By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline
Published: 01:13 BST, 25 September 2020 | Updated: 01:14 BST, 25 September 2020
Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick has paid tribute to the ever-reliable Javi Martinez after the Spaniard came off the bench to score the winning goal in the UEFA Super Cup final.
With the game in extra time, Flick sent on the 32-year-old to shore up his defence but it was his contribution at the other end of the field that made the crucial difference, heading in Bayern's second goal and ultimately winning them the final.
It was Martinez's first goal since April 2019 and could well be his last as he looks to bring the curtain down on his trophy-laden eight-year spell with the club, having been linked with an emotional return to Athletic Bilbao this summer.
Hansi Flick paid tribute to Javi Martinez (pictured) after Bayern's UEFA Super Cup triumph
And while questions remain over Martinez's future, Flick decided