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UEFA Super Cup final: Bayern see Chelsea off 5-4 on penalties

UEFA Super Cup final: Bayern see Chelsea off 5-4 on penalties
Bayern's Franck Ribery, centre, holds up the Super Cup after they defeated Chelsea in the soccer Super Cup final between Champions League winner Bayern Munich and Europa League winner Chelsea FC. Photo: AP
Bayern Munich avenged their 2012 Champions League final defeat with a penalty shoot-out win over ten-man Chelsea
Published: 7:52 AM, August 31, 2013

PRAGUE — Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer saved a penalty by substitute Romelu Lukaku to give Champions League winner Bayern Munich a 5-4 victory over Chelsea in a shootout yesterday (Aug 30) to claim the UEFA Super Cup, after the game finished 2-2 following extra time.

Ten-man Chelsea looked on the verge of victory after Eden Hazard made it 2-1 in extra time but substitute Javi Martinez equalised with the last kick of the game to force the shootout.

All nine players converted their penalties before Lukaku stepped up, and Neuer dove to his left to keep the shot out.

Fernando Torres gave Europa League winner Chelsea an early lead with a fierce volley, before Franck Ribery equalised two minutes into the second half.

Bayern won its first Super Cup in the club’s fourth attempt, earning a first trophy with the team for new coach Pep Guardiola. AP