Prague: Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer saved a penalty by substitute Romelu Lukaku to give Champions League winner Bayern Munich a 5-4 victory over Chelsea in a shootout on Friday to claim the Uefa Super Cup, after the game finished 2-2 following extra time.
Ten-man Chelsea looked on the verge of victory after Eden Hazard made it 2-1 in extra time but substitute Javi Martinez equalized with the last kick of the game to force the shootout.
All nine players converted their penalties before Lukaku stepped up, and Neuer dove to his left to keep the shot out.
Fernando Torres had given Europa League winner Chelsea an early lead with a fierce volley, before Franck Ribery equalised two minutes into the second half with a hard shot that seemed to catch Petr Cech by surprise.
Bayern won their first Super Cup in the club’s fourth attempt, earning a first trophy with the team for new coach Pep Guardiola.
Chelsea were left a man down when Ramires was sent off in the 85th minute after receiving his second yellow card for a rough tackle on substitute Mario Goetze.
That decision clearly upset Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho who was trying to get an explanation from referee Jonas Eriksson during the break before extra time.
Mourinho has never won the Super Cup while it was the third victory for his fierce rival Guardiola who also won it with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011.
Mourinho and Guardiola faced each other in series of testy Clasicos when the Portuguese coach was with Real Madrid, and their tense relationship brought an extra level of intensity to this Super Cup. The contest that pits last season’s Champions League winner against the Europa League champion is often seen as lacking prestige, but it was clear from the start that both teams badly wanted to win this game.