluded in favour of the Bavarians.