HomeNewsWolfsburg Outplays Bayern Munich To Win German Supercup On Penalties

Wolfsburg Outplays Bayern Munich To Win German Supercup On Penalties

Wolfsburg Outplays Bayern Munich To Win German Supercup On Penalties
Wolfsburg players celebrates after winning the German Supercup final soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Wolfsburg defeated Bayern with 6-5 after penalties. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Wolfsburg shocked Bayern with the late 1-1 equaliser to wrap up the German Supercup 5-4 on penalties at Volkswagen Arena, a media report said.

Wolfsburg clinched the first title of the season on Saturday as they overcame Bayern Munich in the Supercup, where the German Cup winners encounter the Bundesliga champions, foreign media reported.

The “Bavarians” dominated the encounter and took the lead through Arjen Robben early in the second half.

It looked liked Bayern could protect their neat 1-0 lead to the end but Wolfsburg’s Nicklas Bendtner restored parity in the dying minutes of the game to force Bayern into the penalty shootout.

The “Wolves” converted all their attempts from the spot meanwhile Xabi Alonso’s shot was blocked by Wolfsburg keeper Koen Casteels.

Bayern Munich took the reigns from the kick-off and they nearly got rewarded with eight minutes into the clash but Jerome Boateng was just able to rattle the bar from a promising position.

Josep Guardiola’s men set the pace at the first half whereas Wolfsburg needed 22 minutes to work out their first shot on target, when Ivan Perisic tested Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer with a long-range shot.

Bayern’s new arrival Douglas Costa had the best chance to break the deadlock for the visitors but the Brazilian squandered the opportunity with a weak pass to Robert Lewandowski at the 32nd minute.

Wolfsburg’s Kevin De Bruyne had the golden chance to stun the visitors with the opener against the run of the game but the Belgian international failed to slot home the ball into the open goal moments later.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

also read