Sadio Mane scores as Bayern Munich win Super Cup

Sadio Mane made his debut for Bayern Munich against RB Leipzig

By Web Desk
July 31, 2022
Sadio Mane along with Bayern Munich teammates after winning German Super Cup — Twitter

SAXONY: Bayern Munich defeated RB Leipzig in a thrilling game to win the German Super Cup at the Red Bull Arena, and Sadio Mane scored his first goal for the team.

After Jamal Musiala broke the tie, ex-Liverpool forward Mane scored.

Before Marcel Halsterberg scored Leipzig's first goal and Serge Gnabry made it 4-1, Benjamin Pavard added a third goal.

Leroy Sane sealed the 5-3 victory in extra time after Christopher Nkunku and Dani Olmo both scored goals for Leipzig from the penalty spot.

Bayern, who have won the league for the last ten years, frequently participates in this matchup between the Bundesliga champions and the current German Cup victors.

They had a terrific start, with Musiala scoring when he swept home after a corner was not cleared, which may have been inevitable.

Leipzig did settle, but shortly after, a Nkunku goal was disallowed for offside.

However, Germany's Musiala was in excellent form and crucial to his team's second goal by setting up Gnabry down the left.

The ex-Arsenal player found Mane, who scored forcefully for his first goal since his £35 million transfer from Anfield.

Musiala also contributed to Bayern's third goal, which France defender Pavard scored past Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi.

After Andre Silva, the substitute, struck the crossbar, Leipzig's Halsterberg scored a goal by looping a header over Manuel Neuer.

However, Bayern did not have to wait long for the restoration of their three-goal lead. Thomas Muller drove down the right and Gulacsi did well to stop him, but Gnabry was there to score on the rebound.

After Pavard took down Olmo in the box, Leipzig much improved in the second half and added a second goal in minute 77. Nkunku converted from 12 yards.

As Leipzig threatened a spectacular comeback by making it 4-3, Olmo scored himself at Neuer's near post, but Bayern secured the victory through Sane's counterattack.