One hour before kickoff: we have queues! The big surprise is that Lucas Hernandez starts, while Alphonso Davies is on the bench I guess Davies is not in good shape yet, or Hansi likes what he sees of Lucas
Bayern Munich won a hat-trick last season, but the team are still hungry for trophies Fortunately for Hansi Flick and his men, the UEFA Super Cup is here to scratch that itch by pitting the winners of the Champions League and Europa League, this competition is rated slightly better than your pre-season cup average La Liga side Sevilla are the chosen opponent, and they will look to face Bayern their first loss in 2020
Bayern Munich haven’t been on this stage since the Bavarians beat Chelsea in the Super Cup seven years ago Hansi Flick will want to do what Jupp Heynckes couldn’t and try to keep up with a treble season To do that, he has to secure that cup It’s a complicated business, as match congestion means the team has to play a Bundesliga game a few days later, but the players will surely be ready for it After all, these are the triple winners
Among these players ready to play their second Super Cup, we have Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba and Javi Martinez That says something about Bayern’s stability as so many members of a previous team that won the treble are still here today. Among the Super Cup debutants we have Robert Lewandowski, who will appreciate the chance to score in a competition he has never played before. Can the looting pole achieve this? He will have a lot of help, if Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry play like they did against Schalke Oh, and let’s hope Alphonso Davies starts too
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