Bayern Munich beats Chelsea to win UEFA Super Cup
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer saved a penalty kick by substitute Romelu Lukaku to give Bayern Munich of Germany a victory over Chelsea of England in a UEFA Super Cup shootout.
The Associated Press
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PRAGUE – Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer saved a penalty kick by substitute Romelu Lukaku to give UEFA Champions League winner Bayern Munich of Germany a victory over Chelsea of England in a UEFA Super Cup shootout.
Bayern Munich and Europa League champion Chelsea were deadlocked at 2-2 after extra time. Then Bayern Munich outscored Chelsea 5-4 in the penalty-kicks phase to win the Super Cup.
Ten-man Chelsea appeared to be on the verge of victory after Eden Hazard made the score 2-1 in extra time but substitute Javi Martinez of Bayern equalized with the last kick of the match to force the shootout.
All nine players converted their penalties before Lukaku stepped up, and Neuer dived to his left to keep the shot out.
Chelsea was left a man down when Ramires was sent off in the 85th minute after receiving his second yellow card, for a rough tackle on Mario Goetze.
Bayern won its first Super Cup in the team’s fourth attempt, earning a first trophy with the team for new manager Pep Guardiola. Guardiola won the Super Cup as Barcelona’s manager in 2009 and 2011.
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