FC Bayern Muenchen finally got over the jinx with BVB Borussia Dortmund breaking a five game losing streak against the Bundesliga and German Federation Cup Champion. In front of 69,000 spectators, in a fast paced game, Germany's record champion defeated Dortmund 2-1.
Last season was one of those season one would like to forget, Bayern ended up second in the Bundesliga, second in the DFB Cup and lost the Champions League to FC Chelsea.
To add insult to injurney, the German national side, which had eight of the Bayern stars at the European Championships in the Ukraine and Poland lost their semi-final game against Italy 2-1.
If today's game is an omen of things to come, maybe there will be a great season ahead.
Dortmund was asleep during the first 15 minutes
During the first 15 minutes of the match, it seemed as Dortmund was lost. Bayern pushed right from the start with good one touch passes, which created several chances.
Just six minutes into the match, newcomer Mandzulic picked up a pass from Ribery, which he buried into the bottom of the corner past Dortmund's keeper Weidenfeller.
Dortmund obviously dazzled by the quick Bayern opening, were beat again in the 11th minute. In a counter, which saw Robben start, ending up in front of Weidenfeller, but his attempt hit the right post. Mueller was in place, picked up the rebound and put it away in the right side of the net. 2-0 Bayern just 11 minutes into the match. Dortmund got its rhythm after 20 minutes, but were unable to challenge Manuel Neuer seriously. Bayern went into the halftime break with a 2-0 lead.
Both teams started the second half without any changes. Lewandowski tested Manuel Neuer in the 48th minute, but Neuer was in place and saved Lewandowski's header.
Juergen Klopp made some tactical changes in the 64th minute, when he brought on Mario Goetze and Perisic for Leitner and Grosskreutz. The tempo picked up after that with several chances from the Dortmund side.
In the 75th minute Lewandowski got a much needed goal for Dortmund. In a short series of well executed passes, which ended with Shieber, Lewandowski picked u a superb pass from Shieber, dodged Dante and and fired the ball into the right corner of the net. 2-1. The game was on again.
Despite several hair raising moments in front of both keepers, the score remained at 2-1 until the final whistle.
The DFB Cup is the first trophy to be awarded prior to the new Bundesliga season, which starts in two weeks.
Except for the opening phase of the game, Dortmund was an equal to the Bayern. We can look forward to another exciting season in the Bundesliga this year.