Robert Lewandowski believes Bayern Munich will have found their top form within “a few months” after beating Borussia Dortmund on penalties to win the DFL-Supercup following a dreadful pre-season.
Goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, deputising for the injured Manuel Neuer, was the hero for Bayern with penalty saves from Sebastian Rode and Marc Bartra after a 2-2 draw in regulation time at Signal Iduna Park.
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Carlo Ancelotti’s side twice found themselves behind in the curtain-raising Klassiker, with Lewandowski cancelling out Christian Pulisic’s opener and Roman Burki’s unfortunate late own goal meaning Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was unable to call himself the match-winner.
Bayern came into the game on the back of four defeats in their past five friendly outings, including heavy losses to AC Milan and Liverpool, but despite a mixed performance against BVB, Lewandowski is confident they will eventually recover peak form.