Bayern retain Supercup after penalty drama

FC Bayern Munchen defeated Borussia Dortmund for the second straight year to win the German Super Cup on Saturday.

Bayern twice came from behind before triumphing 5-4 on penalties thanks to two saves from stand-in keeper Sven Ulreich.

Christian Pulisic fired Dortmund into the lead at Signal Iduna Park on 12 minutes before Poland striker Robert Lewandowski equalised against his former team just six minutes later.

Dortmund thought they had won after regaining the lead via Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 71st minute, only for Bayern to grab a late equaliser two minutes from time when Lukasz Piszczek deflected Joshua Kimmich’s shot over the line following a goalmouth scramble.

Bayern earned victory in the shootout after Ulreich, standing in for the injured Manuel Neuer, saved Marc Bartra’s spot kick.

It was Bayern’s sixth Super Cup, the traditional curtain-raiser to the Bundesliga season.

Bayern now have two weeks before they begin the defence of their Bundesliga title at home to Bayer Leverkusen on August 18, while Dortmund travel to face Wolfsburg the next day.