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Bayern Munich, winner of the 2019-2020 Champions League, triumphed in the UEFA Super Cup final in Budapest’a Puskás Aréna on Thursday night by defeating Europa League winner Sevilla in extra time.

The UEFA Super Cup final was organised “under the strictest health protocols”, according to the head of the emergency centre set up by the operative board coordinating Hungary’s response to the novel coronavirus epidemic.

Foreign ticket holders had to present a negative coronavirus test no older than three days when entering Hungary and were required to leave the country within 72 hours. The fans attending the match at Budapest’s Puskás Arena were asked to put face masks on before entering the stadium. A medical staff was present at the arena, prepared to examine anyone found to have a fever or displaying Covid-19 symptoms upon entry. Only those belonging to the same group were permitted to sit next to each other.

Most of the tickets for the match were sold to Hungarian fans and around 1,500 German and a smaller number of Spanish fans attended the final.

Bayern Munich (GER) – Sevilla (ESP) 2:1 (1:1, 1:1, 2:1)


Bayern: Neuer; Pavard, Hernández (Javi Martínez 99), Süle, Alaba (Boateng 112); Goretzka (Davies 99), Kimmich; Sané (Tolisso 70), Müller, Gnabry; Lewandowski

Sevilla: Bounou; Navas, Diego Carlos, Koundé, Escudero; Jordán (Vázquez 94), Fernando, Rakitić (Óliver Torres 56); Suso (Gudelj 73), De Jong (En-Nesyri 56), Ocampos

Goals: Leon Goretzka (34th minute), Javi Martinez (104); Lucas Ocampos (13, penalty kick)

featured photo via Tibor Illyés/MTI/EPA