Though Robert Lewandowski did not start the Audi Cup final against Real Madrid at Allianz Arena in Munich, the second half substitute proved to be the only goalscorer, as the home team defeated the La liga side 1-0 on Wednesday. Lewandowski 's goal helped Bayern lift the Audi Cup.
It was Bayern's new signing from Shakhtar Donetsk, Douglas Costa, who proved to be a tough proposition for Real Madrid, as the Brazilian showed why the German champions paid around €30million to acquire his signature.
But make no mistake, the game against Real Madrid was not an easy one for Bayern as they were made to sweat hard for that goal in the 87th minute of the match, even if the home team had some chances to score, which they failed to take advantage.
With top players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema missing for Real Madrid, the Spanish club did not pose as much of a threat as they could have liked.
Stars players Lewandowski and Thomas Muller had a chance to score earlier, but the Bayern fans were once again disappointed. Lewandowski's miss was an embarrassing one as he missed an open goal in the hour mark.
"Better to have the earlier miss before the league starts," Lewandowski said. "Now we will get ready for the German Cup."
With this victory things have already started in the right track for the German club as they start their domestic title defence from 15th August.
Not only were they good against Real on Wednesday, they had put up a terrific display against AC Milan on Tuesday as they thrashed them 3-0 before setting up Audi the Cup final date with Rafa Bentiez's men.