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Dani Olmos brilliant stroke of genius in the final of the Super Cup

Leipzig's Dani Olmo on the ball / Photo: Daniel Löb/dpa
Leipzig's Dani Olmo on the ball / Photo: Daniel Löb/dpa

Dani Olmo's stroke of genius in the Supercup final against FC Bayern impresses fans and coaches. Olmo scores a hat trick and leads RB Leipzig to victory.

Dani Olmo did not want his stroke of genius to the interim 2-0 in the Supercup final to be understood as a coincidence. "Of course it was intentional. I saw a gap," said the 25-year-old professional footballer from RB Leipzig about the scene that stunned 75,000 people in the Allianz Arena on Saturday night. With an elegant move, Olmo spun between Matthijs de Ligt and Konrad Laimer before spiking the ball through the legs of goalkeeper Sven Ulreich. The magic goal was the highlight of Olmo's hat-trick evening in the 3-0 win over FC Bayern.

"I have scored many beautiful goals, but this gets a special place in my memory," said the midfielder. Coach Marco Rose spoke of an "incredible action."

Three goals, three times Olmo. Understandably, the Spanish international did not want to give up the match ball after the game and dragged along to the interviews. "It gets a special place," said the Leipzig player. Earlier, the acclaimed matchwinner had led his team to the front of the fan curve with the Supercup trophy in his arms, silencing the Kane hype from Munich fans. "This was a special night for me. This is just the beginning," promised Olmo, who couldn't think of a better time to score the first hat trick of his career. "Against the champions of the Bundesliga, in the Supercup final, in the Allianz Arena. Already beautiful," raved Olmo.

Long had the Saxons and sports managing director Max Eberl fight, until Olmo finally put his signature under a new working paper a good two months ago. In the Leipzig XXL upheaval with departures of star striker Christopher Nkunku to Chelsea, playmaker Dominik Szoboszlai to Liverpool or midfield motor Konrad Laimer to Bayern Olmo remained loyal to his club. "He is an outstanding player. We fought for him for a long time. He paid back today," Eberl found and described Olmo's dance to 2:0 as a "stroke of genius."

Eberl gave his protégé special praise for his team spirit. "He has taken his teammates with him," praised Eberl, adding, "The old players have made it easy for the new players. The mixture is right, the feeling is right."

Rose also wants to take much more than just the cup from this evening. "Tonight's game should give us a boost, though, although we can still do a few things better in the future," the coach said, already thinking about the first Bundesliga game at Bayer Leverkusen. "There we have to deal with the next good team."

As a coach, he welcomes the healthy competition, even if the decisions in the squad become harder. That already starts in the goalkeeper question. Janis Blaswich has once again shown an outstanding performance, but long-time regular keeper Péter Gulácsi is about to return. While RB was "still flying blind" before the Bayern game, according to Eberl, a regular squad is slowly emerging. "However, you have to emphasize that the old players have made it easy for the new guys. We already noticed that in the training camp. The atmosphere was good, they quickly got along," said Eberl. New captain Willi Orban said, "Overall, we showed a strong game and deserved to win." Nevertheless, he criticized "many simple ball losses in half one. There you saw that we were a bit youthful on the road."

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