VIDEO SHOWS: BAYERN MUNICH PLAYERS ARRIVING HOME AFTER UEFA SUPER CUP VICTORY AGAINST SEVILLE IN BUDAPEST
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MUNICH, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 25, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
1. SERGE GNABRY, DRESSED IN SUIT LIKE ALL OTHER BAYERN MUNICH PLAYERS, WALKING PAST CARRYING TROPHY TOWARDS WAITING BUSES
2. OTHER PLAYERS WITH THEIR SUITCASES WALKING PAST
3. COACH HANSI FLICK AND PLAYERS WALKING PAST
4. JEROME BOATENG WITH PURPLE HAIR AND WEARING HEADPHONES WALKING PAST, FOLLOWED BY OTHER PLAYERS
5. JOSHUA KIMMICH WALKING NEAR BUS
6. TROPHY INSIDE BUS
7. PLAYERS BOARDING BUS
8. "BAYERN MUNICH" SIGN ON BUS WINDSHIELD
9. VARIOUS OF BUSES DRIVING OFF
10. ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI WITH SUITCASE AND MOBILE PHONE IN HAND WALKING PAST
11. LEWANDOWSKI WITH TWO MOBILE PHONES IN HAND, PUTTING ONE INTO POCKET
12. LEWANDOWSKI, STANDING IN RAIN, MAKING CALL ON MOBILE PHONE WHILE HOLDING ANOTHER IN HAND
STORY: UEFA Super Cup winners Bayern Munich returned home from Budapest on Friday (September 25), one day after they beat Sevilla 2-1 and completed a quadruple under coach Hansi Flick, in the first European game played with fans in the stands since the sport returned amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dressed in burgundy suits and ties and wearing face masks, Flick's players were seen leaving Munich airport and boarding their team bus, with Serge Gnabry carrying the trophy.
Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski, seen standing in the rain on his own after the two Bayern team buses had left, was picked up individually, according to a Reuters witness.
The Bavarians, unbeaten now in 32 consecutive matches, also won the domestic league and Cup double as well as the Champions League after Flick took over last November. Their last defeat dates back to December, 2019.
Some 15,000 fans were seated in Budapest's Puskas Arena with the game seen as a test event for the gradual return of fans to European games.
(Production: Ayhan Uyanik, Michele Sani)