DFL SuperCup – RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich Meet in Germany Football’s Traditional Season Opener

DFL SuperCup – RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich Meet in Germany Football’s Traditional Season Opener

  • RB Leipzig won the DFB-Pokal for the first time in their career to make their way into the SuperCup final
  • FC Bayern Munich, as defending Bundesliga champions, qualified for the DFL SuperCup final against RB Leipzig
  • RB Leipzig have not beaten Bayern Munich in the past three games that the two sides have played

RB Leipzig and FC Bayern Munich will face off on Saturday for the first piece of silverware in the German football calendar.

The defending DFB-Pokal champions Leipzig will be looking to claim their second trophy in the space of a few months when they take on the Bundesliga champions.

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Domenico Tedesco's RB Leipzig and Julian Nagelsmann's Bayern Munich will clash in the DFL SuperCup final. Image: Thomas Eisenhuth/ Alexander Hassenstein
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What are both teams’ forms coming into the game?

Both Leipzig and Munich come in the game on the back of less than impressive pre-season. Leipzig were beaten 5-0 by Liverpool, while Bayern Munich beat DC United but lost to Manchester City, SportsMole reported.

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Previous results between the two sides:

Bayern have claimed victory in the last three meetings between the two sides. Bayern won 3-2, 4-1, and 1-0.

Team news for RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich

As reported by GiveMeSport, Leipzig have two injury worries. Striker Youssef Poulson has a muscular problem and Josko Gvardiol has a long-term thigh injury.

Bayern on the other hand will be without Leon Goretzka who has a knee injury while Bouna Sarr is still recovering from an injury.

Predicted line-ups:

RB Leipzig:

Gulacsi; Simakan, Orban, Halstenberg; Henrichs, Kampl, Laimer, Angelino; Nkunku, Silva, Olmo

Bayern Munich:

Neuer; Davies, Hernandez, De Ligt, Mazraoui; Kimmich, Gravenberch; Sane, Muller, Mane; Gnabry

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The DFB-Pokal (or German Cup) is the second most prestigious tournament in German football, with the Bundesliga being the top prize. The tournament is equivalent to England’s FA Cup.

64 teams compete for the trophy, with 36 of these teams coming from the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 (2. Bundesliga). The top four finishers of Bundesliga 3 (3. Liga) also gain entry into the tournament, with 21 entries coming from the cup winners of regional football associations.

The three remaining slots are then filled by the three regional associations with the most men's teams.

Source: Sports Brief News