PRAGUE: Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer saved a penalty by substitute Romelu Lukaku to give Champions League winner Bayern Munich a 5-4 victory over Chelsea in a shootout Friday to claim the UEFA Super Cup, after the game finished 2-2 following extra time.
Ten-man Chelsea looked on the verge of victory after Eden Hazard made it 2-1 in extra time but substitute Javi Martinez equalized with the last kick of the game to force the shootout.
All nine players converted their penalties before Lukaku stepped up, and Neuer dove to his left to keep the shot out.
Fernando Torres had given Europa League winner Chelsea an early lead with a fierce volley, before Franck Ribery equalized two minutes into the second half with a hard shot that seemed to catch Petr Cech by surprise.
Bayern won its first Super Cup in the club's fourth attempt, earning a first trophy with the team for new coach Pep Guardiola.
Chelsea was left a man down when Ramires was sent off in the 85th minute after receiving his second yellow card for a rough tackle on substitute Mario Goetze.
That decision clearly upset Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho who was trying to get an explanation from referee Jonas Eriksson during the break before extra time.
Mourinho has never won the Super Cup while it was the third victory for his fierce rival Guardiola who also won it with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011.
Mourinho and Guardiola faced each other in series of testy `clasicos' when the Portuguese coach was with Real Madrid, and their tense relationship brought an extra level of intensity to this Super Cup. The contest that pits last season's Champions League winner against the Europa League champion is often seen as lacking prestige, but it was clear from the start that both teams badly wanted to win this game.
Throughout the match, Bayern was dominating possession while Chelsea relied on what Guardiola on Thursday called Mourinho's most dangerous weapon: quick counters.
Torres, who returned to the starting lineup after beginning on the bench against Manchester United on Monday, started the quick move leading to the opening goal. He passed to Eden Hazard who produced a strong run through the middle of the field before finding Andre Schurrle on the right flank, who squared for Torres to net with an unstoppable right-foot volley from inside the area.
A day after winning the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for the 2012-2013 season, Bayern midfielder Ribery looked dangerous throughout and equalized two minutes into the second half with an swerving drive from outside the area. He also had a shot just wide two minutes after scoring the goal and again in extra time. He also missed the target three times in the first half. In the 22nd he almost restored parity, forcing Cech into a brilliant diving save with curling low shot.
Three minutes into extra time, Hazard picked up the ball on the left flank and cut into the area, leaving two defenders behind before unleashing a powerful drive past Neuer for what looked likely to be the winner.
Cech then pulled off a series of stunning saves as Bayern pressed relentlessly for an equalizer -- until Martinez slotted in from close range with the very last kick of extra time.