The first title of the new season is up for grabs on Saturday at the Red Bull Arena. DFB-Pokal winners RB Leipzig will host record German champions FC Bayern in the DFL-Supercup at 20:30 CEST.
This will be 15th meeting between both clubs in all competitions. Bayern have won nine times and four games have ended in a draw. That means RB Leipzig have only been victorious once in this fixture – on matchday 27 of the 2017/18 Bundesliga season.
Nine goals in one game
This fixture tends to provide goals, mainly down to the attacking nature of both sides. There have been 42 goals scored in the 14 previous meetings to date, an average of exactly three per game. The second clash remains the highest scoring one to this day. Back in 2016/17 at the Red Bull Arena, RB Leipzig lost 5-4 at home in the Bundesliga in the club’s debut top-flight season.
Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side were actually 4-2 ahead after 65 minutes and had a sold-out Red Bull Arena rocking. The Bavarians turned the game on its head late on thanks to three late goals. The winner came from Arjen Robben in the fifth minute of injury time. Marcel Sabitzer (2’), Timo Werner (2’, 65’) and Yussuf Poulsen (47’) got RBL’s goals that day.
Pictures from our last meetings with Bayern
There were 10 goals scored in the two meetings last season, though Bayern were victorious on both occasions (4-1 and 3-2). There was an entertaining draw in Munich in the second half of the 2020/21 season – that is the second highest scoring match to date. Four goals alone were scored between the 19th and 36th minutes. Bayern kept at it and eventually got an equaliser through Thomas Müller (75’).
2-1 home win
RB Leipzig’s only win over FC Bayern dates back to 18th March 2018. It was a 2-1 victory at home on matchday 27. Naby Keïta got a deserved equaliser for the home side from close range in the 37th minute following Sandro Wagner’s early opener (2’). Keita then set up Timo Werner for the winning goal in the 56th minute.
This Saturday’s DFL-Supercup promises to be a real cracker as RB Leipzig look to win their second trophy of 2022 following the DFB-Pokal triumph back in May!