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Played
August 30, 2013 7:45 PM WAT
Eden Aréna — Praha
Referee:‬ J. Eriksson‎
Attendance:‬ 17686‎
 
120+1′ Javi Martínez
Eden Hazard 93′
120+1′ (PSO) David Alaba
David Luiz 120+2′ (PSO)
120+3′ (PSO) Toni Kroos
Oscar 120+4′ (PSO)
120+5′ (PSO) Philipp Lahm
Frank Lampard 120+6′ (PSO)
120+7′ (PSO) Franck Ribéry
Ashley Cole 120+8′ (PSO)
120+9′ (PSO) Xherdan Shaqiri
 
Top of the Match
Javi Martínez
Javi Martínez
FC Bayern München
Petr Cech
Petr Cech
Chelsea Fc
Flop of the Match
Rafinha
Rafinha
FC Bayern München
Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku
Chelsea Fc

Bayern Munich 2-2 Chelsea (5-4 on pens): Lukaku miss hands Guardiola's men the spoils

Javi Martinez struck a dramatic equaliser in the last seconds of extra time to force the game to spot kicks, with Manuel Neuer saving Romelu Lukaku's decisive penalty

By David Lynch

UEFA Super Cup - Bayern Munich - Chelsea, Bayern Munich's players celebrate
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Bayern Munich clinched UEFA Super Cup victory over Chelsea on penalties after a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Eden Arena in Prague on Friday.

The Premier League outfit took the lead early in the first half when Fernando Torres brilliantly finished off a flowing move, but they were pegged back shortly after the break by a long-distance Franck Ribery strike.

Prior to the game going to extra time, Jose Mourinho's men lost Ramires to a second bookable offence, but they were back in front when Eden Hazard's effort deceived Manuel Neuer to restore their advantage.

MATCH VIEW
By Liam Twomey

This might not have been as big as the Champions League final, but it certainly felt like it. Bayern and Chelsea fought an epic two-hour battle of tactics, skill and sheer will, but in the end it is Pep Guardiola who emerges victorious over Jose Mourinho again.

As soon as Javi Martinez - a game-changer on his introduction - sent the match to penalties, someone had to become the villain. In the end it was Romelu Lukaku, whose casual swing of the boot evoked memories of Didier Drogba's winning spot-kick in Munich a year ago.

Manuel Neuer saw it coming and changed the story. There are many in a Blue shirt who don't deserve to be on the losing side - Eden Hazard, David Luiz and Petr Cech, to name just three - but such is football. The result might make Chelsea stronger. It will make Bayern feel invincible.
However, a tap-in from substitute Javi Martinez at the death sent the game to penalties, where Neuer's save from Romelu Lukaku's weak effort handed Bayern the trophy.

With doubts over the fitness of Martinez and Bastian Schweinsteiger, Bayern boss Guardiola elected to start right-back Philipp Lahm in a holding midfield position.

Mourinho, meanwhile, handed Torres a return to action after the striker had been benched for Monday's 0-0 Premier League draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

And it did not take long for the Spaniard to reward his manager's faith, as he got on the scoresheet with just eight minutes on the clock.

Hazard was the catalyst, with the Belgian taking out two opponents with a jinking run before playing out wide to Andre Schurrle, who pulled back for Torres to smash the ball home.

Ribery almost provided a reply courtesy of a brilliant exchange with Mario Mandzukic at the edge of the Chelsea box, but he could not have expected Cech to somehow keep out his low curling effort with fantastic dive down to his left.

And he fired over from a similar position 10 minutes before the half-time whistle as Bayern were frustrated in their efforts to restore parity.

However, it did not take long for the newly named UEFA Best Player in Europe's quality to shine through in the second period.

The Chelsea defence appeared to have the 30-year-old under control as he ambled toward the box two minutes after the restart but, from nothing, the winger produced a clever shift onto his right before thrashing past Cech at his near post to level.

The goal understandably buoyed a Bayern side reliant on possession and forced Chelsea into attempting to replicate the sort of rearguard performance familiar throughout their victorious 2011-12 Champions League campaign.

But Mourinho's men were the recipients of the best opportunities of the second half, with Branislav Ivanovic heading onto the bar and David Luiz nodding straight at Neuer after Oscar had dithered when through on goal.

Unfortunately for the Portuguese boss, his side's hopes would receive a sizeable blow with just four minutes of normal time remaining as Ramires' poor challenge on substitute Mario Gotze brought him a second yellow card and ended his participation.

But incredibly, it was Chelsea who took the lead three minutes into added time.

Hazard's well-hit shot from the edge of the box looked destined for the safety of Neuer's gloves but the Germany international somehow misjudged the bounce and allowed the ball through his hands into the back of the net.

A series of fabulous saves from Cech in the second half of added time - from Manduzkic, Toni Kroos, Xherdan Shaqiri and Ribery - looked to have clinched the trophy for Chelsea, but there was still time for more drama.

After 15 minutes of seemingly unrelenting pressure, substitute Martinez was the recipient of a fortunate bounce in the Chelsea area with just seconds remaining and tapped the ball past Cech to send the game to penalties.

Much like they had been throughout a fabulous contest, the two teams were faultless from the spot, but with Lukaku looking set to send the shootout to sudden-death, the Belgian produced a weak effort that Neuer kept out down to his left.


FC Bayern München

1
Manuel Neuer
Goalkeeper
3.00
27
David Alaba
Midfielder
121′
3.00
4
Dante
Defender
121′
3.50
17
Jerome Boateng
Defender
84′
3.00
21
Philipp Lahm
Defender
125′
2.50
13
Rafinha
Defender
56′
1.50
10
Arjen Robben
Midfielder
95′
3.00
7
Franck Ribéry
Midfielder
23′ 47′ 127′
4.00
39
Toni Kroos
Midfielder
47′ 123′
3.00
9
3.00
25
Thomas Müller
Midfielder
71′
3.00

Chelsea Fc

4.00
1
Petr Cech
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
3.50
3
Ashley Cole
Defender
118′ 128′
4.00
4
David Luiz
Defender
66′ 122′
4.00
24
Gary Cahill
Defender
41′
2.00
7
Ramires
Midfielder
64′ 85′
3.50
8
Frank Lampard
Midfielder
126′
3.50
11
Oscar
Midfielder
124′
4.50
17
Eden Hazard
Midfielder
93′ 113′
3.00
9
3.50
14

Substitutes

22
Tom Starke
Goalkeeper
 - 
26
 - 
5
 - 
8
Javi Martínez
Midfielder
56′ 121′
4.50
19
Mario Götze
Midfielder
71′
3.00
11
2.50
14
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Substitutes

 - 
23
Mark Schwarzer
Goalkeeper
2.00
26
John Terry
Defender
113′
 - 
28
 - 
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Michael Essien
Midfielder
3.50
12
John Obi Mikel
Midfielder
87′
 - 
8
Juan Mata
Midfielder
2.50
17

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Red Card
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  • Substitution OUT
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  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
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Results
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Times In WAT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Fernando Torres Fernando Torres
Striker
Chelsea
1 0
Franck Ribéry Franck Ribéry
Midfielder
Bayern
1 0
Javi Martínez Javi Martínez
Midfielder
Bayern
1 0
Eden Hazard Eden Hazard
Midfielder
Chelsea
1 0