UEFA Super Cup: Javi Martínez Is The Unlikely Hero In Bayern Munich’s Super Cup Win

Bayern Munich has won their first title of the 2020/21 season. The Champions League victor vanquished Europa League victors Sevilla 2-1 in extra-time before 15,000 at the Puskas Arena in Budapest. The legend was Javi Martínez, the Spaniard headed home the victor in the 104th moment.

Martínez was an impossible saint in this match. Only one month after the Champions League triumph, Bayern stays in recreation mode, and Javi Martínez has been among the players connected with an exchange away from the club. Prior this week, an exchange to Athletic Bilbao seemed, by all accounts, to be everything except done yet with the arrangement as yet forthcoming, Martínez ventured out to Hungary and turned into the saint for Bayern.

“Javi scored the goal and won us the game,” Bayern lead trainer Hansi Flick said after the game. “Sometimes, football writes these stories – this is a beautiful one. On Wednesday there were reports that he was in Bilbao, yet tonight he scored the winning goal.”

For Martínez, it was at that point the second large objective at a UEFA Super Cup last. In 2013 the Spaniard scored an equalizer in the withering minutes against Chelsea to send the game first into punishments and Bayern on their way to the title. “It was like 2013 when I also scored a goal,” Martínez said. “So it was a nice feeling today. I always try to give everything, even if I only play 10 or 15 minutes.”

Martínez, meanwhile, was bashful about his very own future. “I don’t know what will happen in the next few days, but if I were to leave this way, it’s a dream,” Martínez said when asked about leaving the club to Movistar. “I don’t know,” he said when asked on whether he will join Bilbao.

Concerning the game itself, Bayern began with a lot of vitality in the initial five to ten minutes, yet an individual misstep by David Alaba would give Sevilla the lead. The Austrian had cut down Ivan Rakitić inside the case. Lucas Ocampos ventured up and scored the punishment.

Bayern appeared undaunted with Sevilla’s lead. In the 34th moment, Leon Goretzka topped off a great help by Robert Lewandowski to adjust. “It took the first 15 minutes for us to get into the game,” Flick said. “It was great for me to see the team try to pull through with their mentality—and succeed. In the end, my players went through the pain barrier to win.”

Flick’s side was the better group. However, it required another gallant exertion by Manuel Neuer, who made an awesome spare in the 88th moment to make sure about extra-time, there Martínez turned into the saint when he headed home the victor. “I was so happy when the coach brought on Javi because I know how good he is with his head from set-pieces,” Neuer said after the game.

By and by, it was Flick’s dynamic that had the effect. The lead trainer has immediately transformed Bayern into the world’s best group. Yet, that nearly appeared to be auxiliary; Flick was seen talking long with UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin at the title introduction. Flick had been to some degree basic about the game being played in Budapest before fans, saying that he would not have gone there as a fan.

“It was good to have an atmosphere in the stadium again,” Flick said after the game. “So everything looked a bit more like football again, we’re happy about that. Most importantly, I hope everyone will go back home healthy.”

In general, Flick as of now has his next focuses as a main priority. On Sunday, Bayern will confront Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga and afterward will have another chance to win a prize in the DFL Supercup next Wednesday. On the exchange front, there are additionally choices expected, Bayern needs to seal up the exchange of right-back Sergiño Dest and sign a number six and perhaps another striker.