Bayern down Sevilla 2-1 to win UEFA Super Cup

Updated: 26 September, 2020 12:37 IST | AFP | Budapest

After Lucas Ocampos converted an early penalty for Sevilla, Leon Goretzka equalised for Bayern, who had two second-half goals disallowed before substitute Martinez, 32, struck from a late corner.

Bayern's Manuel Neuer lifts the UEFA Super Cup after beating Sevilla 2-1 on Thursday. pic/AFP
Bayern's Manuel Neuer lifts the UEFA Super Cup after beating Sevilla 2-1 on Thursday. pic/AFP

Veteran midfielder Javi Martinez admitted it was a dream to be able to write more UEFA Super Cup history for Bayern Munich on Thursday as his header in extra time sealed a 2-1 win over Sevilla. Having equalised with a crucial 120th-minute goal seven years ago when Bayern won the 2013 Super Cup on penalties against Chelsea, Martinez struck on 104 minutes to hand the Champions League winners a fourth title in 2020.

After Lucas Ocampos converted an early penalty for Sevilla, Leon Goretzka equalised for Bayern, who had two second-half goals disallowed before substitute Martinez, 32, struck from a late corner. Having replaced Goretzka on 99 minutes, it was Martinez whose header extends Bayern's winning streak to 23 games dating back to February. "Whenever I wear the Bayern shirt, I always try to give my best and I showed that once again today," Martinez said. "I always want to help the team by scoring a goal.

It's a dream come true. I'm really happy to win this trophy for a second time after also scoring in 2013."

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First Published: 26 September, 2020 08:15 IST

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