Dortmund deny Bayern Super Cup

Source:AFP Published: 2019/8/4 19:38:39

Super Sancho shines in victory

Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring on Saturday in Dortmund, Germany. Photo: VCG

England forward Jadon Sancho scored a goal and set up another as Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern Munich 2-0 on Saturday to deny the German league and cup champions a fourth straight Super Cup title.

Sancho, 19, fed Spain forward Paco Alcacer for Dortmund's opener just ­after the break before clinching the victory and his side's first trophy since 2017 with a clinical finish within the ­final half an hour of play.

Bayern, who pipped Dortmund to the Bundesliga title last season and lifted the German Cup, were without World Cup-winning left back and new signing Lucas Hernandez due to a knee problem.

Dortmund's big-name summer arrivals of winger Thorgen Hazard and Julian Brandt, as well as defender Mats Hummels, returning the club after three seasons in Bavaria, were also ruled out due to injuries.

The home side, who finished second in the league last season, had a good ­early chance. Portugal winger Raphael Guerreiro broke down the left flank and cut-back to find captain Marco Reus inside the penalty box.

Reus' effort was then well saved by Neuer after less than a minute of play.

Manuel Neuer was in the action once again after a quarter of an hour as he rushed out of his box to close down Alcacer 30 metres from goal. Alcacer beat Neuer to the ball but his shot dribbled past the goal.

Bayern's best opportunity of the first half fell to Kingsley Coman 10 minutes later. He found himself unmarked in the box but his toe-poke shot was saved by Marwin Hitz low to the right.

Bayern's inability to make the most of the ball in first 45 minutes came back to bite them almost immediately after the break.

Sancho attacked down the left drawing four Bayern defenders with quick step-overs.

The teenager fed striker Alcacer at the edge of the box who beat Neuer with a low shot for a 1-0 lead on 48 minutes.

Dortmund's lead was doubled with 22 minutes to go from a clinical counter-attack.

Sancho was free once again on the right wing, he burst into the box beyond Bayern's back-four and nutmegged the experienced Neuer to make it 2-0.

Influential Sancho left the field with 10 minutes to play after seeming to be hurt following an off-the-field challenge by Joshua Kimmich.

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