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!

 

 

Release Clause paid – Adama Traore joins Wolves

 

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Image from Wolves twitter: @Wolves

Wolves have signed the winger Adama Traore for a club record fee of £18m. The Spanish will have his third experience in the Premier League, after making part of the Aston Villa squad that was relegated in 2015/2016 and Middlesbrough, who had the same destination one year after.

International U21 for Spain, Traore is a product of the famous Barcelona La Masia but it was last year with Tony Pulis that he finally exploded with the Middlesbrough jersey. Now at Wolves we still have to understand where he will play, but most probably will share time with the Portuguese Ivan Cavaleiro and Helder Costa.

Lucas Digne signs with Everton

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Everton just confirmed the agreement with the French defender Lucas Digne. The 25 years old hopes this way to put his career back on the right track after some seasons when he was a second option for PSG and then for Barcelona.

“I want to play games, win games and excite the fans with the quality of our football” he said to the club official website.

This is the second big transfer of the club this season, after paying a 40M euros fee for Richarlison, in what it should be a totally renewed left side for them.

Last week Marco Silva said in an interview that he needed some new players and they look to be still looking for a defender, with Marco Rojo being linked to them in the last days.