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Bayern beat Dortmund in Super Cup

Dortmund captain Marco Reus pulled a goal back when he curled a superb shot inside the post before Lewandowski settled the match.

Robert Lewandowski netted twice as Bayern Munich retained the German Super Cup with a 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday in a high-tempo encounter.

Lewandowski put Bayern ahead with a bullet header at Signal Iduna Park before Thomas Müller 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 superb shot inside the post before Lewandowski settled the match.

Bayern beat Dortmund in Super Cup
Bayern Munich retained the German Super Cup with a 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund

The 32-year-old has now scored 24 goals in as many games against Dortmund, where he spent four years from 2010-2014.

Bayern have now won all of their last six matches against Dortmund.

It was a welcome victory for Bayern, who were winless in four pre-season friendlies before drawing last Friday’s opening game of the new Bundesliga season 1-1 at Borussia Mönchengladbach.

New coach Julian Nagelsmann has earned a trophy, which Bayern also won last year against Dortmund in Munich, with his first win in charge.

Erling Braut Haaland and 16-year-old Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko each had goals ruled offside either side of half-time.

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Both teams wore black armbands out of respect for legendary Bayern striker Gerd Müller, who died Sunday aged 75. During the warm-up, the Bayern squad wore shirts with Müller’s name and number 9 on the back.

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