Thomas Müller with perfect Supercup anniversary
That’s how to celebrate an anniversary! Thomas Müller played his tenth DFL Supercup in the 3-2 win against BVB and was crowned record winner. He made a decisive contribution to the triumph against Borussia when he jumped over BVB defender Felix Passlack in the 32nd minute and headed the ball into the goal to make it 2-0.
Game number one was almost ten years and a month and a half ago against Schalke - a match that turned out to be extremely difficult. Back then it was Müller of all people who scored the first goal in the 75th minute. After a 2-0 victory, the native Bavarian was able to lift the German Supercup for the first time in August 2010. On Wednesday Müller celebrated it for the sixth time, only Mats Hummels has achieved this same feat.
In exactly the right place
Müller's powerful header against BVB was his fourth Supercup goal. Bayern had pushed Dortmund far back when Alphonso Davies found Müller from the flank. In the duel for the ball, the 31-year-old climbed the highest and headed the ball unerringly to the near post and into the goal. It's hard to believe, but it was Müller's first headed goal in over two years. Although things became tight in the later stages of the game, Bayern fought out for victory – partly because Müller led the way and directed the team on the field. A perfect anniversary.
The most important moments of the game are summarised in our match report: