Prague - Bayern Munich avenged their 2012 Champions League final defeat with a
5-4 penalty shoot-out win over ten-man Chelsea after Friday's UEFA
Super Cup final finished 2-2 after extra-time.
Martinez produced a dramatic 121st-minute equaliser to take the game to
penalties and when Chelsea replacement Romelu Lukaku missed the 10th
spot-kick after the previous successful nine, the Bavarians lifted the
cup at the fourth attempt.
"One second changed everything, I am
so happy for the players," said Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, referring to
Spain's Fernando Torres' early strike had
been cancelled out by Franck Ribery's second-half thunderbolt while
Chelsea's Ramires was dismissed in the 85th minute as it finished 1-1
after 90 minutes at Prague's Eden Arena.
Chelsea Belgian left
winger Eden Hazard looked to have hit an extra-time winner for Jose
Mourinho's Europa League winners, but Guardiola-coached Bayern bombarded
the Blues' goal in the dying stages before Martinez struck before the
"Of course I am very happy, especially after
getting the award in Monaco, I am so happy for the entire team, it was a
very special occasion," said man-of-the-match Ribery, who was voted
European player of the year on Thursday.
The Frenchman was one of
the survivors from the Bayern side who lost the 2012 Champions League
final to Chelsea on penalties at Munich's Allianz Arena.
was especially sweet for Guardiola, who took charge of Bayern in June,
following 14 titles in four years at Barcelona, against his former La
Liga rival, Mourinho, back in his second stint at Chelsea having left
Real Madrid the same month.
"The best team lost, but that is football," said Mourinho.
The Portuguese said he was annoyed about Ramires's dismissal for a second yellow card.
is a passion for football and if you are in love with the game, you
don't kill a final by giving a red card like that," he said.
me, yes, (the player should not have been punished) because there were
many other yellow cards during the match which the referee didn't give."
Bayern's Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger was missing with sprained ankle ligaments.
moved Germany captain Philipp Lahm from right-back to fill
Schweinsteiger's defensive midfield role for the first-half, before
Martinez took over in the second half with Lahm dropping back onto the
Mourinho started Brazil centre-back David Luiz, despite the
Brazilian's recent hamstring injury with Spain's Juan Mata amongst the
Despite Bayern dominating possession, Chelsea went
ahead after eight minutes when Germany winger Andre Schuerrle's cross
was volleyed into the top right corner by Torres.
In the build-up,
Guardiola dubbed Mourinho "the master of quick counter-attacks" and
Chelsea proved his point as Branislav Ivanovic's throw-on was swept
downfield by Hazard to Schuerrle, then Torres as the Blues covered 80
metres in 13 seconds.
Both sides had first-half chances as Torres
fired wide, while at the other end Ribery forced Chelsea goalkeeper Petr
Cech into a diving save with 22 minutes gone, then Thomas Mueller hit
the side netting as it finished 1-1 at the break.
level on 47 minutes when Ribery's right-footed shot rifled past the
diving Cech, leading to the Frenchman sprinting into Guardiola's arms
and planting a kiss on the Spaniard's forehead.
Chelsea a golden chance to take the lead on 64 minutes when the Bayern
centre-back's slip allowed Oscar's shot, which was saved by Manuel
Neuer, before Frank Lampard fired over.
Neuer could only palm
Ivanovic's header off the crossbar on 78 minutes and then got down to
deny Luiz's header five minutes from time, just before Chelsea
midfielder Ramires was dismissed for a second yellow for a foul on
Bayern sub Mario Goetze.
When the game went into extra-time,
Hazard gave Chelsea the lead when he cut inside two players from the
left and fired underneath Neuer.
Bayern turned up the pressure
Martinez and Marco Mandzukic forcing Cech into diving saves from headers
in the second-half of extra-time while Ribery's late free-kick was
palmed around the post.
The game took an incredible twist at the
death when the ball broke off Dante for Martinez to stab home to settle
the final on penalties.