Hansi Flick acknowledged that in the DFL Super Cup win over Borussia Dortmund, which completed a quintuple of trophy triumphs, Bayern Munich made things difficult for themselves.
As last season’s Bundesliga, Champions League, and DFB-Pokal winners landed more silverware, it took a late Joshua Kimmich goal to hand Bayern a 3-2 victory at the Allianz Arena.
Since winning the UEFA Super Cup, Bayern has already won a trophy this word, so Bayern can now claim to own five current titles.
But what looked like a routine victory at one point turned into a demanding contest on Wednesday for Germany’s all-conquering side.
When Bayern stormed 2-0 up in 32 minutes through Corentin Tolisso and Thomas Muller’s goals, Dortmund was in trouble, but Julian Brandt and Erling Haaland struck to put the teams level going into the final half-hour.
After robbing Thomas Delaney of possession and exchanging passes with Robert Lewandowski, Kimmich pinched an 82nd-minute winner, finding the net at the second attempt with a desperate flick on the ball after his initial shot was blocked.
We wanted to win the match, but it wasn’t that easy really. We deserved to lead 2-0 and then made life difficult for ourselves, “said Flick, head coach.”
“What matters to me, though, is that we won the match and everything else is something we want to do better on Sunday.”