PRAGUE, Czech Republic (Sporting Alert) — Pep Guardiola won his first trophy as manager of Bayern Munich as the Champions League title holder captured its first ever UEFA Super League title after beating ten-man Chelsea on penalty kicks Friday night.
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After playing to an exciting 2-2 draw in regular and extra-time, the German club went on the lift the trophy with a 5-4 penalty advantage.
It was the English Premier League side and Europa holders Chelsea who took the lead with a wonderful strike Fernando Torres in the ninth minute to give his team a 1-0 lead at half-time.
However, newly crowned European Player of the Year Franck Ribery fired home Bayern Munich’s equaliser three minutes in the second half to make the contest an interesting one.
Five minutes from regular time Chelsea went down to ten players after midfielder Ramires was shown his second yellow card and got sent off.
The battle went into extra-time and the skill Eden Hazard scored a beauty three minutes into that period to Jose Mourinho’s side the advantage once again.
But the German side never gave up and got a dramatic equaliser with the last kick of extra-time when substitute Javi Martinez scored past Petr Cech from a chance that fell right into his path after he was left well unmarked.
The game went to penalty and Germany international Manuel Neuer saved Romelu Lukaku’s soft penalty kick to hand Guardiola another victory over Mourinho.