2016/17 German Super Cup
  • Arturo Vidal (58')
  • Thomas Müller (79')

Arturo Vidal, Thomas Muller score in Bayern Munich win versus Dortmund

Arturo Vidal celebrates after opening the scoring for Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup. Getty

Bayern Munich ended their four-year wait for victory in the German Super Cup by beating Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at the Westfalenstadion.

Arturo Vidal and Thomas Muller scored the second-half goals to grant Carlo Ancelotti a winning start to life as Bayern coach, and earn the defending Bundesliga champions and DFB-Pokal winners the first trophy of the new season in Germany.

Dortmund enjoyed the better of the first half, but Bayern's dominance of German football over the past four years shone through in the second half as they beat their hosts convincingly.

Dortmund, bidding for a hat trick of Super Cup wins over Bayern, made the brighter start and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang squandered a good early chance when he took advantage of a misunderstanding between Philipp Lahm and Mats Hummels to break through. But the Gabonese waited too long to shoot and Javi Martinez recovered ground to make an important deflection.

Dortmund were appealing for a penalty in the 15th minute when Xabi Alonso struck the ball with his arm, but the referee waved away the home team's protests, led by Gonzalo Castro.

Dortmund's new signing Ousmane Dembele had the hosts' next chance when he struck over from a good position, but the best chance of the half fell to Bayern in the 38th minute when Vidal's free header was saved well by Roman Burki and the Chilean turned the rebound over the crossbar from point-blank range.

Dortmund continued to press in the second half and Felix Passlack tested Manuel Neuer early on before Bayern raised the tempo and opened the scoring.

Vidal juxtaposed his position with Muller, creating space for another shot which Burki again saved, but this time he showed more composure with the rebound, placing it into the far corner.

With 10 minutes to go, Bayern sealed victory when Muller lost his marker and latched onto Hummels' header from a corner, turning the ball in from close range.

Mario Gotze watched on from the Dortmund bench with coach Thomas Tuchel resisting the temptation to field him against his former club, with first blood in the new German season drawn by the record champions, with their first Super Cup win since 2012.

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