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Bayern beat Chelsea in Super Cup shoot-out

August 31, 2013 03:35 IST

Franck Ribery lifts the trophyBayern Munich gained some revenge for their 2012 Champions League final defeat by Chelsea when they beat the Premier League club 5-4 on penalties after a thrilling UEFA Super Cup ended 2-2 at the end of extra-time on Friday.

Nine penalties in a row were scored before Chelsea substitute Romelu Lukaku had his effort saved by Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer to give the Champions League winners victory over the Europa League holders.

Fernando Torres put Chelsea ahead with a sublime first-time finish in the eighth minute before Franck Ribery equalised with a 25-metre drive in the 47th.

Eden Hazard restored Chelsea's advantage with a crisp drive in the 93rd minute and Javi Martinez dramatically levelled for Bayern with the last kick of extra-time.

Chelsea had Brazil midfielder Ramires sent off in the 85th minute for a second bookable offence.

Image: Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich lifts the trophy after the UEFA Super Cup between Bayern Muenchen and Chelsea at Stadion Eden, in Prague, Czech Republic.

Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images