Bayern Munich won the 2022-23 German Super Cup in thrilling fashion on Saturday evening.
The Bundesliga giants secured a 5-3 victory over RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena.
Bayern were 3-0 up at half-time thanks to goals from Jamal Musiala, Sadio Mane and Benjamin Pavard.
Serge Gnabry also got on the scoresheet in the second half but the home side battled back to make it 4-3 by the 89th minute, setting up a grandstand finish.
Dani Olmo netted RB Leipzig’s third goal of the night and the Spanish midfielder resorted to some inspired s**thousery in stoppage-time in a cheeky attempt to gain his team an advantage.
Bayern left-back Alphonso Davies went off with an injury, much to the annoyance of the home crowd, who thought the Canadian was time-wasting.
RB Leipzig gave the ball back to their opponents, but Olmo carefully left it on the line.
Lucas Hernandez picked up the ball, under the impression Olmo had put it out of play, only for the assistant referee to wave his flag for handball.
The look on Hernandez’s face said it all. It suddenly dawned on the French defender that he’d just been tricked as RB Leipzig were awarded a free-kick.
Video: Dani Olmo tricks Lucas Hernandez
Watch the incident here:
I’ve just seen one of the smartest (and unsportsmanlike) plays I’ve ever seen. Davies goes down so Leipzig gives it back… only Olmo leaves it on the line. When it’s picked up a handball is called and Leipzig get a dangerous FK while down 1 😂 pic.twitter.com/UrbujHxf4P— It's Called Soccer (@itscalldsoccer) July 30, 2022
La jugada de Dani Olmo.— EntrenadorHernan (@hernanitu1) July 30, 2022
Leipzig tenía que devolver la posesión pero Olmo deja la pelota justo con un porcentaje sobre la línea. Hernandez no se da cuenta, toma el balón con la mano y le dio un tiro libre al Leipzig.
Fíjense en el línea que mira el balón desde arriba.
“Smart play by Olmo,” the commentator said. “He left the ball on the line! He knew what he was doing.”
Let’s check out some of the reaction on Reddit, where the video was uploaded.
One football fan wrote: “Next level s**thousery. What a genius lmfao.”
Another said: “Hilarious move from Olmo, never seen that before.”
Someone else wrote: “Don’t let Simeone see this video.”
And one Bayern supporter commented: “That has got to be the most s**thousing s**thouse to have ever been s**thoused. I’m not even mad hahaha.”
While another fan said: “Not normally a fan of s**thousery but this is so clever it made me smile.”
Bayern beat RB Leipzig to win German Super Cup
Despite Olmo’s best efforts, Bayern went on to score a fifth goal in the eighth minute of stoppage-time via Leroy Sane to lift the German Super Cup.