Sadio Mane scored his first competitive goal for Bayern Munich on Saturday, as the Bundesliga champions defeated Leipzig 5-3 to win the German Super Cup for the tenth time.
The African Player of the Year, who left Liverpool after six years to join Bavaria in the summer, also had two goals ruled out for offside in the game at Leipzig’s Red Bull Arena.
On the half-hour mark, the Senegalese star was on target for his team’s second goal in the German season opener.
Jamal Musiala played an excellent pass to break the Leipzig offside trap and release Serge Gnabry, whose cross across the face of goal was tapped in by Mane.
Bayern, who are embarking on a new era following the departure of star striker Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona, took the lead after 14 minutes when Musiala beat Leipzig’s Hungarian goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi.
On the stroke of halftime, the impressive Musiala was at the heart of Bayern’s third goal, which was drilled home by French international Benjamin Pavard.
On the hour, Marcel Halstenberg headed in to cut the deficit to one goal, but it only took Bayern five minutes to restore their three-goal lead.
Gulacsi only saved half of Thomas Mueller’s shot, and Gnabry was the first to react to the loose ball, making the score 4-1.
Another new addition Before Mane’s goal was ruled out for offside by VAR, Bayern’s Ryan Gravenberch came on to replace Mueller.
In an exciting second half, Leipzig scored their second goal of the evening on a penalty from Christopher Nkunku after Dani Olmo was brought down in the area.
As time ran out, Bayern added another new player in Dutch center-back Matthijs de Ligt, who joined from Juventus for 67 million euros ($68.2 million).
Mane had a second goal ruled out for offside with six minutes remaining, before Spanish international Olmo equalized for Leipzig after 89 minutes on a quick breakaway.
Bayern had to survive a few nervous moments as Leipzig pushed for a fourth goal, but Leroy Sane sealed the game in the eighth minute of stoppage time.