European Super Cup 2020
Bayern Munich have won their first European Super Cup under David Beckham
, lifting the trophy with a 0-1 win over last season's Europa League winners, AS Monaco.
Monaco have been superb in recent seasons, and last season, under the management of club icon Luis Fernandez
, the team lifted the Europa League and finished 2nd in Ligue 1. Boasting the likes of club captain Sebastian Sosa
, Victor Wanyama
and former Chelsea & Liverpool midfielder Yann M'Vila
, Monaco certainly gave Bayern a tough challenge.
After an exciting, well-contested match, it was Bayern who went away with the spoils thanks to a goal from Ademilson
The Brazilian star has been absolutely phenomenal since he joined Bayern in 2017, and stole the show again today with his great volley.
New signing Erwan Jehanno
started alongside Ademilson in attack and set up the 26-year-old's goal, something which Bayern fans will hope is the start of a juicy, goal-getting partnership.
Fellow new boy Daniel Montero
also started in central defense, while other summer recruits Isco
and Filip Celekitic
were brought off the bench.
"It's great to finally add this trophy to my personal cabinet," Beckham told reporters with a grin on his face. The former England captain managed Aston Villa previously and his side played two consecutive European Super Cup matches - unfortunately, both games were lost. "But it's even better to hear the fans cheer us all on after the full-time whistle. They're telling me and my players that all the hard work we've put into winning this game and this trophy has been worth it."
Jehanno, who was the man of the match when Bayern Munich won the DFL Super Cup last month, also expressed his delight at the win.
"I've already won two trophies with Bayern Munich. It's great knowing the feeling of winning something and this feeling tells me I made the right decision to move," said the France international.
Jehanno's words will not sit well with Borussia Dortmund fans. Previously considered a fan favorite at Dortmund, he decided to swap clubs for Dortmund's biggest rivals this summer.
This is Bayern Munich's 2nd ever European Super Cup win, their 1st having been won in 2016.