Berlin : A hat-trick from striker Robert Lewandowski, completed by goals from France’s Kingsley Coman and Spain’s Thiago Alcantara, saw Bayern Munich floor Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 and clinch the German Super Cup title for the seventh time.
Three of the five goals Eintracht conceded and were unable to respond to on Sunday were scored by Lewandowski, who overcame a tough defensive structure that seemed not to spare the Pole and showed much precision in his shots on goal, reports Efe. It was Bayern’s first official match with new coach Croatian Niko Kovac on the bench, who arrived at the Bavarian club after bidding farewell to Frankfurt last season.
This was compounded by the thirst for revenge of Bayern, who lost the German Cup final last season to Eintracht, then still under Kovac, who prevented Jupp Heynckes from signing off as coach with a double — in addition to the Bundesliga title. Kovac opted, from the outset, for a lineup with the old Bavarian guard.
From Manuel Neuer to Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Lewandowski, against which Eintracht tried to show offensive vitality, at least in the early stages.
Lewandowski started the scoring in the 21st minute with a header after a pass from Joshua Kimmich with accuracy. Just five minutes later the Pole scored again, this time after a corner from Robben’s left, also with a header to add the Bavarians’ second goal to the scoreboard.