UEFA Super Cup 2013: Bayern get shootout revenge against Chelsea
It’s been just a week since FC Bayern won the Champions League, but they already have the next trophy in their sights. On 24 September, the treble winners contest the UEFA Super Cup in Budapest against Europa League victors Sevilla FC, who claimed the title for a seventh time with a dramatic 3-2 win over Inter Milan at the finals tournament in Cologne last week. For Bayern, it’s a chance to win the battle of the two European competition winners for a second time.
2013 Super Cup triumph against Chelsea
Their only success so far in the Super Cup came on this day seven years ago, 30 August 2013, when Pep Guardiola’s side won 5-4 on penalties against Chelsea. The 17,686 fans in Prague were treated to a thrilling match, which ended 1-1 after 90 minutes after goals from Fernando Torres (8’) and Franck Ribéry (47’).
Martínez rewards Bayern pressure
Early on in the extra time that followed, the Blues regained the lead through Eden Hazard, but Bayern fought back again and were rewarded when Javi Martínez scored in the 120st minute to take the contest into a penalty shootout. The Champions League winners proved their mettle as David Alaba, Toni Kroos, Philipp Lahm, Ribéry and Xherdan Shaqiri all converted their spot-kicks. Romelu Lukaku’s final penalty was then saved by Manuel Neuer, sparking wild celebrations among the Munich camp.
Only third meeting with Sevilla
Hansi Flick’s men can repeat this success in three and a half weeks. In just two previous meetings with Sevilla, FCB are unbeaten, winning 2-1 in Spain in the first leg of their 2017/18 Champions League quarter-final clash before a goalless draw in the return match saw them through.