Bayern win edge-of-seat thriller

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Bayern Munich avenged their 2012 Champions League final defeat with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win over ten-man Chelsea after Friday’s Uefa Super Cup final finished 2-2 after extra-time.
Bayern’s Javi Martinez produced a dramatic 121st-minute equaliser to take the game to penalties and when Chelsea replacement Romelu Lukaku missed the 10th spot-kick after the previous successful nine, the Bavarians lifted the cup at the fourth attempt.
“One second changed everything, I am so happy for the players,” said Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, refering to Martinez’s equaliser.
Spain’s Fernando Torres’ early strike had been cancelled out by Franck Ribery’s second-half thunderbolt while Chelsea’s Ramires was dismissed in the 85th minute as it finished 1-1 after 90 minutes at Prague’s Eden Arena.
Chelsea Belgian left winger Eden Hazard looked to have hit an extra-time winner for Jose Mourinho’s Europa League winners, but Guardiola-coached Bayern bombarded the Blues’ goal in the dying stages before Martinez struck before the final whistle.
Victory was especially sweet for Guardiola, who took charge of Bayern in June, against his former La Liga rival, Mourinho.

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