Sadio Mane Scores For Bayern To Lift German Super Cup (VIDEO)

The former Arsenal attacker picked out Mane, who finished powerfully for a first goal since his £35m move from Anfield.

Bayern Munich defeated RB Leipzig in a thrilling game to win the German Super Cup at the Red Bull Arena, and Sadio Mane scored his first goal for the team. 

After Jamal Musiala broke the tie, ex-Liverpool forward Mane scored. 

Before Marcel Halsterberg scored Leipzig’s first goal and Serge Gnabry made it 4-1, Benjamin Pavard added a third goal. 

Leroy Sane sealed the 5-3 victory in extra time after Christopher Nkunku and Dani Olmo both scored goals for Leipzig from the penalty spot. 

Bayern, who have won the league for the last ten years, frequently participates in this matchup between the Bundesliga champions and the current German Cup champions.

Leipzig did settle and had an Nkunku goal ruled out for offside moments later.

But Germany midfielder Musiala was in fine form and was integral to his side’s second goal, releasing Gnabry down the left. 

The former Arsenal attacker picked out Mane, who finished powerfully for a first goal since his £35m move from Anfield.

Musiala also had a part to play in Bayern’s third as he crossed for France defender Pavard to fire past Peter Gulacsi in the Leipzig goal.

Moments after substitute Andre Silva hit the bar, Halsterberg pulled one back for Leipzig, looping a header over Manuel Neuer.

But Bayern did not have to wait long for their three-goal cushion to be restored. Gulacsi did well to deny Thomas Muller after he drove down the right, but Gnabry was there to convert the rebound.

Leipzig improved markedly in the second half, and scored a second on 77 minutes, Nkunku converting from 12 yards after Pavard brought down Olmo in the area.

Olmo then scored himself at Neuer’s near post as Leipzig made it 4-3 to threaten a stunning comeback, but Bayern wrapped it up on the counter-attack through Sane.