UEFA Super Cup: Bayern Munich see off Chelsea on penalties after thrilling 2-2 draw

bBayern Munich won the UEFA Super Cup 5-4 on penalties following a pulsating 2-2 draw with Chelsea after extra time.

Romelu Lukaku’s miss proved decisive after the shoot-out started with nine successful spot-kicks, as Bayern gained some revenge for their defeat by Chelsea in the 2012 Champions League final.

Fernando Torres had broken the deadlock in Prague with a wonderful first-time strike from Andre Schurrle’s cut-back following a swift counter-attack in the eighth minute.

Bayern responded strongly and carved out a number of chances to equalise before half-time, but they had to wait until the 47th minute to draw level when Franck Ribery blasted a long-range strike past Petr Cech.

The German side continued to boss proceedings but Chelsea remained dangerous on the break and Oscar, Branislav Ivanovic and David Luiz all came close to netting a winner in normal time, before Ramires was dismissed for a second bookable offence after 85 minutes.

Eden Hazard restored Chelsea’s lead early in extra time with a fine solo goal and it looked like being the winner as Cech made several great saves, until Javi Martinez struck in the dying seconds to send the Super Cup to penalties for the first time and Manuel Neuer kept out Lukaku’s spot-kick.

source: myjoyonline.com

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