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Harry Kane debuts for Bayern as Leipzig make German Super Cup history

Harry Kane debuts for Bayern as Leipzig make German Super Cup history

The headlines surrounding Bayern Munich were dominated by the arrival of Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur, who started the German Super Cup final on the bench.

However, the Englishman’s euphoric arrival turned sour as RB Leipzig ran out 3-0 winners courtesy of a stunning hat-trick from Dani Olmo. 

The mesmerising Spanish forward put Die Rekordmeister to the sword to earn Leipzig their first-ever DFL-Supercup title at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern had won the title for the past three years in a row, leaving many people to believe Kane could win his first major silverware barely hours after touching down in Germany.

However, a quick-fire opener from Leipzig was the first sign that Kane’s trophy drought could linger on for a few more months as Olmo broke the deadlock just three minutes in.

David Raum’s free-kick took numerous deflections in the box, allowing Olmo to poke home through a crowd of players and into the bottom corner.

Olmo’s opener was the second-fastest Supercup goal in history, and Bayern sought to respond, but both Serge Gnabry and Mathys Tel failed to convert guilt-edged chances. 

The Bavarians struggled to level the score sheet and not for the lack of trying as Thomas Tuchel’s side squandered chances for fun, and Leipzig ensured the Bundesliga champions were made to pay for their profligacy.

Receiving a pass from Timo Werner, Olmo eliminated Matthijs de Ligt and ex-teammate Konrad Laimer from the picture with an exquisite piece of skill before slotting past Sven Ulreich, stunning the Allianz Arena into silence just before the break.

Following the half-time interval, frustration continued to build for Tuchel and his side, who didn’t get any help whatsoever from lady luck.

Leroy Sane, who made himself a menace to the Leipzig backline, curled an effort just wide, while Jamal Musiala failed to convert a rebound from Tel’s shot. 

Tuchel soon decided to throw in Kane for his highly anticipated debut. But the England captain barely kicked a ball before Noussair Mazraoui was penalised for a handball, which resulted in a penalty.

With a famous hat-trick in sight, Olmo stepped up to complete his hat-trick in style and slotted past Ulreich to give the DFB Pokal champions an emphatic three-goal lead with 20 minutes to spare.

Leipzig saw out the win without allowing Kane a sight at goal, and in doing so, secured the Supercup for the first time in their 14-year history.

Olmo was the star of the show, but Bayern’s frailties were made bare for all to see. 

However, Kane’s acquisition is a clear statement of intent from the Bavarians, and they will hope he can fire them to glory as they compete on all fronts this season.

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