Dortmund beats Bayern 4-2 in German Super Cup

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 27, 2013 at 4:23 pm •  Published: July 27, 2013
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DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund defeated Bayern Munich 4-2 to win the German Sup Cup on Saturday, handing Pep Guardiola his first defeat in charge of the European Champions.

Marco Reus scored twice in what was a rematch of the Champions League final between the sides, opening the scoring in the sixth minute and wrapping up the victory four minutes from time.

"We're delighted," said Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller. "We won the Super Cup, especially against such a good team."

Arjen Robben had equalized in the 54th, but Daniel van Buyten's attempted headed clearance from Ilkay Gundogan's cross flew spectacularly past his own goalkeeper a minute later.

Guendogan then followed up the minute after that by running at the Bayern defense and curling his shot inside the far post.

Robben scored again at the other end in the 64th, but offseason signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set up Reus to decide the first title of the season in the 86th, though replays showed the winger was marginally offside.

"The game was simply brilliant," said Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp. "To have won it is just awesome."

The loss ended Guardiola's perfect start at Bayern after taking over from Jupp Heynckes, who led the Bavarian side to an unprecedented treble last season.

Bayern had scored 61 goals and conceded just three in Guardiola's nine friendly games in charge.

"I don't have the feeling that they played much better than us," said Guardiola, who will have to wait a bit longer for his first title with Bayern. As Barcelona coach, he had taken 14 of the 19 titles on offer during four years in charge.

"It's football. It can happen," Guardiola said. "We played well, we did things right. We played against a strong team, who played the Champions League final. But I'm honored for my players. It's a good lesson for us. After one month, I am very happy with our performance."

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