Bayern Munich Gets The Season’s First Der Klassiker Victory

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The season’s first Der Klassiker between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund took place in DFL-Supercup. Bayern Munich romped to a 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund. It seems Borussia Dortmund still has work to do to pose a serious threat to the German giants.

Takeaways From Bayern Munich’s Win

Bayern Munich’s talismanic goalkeeper, and captain, Manuel Neuer proved that he is not past his prime just yet. His supreme skills and reflexes between the posts were on full display, as he pulled off an absurd save to protect Bayern Munich’s hold on the game.

However, the derby match was not as tidy as it typically is. Both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund wore their hearts on their sleeves, producing an angry, fierce, and, at times, dirty contest. There were even times when it seemed like the physicality would take hold of the match. However, the referee kept the fouling to just about enough.

A more minor takeaway is that Bayern’s jersey for the season got several new fans. Meanwhile, the defense of Bayern Munich put up a fantastic display. They may be changing guard, but Niklas Sule and Dayot Upamecano did more than enough to shut down Erling Haaland. Their physicality and speed proved too much for the Dortmund star.

Joseph Stanisic is shaping up to be Bayern’s future right-back. Right now, he might even be good enough to contest for Pavard’s starting spot regularly.

On the other hand, Borussia Dortmund’s lethality should have been enough to win them the match, had it not been Neuer at goal. After the departure of Jadon Sancho, fans were worried about performance levels. But it seems like their offense is just as lethal. But the yellow side needs to work on strengthening their defense if they want to be a complete team.