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RECAP: Olmo Hat Trick Ruins Harry Kane Debut, Leipzig Win the Supercup

photo from Bundesliga

by Anthony J. Merced

A Dani Olmo hat trick gave RB Leipzig one of the biggest wins of their history with a 3-0 win over Bayern Munich at the Alianz Arena in the DFB Supercup on Saturday night. A performance that saw Bayern dominate possession stats meant next to nothing as Leipzig took their chances to come away with a shocking win.

The scoring started early as Olmo blasted an effort past goalkeeper Sven Ulreich to open the scoring in the third minute. Leipzig proceed to absorb pressure, giving little in the way of scoring chances for the rest of the half. The East German club took advantage of an aggressive Bayern, with Olmo scoring again just before the halftime whistle.

Munich didn't sit back as they made major substitutions in the second half. Kingsley Colman, Leon Goretzka and new signing Harry Kane all came on before the 70th minute. Leipzig, continued to play a stout defensive game, grabbing another goal in the 68th minute after a handball in the box. Olmo finished off his hat trick, stealing the headlines from a Bayern team that seemed unbeatable heading into the start of the Bundesliga campaign.

It is RB Leipzig's first ever Supercup, topping the team that beat them a year ago. It is also the second unique trophy in their history, adding it alongside the DFB Pokal that they've won for the last two seasons. More importantly, it shows that the loss of Christopher Nkunku and Josko Gvardiol will not affect their ability to compete in 2023-24.

STARTING XI:

RB Leipzig: Blaswich; Henrichs (85' Klosermann), Simakan, Orban, Raum, Schlager, Seiwald, Simons (78' Forsberg), Olmo (78' Carvalho), Werner (64' Sesko), Openda (64' Poulsen)

Bayern Munich: Ulreich; Pavard (45' Mazraoui), Upamecano, de Ligt (45' Kim), Davies, Kimmich (78' Goretzka), Laimer (45' Colman), Sane, Musiala, Gnabry, Tel (63' Kane)

SCORING SUMMARY:
3' (RB Leipzig) Dani Olmo
44' (RB Leipzig) Dani Olmo
68' (RB Leipzig) Dani Olmo

DISCIPLINE:
14' (Bayern Munich) Benjamin Pavard - YELLOW CARD
34' (Bayern Munich) Dayot Upamecano - YELLOW CARD
71' (RB Leipzig) Dani Olmo - YELLOW CARD

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