UEFA Super Cup: Celebrations for Bayern Munich as Lukaku, Chelsea suffer
Pep Guardiola enjoyed his eighth win in his 16th dual against Jose Mourinho on Friday as Bayern Munich clinched the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea after a dramatic penalty shoot-out.
Pep Guardiola enjoyed his eighth win in his 16th dual against Jose Mourinho on Friday as Bayern Munich clinched the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea after a dramatic penalty shoot-out. (All AFP and AP images)
As it had finished 2-all following extra-time at Prague's Eden Arena, Bayern held their nerve for a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win after Chelsea replacement Romelu Lukaku missed the crucial tenth spot-kick.
Mourinho started Brazil centre-back David Luiz, despite the Brazilian's recent hamstring injury with Spain's Juan Mata amongst the substitutes.
Despite Bayern dominating possession, Chelsea went ahead after eight minutes when Germany winger Andre Schurrle's cross was volleyed into the top right corner by Torres.
In the build-up, Guardiola dubbed Mourinho "the master of quick counter-attacks" and Chelsea proved his point as Branislav Ivanovic's throw-on was swept downfield by Hazard to Schurrle, then Torres as the Blues covered 80 metres in 13 seconds.
Bayern drew level on 47 minutes when Ribery's right-footed shot rifled past the diving Cech, leading to the Frenchman sprinting into Guardiola's arms and planting a kiss on the Spaniard's forehead.
Dante gifted Chelsea a golden chance to take the lead on 64 minutes when the Bayern centre-back's slip allowed Oscar's shot, which was saved by Manuel Neuer, before Frank Lampard fired over.
Neuer could only palm Ivanovic's header off the crossbar on 78 minutes and then got down to deny Luiz's header five minutes from time, just before Chelsea midfielder Ramires was dismissed for a second yellow for a foul on Bayern sub Mario Goetze.
When the game went into extra-time, Eden Hazard gave Chelsea the lead when he cut inside two players from the left and fired underneath Neuer.
Bayern turned up the pressure Martinez and Marco Mandzukic forcing Cech into diving saves from headers in the second-half of extra-time while Ribery's late free-kick was palmed around the post.
The game took an incredible twist at the death when the ball broke off Dante for Martinez to stab home to settle the final on penalties.
Manuel Neuer, the Bayern Munich goalkeeper makes an excellent save as Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic looks on.
Bayern's Xherdan Shaqiri tries an overhead kick as Chelsea defenders try to clear.
Mourinho and Arjen Robben, former coach-player duo at Chelsea, seen here 'together'.
As the 121st-minute strike from Martinez pushed the game into penalties - David Alaba, David Luiz, Toni Kroos, Oscar, Phillip Lahm, Frank Lampard, Franck Ribery, Ashley Cole and Xherdan Shaqiri - all scored from the spot.
When Chelsea replacement Romelu Lukaku missed the 10th spot-kick after the previous nine successful attempts, it meant Bayern finally lifted the Super Cup at the fourth attempt to leave Chelsea boss Mourinho disgruntled.
"When Martinez scored the goal, I felt it was undeserved. The best team lost, but that is football, no problem," said the 50-year-old.
Lukaku being consoled by Michael Essien and Ribery.
Guardiola disagreed with Mourinho's insistence that the best team lost in Prague.
"I believe the best team won, we creating a huge amount of goal opportunities," said the Bayern boss.
"Chelsea have so much experience with the likes of (Petr) Cech, (Frank) Lampard, (John) Terry and (Ashley) Cole, they had their chances, but we deserved the win."