Bayern wins the Super Cup in Germany, Barcelona does the same in Spain.

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Bayern Munich gets the first trophy of the season, with Robert Lewandowski scoring a hat-trick, the first ever in the German Super Cup. The German champions got their revenge after the surprising defeat in the German Cup final against this same Eintracht Frankfurt.

The game started very balanced but once again Lewandowski demonstrated how cynical he is in front of the goal. Joshua Kimmich had all the space in the world to place a perfect cross to the back post, where the Polish international had no troubles to finish. 5 minutes after Lewandowski scored the second from a corner and with 30 minutes the German Champions were already in a very comfortable position.

The second half was a walk in the park for Bayern and the goals came naturally. Lewandowski completed his hat-trick on the 54th minute, Coman scored 10 minutes after and Thiago Alcantara scored the last one in the 85th minute. Perfect start for Kovac as Bayern manager.

Late drama in the Spanish Super Cup

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Ousmane Dembele scored an amazing winner goal as Barcelona beat Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup. Barcelona was forced to come from behind after an early goal from Pablo Sarabia. At a first moment the goal was ruled out for offside then the video assistant referee changed the decision. Barcelona equalized still on the first half by Gerard Pique, who was in the right place to get a rebound and score.

Barcelona dominated all the second half but it was need a moment of magic from Dembele, with a 25 yards shot, so they would be finally up front. But there was still time for late drama, as Sevilla had a penalty in the 91st minutes. Ter Stegen brought down Aleix Vidal in the box but Ben Yedder hit a miserable penalty that was easily saved by the Barcelona goalkeeper.

This is the 6th Super Cup in 9 years for Barcelona and Messi hs now 33 trophies with the Spanish club. Impressive!

 

 

Super Cups across Europe. England and Turkey are the next.

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Yesterday we saw PSG, Feyenoord and FC Porto winning the Super Cup of their countries and today we have Chelsea – Manchester City for the Community Shield and Galatasary – Akhisarspor for the Turkish Super Cup.

For the first game we have already the starting 11s and both team start the game with a British teenager.  Sarri makes it clear that he trusts the 17 years old Callum Hudson-Odoi and he is starting on the left side of the attack. Guardiola also gives a place in the midfield to Phil Foden.

In Turkey we have Galatasaray as a clear favorite but Akhisarspor surprised Fenerbahce in the Turkish Cup final and they will do their best to repeat it today.

Next weekend we have the Spanish Super Cup that will be played in Morocco. Super Cups in another countries is more and more an option and this year, France, Spain and Italy had/will have this trophy played outside their countries.

Saturday of Super Cups – PSG wins in France, Feynoord in Netherlands

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Some of the best European leagues are almost starting and this during this weekend he have the Super Cup in France, Netherlands, Portugal, Turkey and England.

This afternoon PSG destroyed the rivals Monaco 4-0 with Di Maria scoring twice. With Cavani and Mbappe still on holidays and Neymar on the bench, the French champions made it visible of how deep is their squad as Nkunku and Timothy Weah also scored today.

In the Netherlands we also had two of the top teams facing each other, with Feyenoord beating PSV in the penalty shootout after a 0-0 in the 120 minutes. The goalkeeper Justin Bijlow had a huge game, saved Feyenoord from the defeat several times and is a name that you should keep an eye this season.

This evening in Portugal we have a match between FC Porto and Desportivo das Aves. Porto is a clear favorite here but after defeating Sporting in the Portuguese Cup final, Aves will want to surprise other of the Portuguese top teams.