Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich added early silverware in their trophy cabinet on Saturday after winning a thrilling encounter against Borussia Dortmund on penalties at the Signal Iduna Park in the German Super Cup finals.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men had a terrible start as they gifted Dortmund an early lead when Spanish international Javi Martinez’s dreadful first touch paved the way for Pulisic, who simply made a darting run forward and made it 1-0 for the hosts in the 12th minute of the game.
The Bavarian giants were level pegging after six minutes when Kimmich made Dortmund’s defence vulnerable as he burst into speed on the right flank to set up Robert Lewandowski for an easy tapping.
Dortmund got their lead back in the 71st minute through a brilliant counter which saw star striker Aubameyang producing an elegant chip over keeper Sven Ulreich, who played an imperative role later in the game.
For the second time in the game Bayern got themselves on level terms with Dortmund after getting a scrappy own goal through defender Lukasz Piszczek as the game eventually headed towards penalties.
In the end, Bayern reserve goalkeeper Ulreich became the protagonist for German champions as the 29-year-old stopper denied Dortmund’s Sebastian Rode and Marc Bartra in the shootout to crown his side German Super Cup champions for the 7th time.