Having had their record 23-match winning streak ended by a shockimg 4-1 defeat at Hoffenheim on Sunday, Bayern bounced back with youngster Joshua Kimmich leading the charge as they claimed their fifth title of the year on Wednesday with a 3-2 win over arch rivals Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup.
Goals from Corentin Tolisso and Thomas Mueller handed the hosts a 2-0 lead in the first half.
Julian Brandt pulled a Dortmund goal back to reduce the deficit to 2-1 just before the break.
As has become the norm for Erling Haaland, he found the back of the net after the break to level things for Dortmund and bring his goal tally to 19 goals in 22 games for Dortmund.
With a Dortmund side not willing to go down without a fight and a Bayern side bent on making it 5 out of 5 trophies in 2020, the game remained leveled till Kimmich settled the matter in the 83rd minute through a show of sheer determination behind closed doors at the Allianz Arena.
His initial shot was saved by Dortmund goalkeeper Marwin Hitz but the rebound clipped Kimmich’s boot and looped in for the winning goal seven minutes from time to hand Bayern the German Super Cup.
Bayern have already won an eighth-straight Bundesliga title, the German Cup, Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup this season.
With the German Super Cup added to the mix, referring to the quintuple winners as trophy lifting experts doesn’t seem so out of place now, does it?