KENYA BROWN - Sunday, August 6, 2017
Christian Pulisic scored the opener for Borussia Dortmund, but Bayern Munich would come out on top after a penalty shootout to claim the German Super Cup on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Bayern Munich (Bayern wins 5-4 on penalties)
Goals from Christian Pulisic and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were not enough as Bayern Munich found a way back to claim the German Cup on penalties at the Signal-Iduna-Park.
Pulisic started the game in the curtain-raiser to the Bundesliga season and played 90 minutes in the loss.
The game marked the debut of Pulisic's new coach, Peter Bosz, and the young American made quite the impression despite BVB not winning the cup.
Pulisic scored the first goal of the game in the 12th minute when BVB applied pressure on Bayern in their own end, with the 18-year-old dispossessing Javi Martinez of the ball and running towards goal before blasting a right-footed shot that beat goalkeeper Sven Ulreich.
Bayern bounced back within minutes to level the score as Robert Lewandowski guided the ball in the goal following a cross from teammate Joshua Kimmich.
Aubameyang restored BVB's lead in the 71st minute when the team launched a quick counter-attack. Ousmane Dembele released the forward with a through ball and he sent a brilliant chip over Ulreich.
Dortmund had one hand on the cup, but things changed in the 88th minute when Bayern scored the equalizer. BVB appealed for a handball, but a video review showed that the ball came off goalkeeper Roman Burki's arm.
The game then went to penalties, with Sebastian Rode and Marc Bartra missing their attempts to give Bayern the cup.
BVB will play two more preseason games before kicking off their Bundesliga season with a game against John Brooks and Wolfsburg.
Andrew Wooten came off the bench and scored the lone goal in Sandhausen's 1-0 win over Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt.
Terrence Boyd came off the bench in Darmstadt's 1-1 tie with Kaiserslautern.
Mael Corboz watched from the bench in Duisburg's 1-1 tie with Bochum.
Joe Gyau started for Sonnenhof Großaspach in 5-0 pummeling at the hands of Paderborn.
Robert Kristo came off the bench in Osnabruck's 3-0 loss to Fortuna Koln.
Isiah Young watched from the bench in Werder Bremen II's 2-0 win over Karlsruher.