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Bayern Munich won a treble last season, but the team is still hungry for trophies. Luckily for Hansi Flick and his men, the UEFA Super Cup is here to scratch that itch. Watch Live Free Pitting the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League against each other, this competition is rated slightly higher than your average preseason cup. La Liga side Sevilla are the chosen opponents, and they’ll be looking to deal Bayern their first defeat in 2020.

Viewing information
Date: Thursday, Sept. 24 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Puskas Arena — Budapest, Hungary
TV: CBS Sports Network | Live stream: CBS All Access
Odds: Bayern -300; Draw +480; Sevilla +650 (via William Hill Sportsbook)

Bayern Munich haven’t been on this stage since the Bavarians beat Chelsea in the Super Cup seven years ago. Hansi Flick will want to do what Jupp Heynckes couldn’t and try to follow up a treble season. To do that, he needs to secure this cup. It’s a complicated affair, because fixture congestion means that the team have to play a Bundesliga game just days later, but the players will surely be ready for it. After all, they’re treble winners.

Among those players set to play their second Super Cup, we have Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, and Javi Martinez. It says something about Bayern’s stability that so many members of a previous treble winning side are still around today. Among the Super Cup debutantes, we have Robert Lewandowski, who will relish the chance to score in a competition that he’s never played in before. Can the pillaging Pole pull it off? He’ll have plenty of help, if Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry play like they did against Schalke. Oh, and let’s hope Alphonso Davies gets a start too.

Bayern Munich: In fine form after the treble and crushing Schalke on Friday, Bayern are expected to roll in this game. Don’t expect a light lineup by Hansi Flick, and expect them to dominate from start to finish as they have done for the last year or so. They are so much stronger than Sevilla everywhere on the pitch, and the only way they lose this one is if they leave their scoring boots in Germany. The dominance should start early, with Sevilla’s outside backs likely struggling with Bayern’s speed on the wings.

Sevilla: Well rested, having kept their key players so far and having added Ivan Rakitic, the club is hoping to build off of a really strong 2019-20 season. But beating Bayern seems borderline impossible unless the German side just has a nightmare performance. With a physical central defense, Sevilla must play cautious because the club concedes more penalties than it should with reckless challenges. Against Bayern, that is asking for trouble.

Unlike 2013, this Super Cup isn’t meant to be the start of a new era at Bayern. Hansi Flick, the man who won the treble last season, has the chance to do something Jupl never had — to follow up on his success. This Super Cup is meant to be a continuation of last season’s dominance. Can the team pull it off?

Team news
Aside from Tanguay Nianzou (thigh) and Kingsley Coman (quarantine), Bayern Munich have a full squad heading to Lisbon. David Alaba has recovered from the muscular problem that kept him out against Schalke, while Flick confirmed that Robert Lewandowski is fit and ready to play. Even Javi Martinez, who was supposed to finalize his move away from the club, has traveled with the team and is an option for the XI.

However, knowing Hansi Flick, don’t expect too many surprises. The attack is probably the easiest part to guess given that there aren’t many options. Robert Lewandowski will start his first ever Super Cup, with Thomas Muller in a supporting role behind him. Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane are the only real candidates to start on the wings, but neither are likely to play the full 90. Hansi Flick still has a Bundesliga game on Sunday to worry about. Still, a good 60 minutes should be enough to beat Sevilla. Or maybe Jamal Musiala can come on and replicate his excellent goal against Schalke.

Bayern’s midfield is also set in stone. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka are the coach’s preferred pairing, so expect to see them start in the middle. It’s still early in the season, so Flick will probably stick with this pairing a little longer. When rotation becomes necessarily, we might start to see Corentin Tolisso accumulate some minutes.

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