If the fight for the 2015/16 Bundesliga title could be based on this highly-intriguing Supercup match between two arguably two of the best sides in Europe, let alone Germany, then we could be in for a treat.
While Bayern Munich are desperate to win as much silverware as possible in a ludicrous attempt to keep arguably their highest asset in manager Pep Guardiola, VfL Wolfsburg are solely focussed on snatching any glimpse of success from under the noses of the Bavarian giants.
Overcoming the odds
Indeed, this could not be said better for the Wolves who once again did what they have done best over the past year in proving all the doubters wrong by huffing and puffing to beat a heavily enforced Bayern side, who will leave the Volkswagen Arena wondering what they did to merit another Supercup defeat.
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Bayern have now played in three consecutive Supercup games and their record is won zero and lost three. This time they probably didn’t deserve to have the trophy denied to them by none other than Nicklas Bendtner.
All hail Lord Bendtner
The Danish striker, who has been ridiculed in the German media for the past year due to lacklustre performances, came off the bench late in the second-half to cancel out Arjen Robben’s 49th minute smash and grab a goal to score an 89th minute equaliser.
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Bendtner then had the pleasure of scoring the fifth and final penalty as he gifted the Wolves only their third trophy in the club's 70 year history, in the process sending out a warning to a Bayern side that will come under the microscope for letting Wolfsburg back into the game.
A shame for Bayern
With Bayern set to kick off the new Bundesliga season at home against Hamburg on Friday, Guardiola will no doubt plan to strengthen his side's discipline if they have any chance of keeping this hungry Wolfsburg side at bay.
In a game that had the feeling of two heavyweight boxers eyeing each other up before landing killing blows, neither Bayern or Wolfsburg were able to break the deadlock in the first half, with Jerome Boateng coming the closest for the Reds, while Vieirinha saw a shot from long distance sail over Manuel Neuer’s bar.
Having missed Bayern’s difficult end of season run-in with a muscular injury, Robben opened the deadlock just three minutes into the second-half when he smashed in Robert Lewandowski’s rebound from close range.
Bendtner though then slotted in a shot from close range to once again leave Bayern on the precipices of another cup defeat, before thumping home the deciding penalty to send the Volkswagen Arena into raptures.
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