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“He’s only gone and done it again!” – Full player ratings as Bayern Munich beat Sevilla to win the UEFA Super Cup

By Muhammad Butt

Published: 22:48, 24 September 2020

In a tense night of football, Bayern Munich beat Sevilla 2-1 after extra time to win the UEFA Super Cup.

This was just the second time Bayern managed to win the competition but Hansi Flick’s men picked up their 24th consecutive competitive victory after battling back from being 0-1 down.

Here’s how the players rated at the Puskas Arena:

Bayern Munich

Manuel Neuer – 9 – Supreme sweeping as always, playing outside his box like he was a kid on the park. Just effortlessly good with the ball at his feet, keeping Bayern moving forward like an outfielder. He made good saves when called upon, including a stunning 1-v-1 stop late in the game to stop Sevilla taking the lead, then later forcing an En-Neysri shot onto the post with his foot in extra-time. The Beast is back!

Benjamin Pavard – 7 – Missed a great chance 25 minutes into the game and struggled to deal with Ocampos in the first half but improved in the second period and extra time.

Niklas Sule – 6 – Dominated by De Jong for the Sevilla opener. Excellent block to stop him scoring early in the second. A competent display but clear he’s vulnerable to movement.

David Alaba – 5 – Conceded a penalty with a sloppy barge on Ivan Rakitic. Was otherwise solid, mopping things up and keeping Bayern moving forward.

Lucas Hernandez – 8 – An imposing presence on the left. Shut down numerous attacks making more tackles (6) than any Bayern player.

Leon Goretzka – 7 – Excellent pressing to start the game and equalised for Bayern with a sensationally calm finish, but faded and got outfoxed by Jordan as the game wore on.

Joshua Kimmich – 7 – Some superb passes and, once Tolisso came on, really penned Sevilla back.

Thomas Muller – 8 – Missed a fantastic chance to equalise but was absolutely brilliant, creating more chances than anyone else. Played a lovely ball in the build-up to Bayern’s equaliser too.

Leroy Sane – 6 – Denied service for the most part, but when he got on the ball he came alive. Had a goal disallowed for a questionable foul in the build-up. Was subbed in the second-half.

Serge Gnabry – 6 – Very quiet but worked hard in the press, winning 4 tackles.

Robert Lewandowski – 6 – Missed a massive chance to equalise on the half hour, but then showed some spectacular technique to set-up Goretzka to actually equalise. Linked with Muller to score a wonderful goal that was ruled out for offside. Missed a sitter at the death.

Substitutes:

Corentin Tolisso (for Sané 71′) – 7 – Came on to add more control in the middle and did just that. Was always in the right place to help Bayern retain possession.

Alphonso Davies (for Goretzka 99′) – 6 – Was desperate to be unleashed but Bayern never really managed it.

Javi Martinez (for Hernandez 99′) – 8 – The cup-winner! After his heroic extra-time equaliser in the 2013 Super Cup he has now got an extra-time winner in the 2020 Super Cup. A powerful header punished Bono’s mistake and Martinez, in possibly his last game for Bayern, has only gone and done it again!

Jerome Boateng (for Alaba 112′) – n/a – Came on late.

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Sevilla

Yassine Bono – 6 – Looked ropey with the ball at his feet and seemed to find himself in odd positions, but saved quite well and came to punch high crosses. An impressive display ruined by a weak effort to save a David Alaba shot in extra time, palming it out and allowing Martinez to win the Supercup for Bayern. A tragic error to ruin his night.

Jesus Navas – 8 – A supreme performance at right-back. Looked one of Sevilla’s best attacking threats and was incredibly solid defensively.

Diego Carlos – 7 – An utterly phenomenal 16 clearances from the Brazilian (and no penalty conceded!) He was constantly in the right place to clear the ball and bail his side out. He was delivering a masterclass right up until the point he ignored his goalkeeper’s shout and needlessly hoiked a ball out for the corner Bayern ended up coming from. Didn’t directly lead to the goal but did contribute and knocks his score down a couple of points. Oh dear.

Jules Koundé – 8 – An absolutely tenacious display. Putting in tackles, blocks and clearances all over the place – including one particularly sublime block from Lewandowski. Sevilla have a centre-back duo worth well over €150m and Monchi signed them for less than €50m (Monchi, as always, gets a 10/10).

Sergio Escudero – 7 – Solid defensively (5 clearances, 5 tackles) although obviously less electric than Sergio Reguilon. Missed a good chance in extra time.

Fernando – 7 – A roadblock in the middle of the pitch. Blocked off central lanes and forced Bayern wide. Recycled possession well.

Joan Jordan – 8 – The best midfielder on the park. Made more passes than any of his team-mates and they were always the right passes, too. Superbly switched play, drove forward, and took the game to Bayern. Missed a great chance to set up a go-ahead goal in extra time before being subbed.

Ivan Rakitic – 6 – Won Sevilla’s penalty after a great run, but that was honestly it. A timid performance after that, taking no risks and thus making nothing interesting happen. Subbed off early.

Suso – 4 – Atrocious. Constantly killing Sevilla’s attacks by needlessly overplaying on the ball.

Lucas Ocampos – 8 – At the heart of everything good Sevilla did. Would take on the whole Bayern team with the ball at his feet and usually beat two or three before being overcrowded. A truly special player let down by his team-mates. Opened the scoring with a no-look penalty. Seriously, a no-look penalty!

Luuk de Jong – 6 – A battling display at the head of the side. Helped win the penalty with a wonderful bit of target man play and always looked a handful for the Bayern defenders but ultimately couldn’t do too much. Subbed off early.

Substitutes:

Youssef En-Nesyri (for De Jong 56′) – 5 – Posed the Bayern defence a different problem with his movement and pace. Missed an incredible 1-v-1 chance late in normal time that should have won the game for Sevilla and later had a shot saved well by Neuer. Not his night.

Oliver Torres (for Rakitic 56′) – 7 – Much more lively than Rakitic. Helped Jordan take control of midfield.

Nemanja Gudelj (for Suso 73′) – 6 – Worked hard.

Franco Vazquez (for Jordan 94′) – n/a – Came on late.