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Richards, Bayern defeat Reyna, Dortmund in German Super Cup

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A pair of Americans appeared in Wednesday’s German Super Cup Final in Munich with one coming out on top.

Chris Richards and Bayern Munich edged Giovanni Reyna and Borussia Dortmund 3-2, lifting the German Super Cup at Allianz Arena. It was Richards’ second overall appearance this season for Hansi Flick’s side, playing the final 14 minutes of the match.

Richards replaced Benjamin Pavard in the 76th minute while fellow American Giovanni Reyna came on for Dortmund in the 72nd.

Corentin Tolisso and Thomas Muller scored 14 minutes apart in the first-half to give Bayern a 2-0 advantage, but Dortmund did not lie down. Julian Brandt pulled a goal back in the 39th minute for Dortmund before Erling Haaland equalized in the 55th.

Joshua Kimmich would score the winning goal for Bayern in the 82nd minute, six minutes after Richards came on the pitch. The 20-year-old defender won his only duel of his appearance.

Reyna completed all six of his passes in the match, but was unable to help Lucien Favre’s side tie things up late in Munich.

It was Bayern’s second trophy in the past few two weeks after already defeating Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup.

Bayern next hosts Hertha Berlin on Oct. 4th in Bundesliga play while Dortmund hosts Freiburg the day prior at Signal Iduna Park. Both players will aim to be back on the pitch for their respective clubs.

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  1. Interesting that he played RB and looked a lot more comfortable. He played RB for Bayern II the first half of the season last year. He looked more comfortable today and even looked ok getting forward.

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  2. I believe this is Richards’ second run out in 3 matches. Even though relatively brief appearances, the fact that one was against Dortmund is significant and meaningful. It looks like Flick is serious about easing him more and more into the squad and not loaning him out. Unless of course he is playing him to advertise for future suitors. Still I think this is a very good sign.

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