Dortmund beats Bayern to lift German Super Cup

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Dortmund beats Bayern to lift German Super Cup

DORTMUND - Two goals from Marco Reus spurred Borussia Dortmund to lift the German Super Cup with a 4-2 win over Champions League and Bundesliga holders Bayern Munich on Saturday.

In a hugely entertaining encounter between the two teams who contested the Champions League final two months ago, Dortmund looked to have lost none of their sharpness while Bayern were badly missing injured winger Franck Ribery and keeper Manuel Neuer.

Dortmund, who played second fiddle to treble winners Bayern in all competitions last season, got off to a perfect start when Reus headed in for the lead in the sixth minute after Bayern keeper Tom Starke failed to hold on to a Sven Bender header.

The Bavarians, with coach Pep Guardiola on the bench for his first competitive game, leveled eight minutes after the restart when Philipp Lahm floated a perfect cross from the right and Arjen Robben headed in at the far post.

But Dortmund struck twice in two minutes with Daniel van Buyten heading in an own goal in the 55th from an Ilkay Guendogan cross. The Germany international then gave the hosts a two-goal cushion with a fine solo effort and well-struck curled shot from the edge of the box.

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