FC Bayern München

FC Bayern München

1st Bundesliga | 1-0-0
  • Goals For
    1st
    8 GF
  • Assists
    1st
    7 A
  • Shots
    2nd
    18 Shots
  • Saves
    15th
    1 SAV
  • Martínez heads Bayern past Sevilla to win Super Cup
    The Canadian Press

    Martínez heads Bayern past Sevilla to win Super Cup

    BUDAPEST, Hungary — Javi Martínez headed in the winning goal in extra time as Bayern Munich beat Sevilla 2-1 in the UEFA Super Cup on Thursday in a stadium partially filled with fans.Seven years after scoring another extra-time goal to help Bayern win its last Super Cup, Martínez rose above a crowd of players to head in the rebound when Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou parried David Alaba's speculative shot in the 104th minute.It could be one of Martínez's last games for Bayern after chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told German media last month that the versatile defensive player was seeking to leave.Playing extra time was far from ideal for either team in a season which has started later than normal and will have a more congested calendar amid the coronavirus pandemic. For both Bayern and Sevilla it was the start of a run of four games in 11 days and came barely a month after Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final.Europa League champion Sevilla took an early lead when David Alaba fouled Ivan Rakitic and Lucas Ocampos converted the 13th-minute penalty. Champions League winner Bayern levelled when Leon Goretzka hammered in a ball expertly cued up for him by Robert Lewandowski in the 34th.Bayern was largely in control of the second half but saw two goals ruled out — one for offside, one for a shove by Lewandowski — and needed Neuer to save Youssef En-Nesyri's shot on the counterattack in the 87th minute.The game was played with around 15,000 supporters in the Puskas Arena, around a quarter of capacity, as UEFA trialed a partial return of fans in time for the Champions League and Europa League group stages.However, the recent rise in coronavirus cases across Europe — and Budapest in particular — made it a controversial move.Around 800 out of the 2,100 tickets sold to Bayern fans were returned ahead of the game after politicians in the state of Bavaria warned fans against going to Budapest. Sevilla distributed around 500 tickets, meaning the vast majority of people in the stadium were Hungarian locals.Social distancing rules were largely followed at the Puskas Arena, with fans sitting in ones and twos with empty seats in between.The international travel for Bayern and Sevilla fans also made the Super Cup an outlier. The main European leagues that have resumed with supporters, such as Germany and France, have restricted games to home fans so as not to encourage long-distance travel during the pandemic.Bayern lifted a fourth trophy in three months after the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League, even if it was a largely symbolic prize. Sevilla has played four Super Cup games in the last seven years as a serial winner of the Europa League and lost them all.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press

  • Javi Martinez snatches Super Cup glory for Bayern Munich over Sevilla
    The Independent

    Javi Martinez snatches Super Cup glory for Bayern Munich over Sevilla

    Bayern 2-1 Sevilla (AET): The Spaniard ensured the Bavarians remained unbeaten in 2020 with victory in Budapest

  • Bayern Munich 2-1 Sevilla (aet): Martinez the unlikely Super Cup hero against obdurate opponents
    Stats Perform News

    Bayern Munich 2-1 Sevilla (aet): Martinez the unlikely Super Cup hero against obdurate opponents

    Hansi Flick's Bayern Munich needed extra time to see off Sevilla in the Super Cup, but substitute Javi Martinez earned them a 2-1 win.