Mane helps Bayern lift German Super Cup

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Sadio Mane has scored on his competitive debut for new-look Bayern Munich to help them overcome RB Leipzig 5-3 and lift the German Super Cup.

Germany teenager Jamal Musiala rifled Bayern ahead on Saturday after Leipzig had failed to clear a corner on 14 minutes.

Ex-Liverpool forward Mane then tapped in on the half hour from Serge Gnabry's pass as the Bavarians quickly got used to life without new Barcelona signing Robert Lewandowski.

Benjamin Pavard made it three before the interval.

The season curtain-raiser between last term's Bundesliga champions Bayern and the German Cup winners was held in Leipzig, but the hosts did little to threaten the visitors until Marcel Halstenberg's second-half header.

Gnabry and Christopher Nkunku then traded goals before Dani Olmo's late strike for Leipzig made things interesting, only for Leroy Sane to score at the death.

"I'm really, really happy to win my first trophy with Bayern Munich. "I'm looking forward to more trophies," Mane told Sky.

Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann, formerly boss of Leipzig, started Senegal's African player of the year but other new signings such as Matthijs de Ligt began on the bench.

Leipzig's Domenico Tedesco meanwhile included Austria midfielder Konrad Laimer, heavily linked with a move to Bayern but left back Angelino was missing as he looks for another club with Hoffenheim's David Raum set to arrive.

After a minute's silence and applause for late Germany great Uwe Seeler, the first excitement came when Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer raced out of his box but failed to clear the ball. His defenders mopped up for him.

Bayern then took the lead but it was more to do with Leipzig's casual defending than anything. After some pinball in the box, 19-year-old Musiala pounced and made no mistake.

A lot is expected of midfielder Musiala this season - with Bayern set to play without an out-and-out striker - and he passed his audition with aplomb.

Mane then made the headlines but in truth it was one of the easiest goals he will ever score, with two more efforts later on chalked off for offside.

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