BERLIN – Borussia Dortmund claimed the first silverware of the season with the German Super Cup on Saturday while Bayern Munich's reaction to the 2-0 defeat was mixed.
"I think we turned in a decent display, not a very good one, but decent," said Bayern coach Niko Kovac. "We were dominant, we made two mistakes Dortmund capitalized on. We failed to take our chances, which is why we lost the match.
"We're in the fourth week of pre-season. It was the first match where everyone played 90 minutes, you can't expect more in this situation."
Kovac's assessment is not completely false but perhaps a little generous. Dortmund could have scored through Marco Reus inside 60 seconds and missed the better chances before Paco Alcacer and Jadon Sancho struck for victory in the second half.
Bayern in contrast struggled to create many clear opportunities and Polish striker Robert Lewandowski renewed his demand for action in the transfer market.