European Super Cup - Bayern Snatch Win From Chelsea As Guardiola Betters Mourinho Again

Bayern Munich equalised with the last kick of the game before beating Chelsea on penalties to claim the European Super Cup at the Eden Arena in Prague.
Javi Martinez levelled at 2-2 in the final seconds of extra-time after Chelsea had moved in front, despite the sending off of Ramires on 86 minutes.

Fernando Torres had put Chelsea ahead with a superb drive after a rapid counter-attack. Early in the second period, Franck Ribery – who picked up UEFA’s best player award the previous night – levelled with a screamer from range.

Chelsea were under the cosh, but later they had some superb chances as Oscar missed a one-on-one with Manuel Neuer, while Branislav Ivanovic hit the bar.

David Luiz was denied by a brilliant Neuer save, and with five minutes left Ramires was shown a second yellow card for an awful tackle on Mario Goetze. It should have been a straight red.

The match went to extra-time and Chelsea edged back ahead when a long-range Hazard shot went through Neuer’s hands.

Cech made several brilliant saves and it seemed the Prague native’s heroics would see Chelsea through – but in the final seconds of extra time substitute Javi Martinez finished after Chelsea failed to deal with a high ball into the box.

Penalties followed, with both sides perfect until – at 5-4 – Romelu Lukaku stood up for Chelsea. He did not look confident and sent a weak penalty straight at Neuer. The Belgian was distraught but both clubs have bigger fish to fry this season, with new coaches and players looking to gel in highly competitive leagues.

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