Bayern Munich, the winners of the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League face Chelsea, the winners of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League in the UEFA Super Cup this season.
The match will renew the rivalry of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho which they shared in Spain as managers of Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.
Mourinho has won every club competition he has ever entered, except the UEFA Super Cup. But I think that this will no longer be the case when Chelsea are up against Bayern Munich. Mourinho is at the club where he wants to be and is now 'the Happy One'. He claims that he is calmer and a better manager than he has ever been.
His last season at Real Madrid was an unsuccessful one but he damaged Spanish football by being the manager that broke the dominance of Barcelona. And I think he will beat Guardiola again.
Since Guardiola has arrived in Munich, he has been changing the way Bayern played in the last season. Bayern are no longer the team they were under Jupp Heynckes and this will surely benefit Chelsea and Mourinho. Bayern have faced a tough opponent only once this season, in the DFL Super Cup, in which they were beaten by Borussia Dortmund, arguably their only rivals in Germany. I think the same is going to happen against Chelsea.
Chelsea, under Mourinho look strong at the back. And with abundance of attacking talent in their squad, they should be able to beat Bayern. Mourinho knows Guardiola and will take full advantage of it. He will set up his team in a way which will nullify the tactics of his oppostie number.
Chelsea and Bayern Munich have changed this season. It seems that both the arrival of Mourinho at Chelsea and Guardiola at Munich will benefit Chelsea and they will come out winners in the UEFA Super Cup.
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