As you may know, pre-season is a bit of an issue for Dortmund. For most of the friendlies played, Borussia don't have many players available, meaning the reserves are used for a lot of games over a short time period. Nevertheless, the Black and Yellow's managed to pick up some nice results.
LASK Linz 0-3 Borussia Dortmund
(Subotic, Kehl, Schieber)
FC Lustenau 1907 1-1 Borussia Dortmund
SC Austria Lustenau 1-1 Borussia Dortmund
Real Sociedad 0-1 Borussia Dortmund
Independiente 1-2 Borussia Dortmund
German Super Cup
The biggest game of the pre-season campaign was to one of our biggest rivals in the German Super Cup. Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund. The big game. The chance for Lehmann to shine...
And coverage begins...
Lines up announced. BAYERN: Neuer, Lahm, Kirchoff, Dante, Badstuber, Gustavo, Schweinsteiger, Robbenm, Muller, Ribery, Pizzaro (Starke, Schweinsteiger, Shaqiri, Tymoshuck, Mandzukic, Kroos, Boateng). DORTMUND: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer, Sahin, Gundogan, Blasszczykowski, Gotze, Reus, Lewandowski (Langerak, Santana, Owomoyela, Bittencourt, Kehl, Leitner, Schieber)
And out come the teams. Many predictions are being made, and many are varying, but the main outcome seems to be a late win, possibly into extra time, for Bayern Munich. Many feel the likes of Ribery, Robben and Schweinsteiger will be too much to handle for the Dortmund team.
And Bayern Munich kick off the game...
DISALLOWED GOAL! Badstuber plays the ball into Ribery, who takes a shot saved by Weidenfeller, until he puts it into his own net, and the offside flag is raised. Munich have dominated early on and could this show the possibility of Bayern being too powerful today.
Ten minutes in and Bayern Munich are very much in control of this game, getting away many shots while keeping the Dortmund attack very quiet.
Thirty minutes played and the game has evened out again, although with no real drama currently unfolding. Munich still look more likely to score but Borussia Dortmund are getting a lot more chances now, looking very dangerous from corners.
One minute of injury time to be played.
Half time approaches with the score at 0-0. More fans will be happy with the current game although Bayern still look the more likely side to grab the trophy today.
The second half begins with Dortmund resuming play.
Bayern's Muller goes straight into the book with a dangerous foul on Nuri Sahin. An unneeded challenge from around 30 yards out means Muller now has to be careful for the rest of the game.
Borussia Dortmund have switched things around and now look more likely to grab the first goal, having many more chances while taming the midfield magicians of Munich.
INJURY! Marco Reus of Dortmund has collided with Phillip Lahm when attacking, and has been down for some time. However, the injury doesn't look too bad and Reus seems fit to carry on. Still 0-0.
GOAL! Lewandowski puts home the first of the match with 20 minutes remaining. Gotze whips in a long cross from the free kick and Lewandowski hits a beautiful half volley to find the back of the net. 1-0 Dortmund.
GOAL! Robert Lewandowski fires home another after a glorius run past Lahm and Dante. Surely the game is all over now after this quick fire double from the Polish striker. Dortmund fans are cheering like mad now, surely giving the players a big boost. 2-0 Dortmund.
Bayern are pushing move then ever now, but Dortmund are playing a defensive tactic and seem to be clearing every ball that comes near the 18 yard box.
Four minutes of injury time to be played. The Dortmund fans are now getting ready to storm the pitch after a thrilling game.
And that's it. BORUSSIA DORTMUND are the winners of the German Super Cup after an enticing game between two quality sides. Lewandowski was the only man to seperate the two teams, which has sent a swarm of Black and Yellow across the pitch. This will be a proud day for sure for Dortmund fans, and of course manager Jens Lehmann.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND 2-0 BAYERN MUNICH