DFB-Pokal winner RB Leipzig will host Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup 2022 at Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany in the early hours of Sunday, July 31. The match will kick off at 12:00 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
German Super Cup is a one-off football match between the winners of the Bundesliga championship and the DFB-Pokal.
Under manager Julian Nagelsmann, Bayern Munich booked their place in the German Super Cup after clinching their 10th consecutive Bundesliga title and their 32nd overall last season. The Bavarians finished at the top of the Bundesliga 2021-22 standings with 77 points from 34 matches, eight points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund.
On the other hand, RB Leipzig qualified for the German Super Cup 2022 after they pipped SC Freiburg on penalties in the DFB-Pokal final last season. Interestingly, this was Domenico Tedesco-led Leipzig’s first-ever major title in German football.
Former Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is expected to make his competitive debut against RB Leipzig in the German Super Cup on Sunday.
New summer signings Matthijs de Ligt, Noussair Mazraoui, Ryan Gravenberch and Mathys Tel are also likely to be added in the Bayern squad for the clash.
Meanwhile, RB Leipzig will bank on their star forward Christopher Nkunku, who was adjudged the Bundesliga Player of the Season 2021-22, netted 35 goals and provided 20 assists across competitions last season.
However, Leipzig will miss the services of their left-footed defender Joško Gvardiol, who is unavailable for the German Super Cup final.
RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich head-to-head
Bayern Munich have a dominant head-to-head record against RB Leipzig in all competitions, winning eight of the 14 matches that they have played so far. Leipzig have managed just a solitary victory while five matches have ended in draws.
The last time these two sides met, Bayern defeated Leipzig 3-2 at the Allianz Arena in Bundesliga last season.
RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich probable playing XI
RB Leipzig playing XI (probable): Peter Gulacsi (goalkeeper/captain); Willi Orban, Mohamed Simakan, Marcel Halstenberg; Benjamin Henrichs, Konrad Laimer, Xaver Schalger; Angelino; Christopher Nkunku, Emil Forsberg; Andre Silva
Bayern Munich playing XI (probable): Manuel Neuer (goalkeeper/captain); Noussair Mazraoui, Matthijs de Ligt, Lucas Hernandez, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka; Leroy Sane, Sadio Mane, Kingsley Coman; Thomas Muller
Where to watch RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich German Super Cup 2022 live in India?
The RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich German Super Cup 2022 match will be telecast live from 12:00 AM IST on Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 2 HD TV channels in India, on Sunday, July 31.
Live streaming of RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich will be available on the SonyLIV app and website.
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