Moving gestures: FCB and BVB honour Gerd Müller before Supercup
During the minute of silence, Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski held up a shirt worn by Gerd Müller, a current home shirt with "9 Müller" on the back and a "Thank you Gerd" shirt. During the warm-up, the Munich players wore shirts with the number 9 on their backs, worn by Müller from 1964-1979 at FCB. Both teams wore black armbands during the game.
Franz Beckenbauer once described Müller as "the most important player at FC Bayern". He fired the German record champions to numerous titles and to the top of the world with his goals. "Der Bomber" also achieved something unique in the national shirt. He scored 68 times in 62 appearances, including the 2-1 winner in the 1974 World Cup final. The Nördlingen native died in Munich on Sunday after a long illness. His memory will live forever.