Bayern wins its 20th German Cup and achieves a double

Bayern wins its 20th German Cup and achieves a double

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Grand favorite of the German Cup final, Bayern Munich strolled against Leverkusen (4-2) in Berlin. A success that seals its double Cup-Championship.

What to turn now to the Champions League in August dreaming of repeating the resounding treble of 2013. An absolutely unstoppable free kick by David Alaba at the entrance to the penalty area after the first quarter of an hour of play, then a perfect cross-hit by Serge Gnabry ten minutes later: in the space of half an hour, the players of Hansi Flick killed all suspense in this final to ensure the 20th Cup in their history, after the 30th title of champion won in mid-June.

And it was when Leverkusen was slightly better in the match, shortly before the hour of play, that Robert Lewandowski, on a dry strike, worsened the score. The Pole took advantage of a huge error from goalkeeper Hradecky to score his 50th goal of the season, in all competitions.

But as in the semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt (2-1 victory), the Munich then saw their opponents be much more enterprising than in the first period.

The players of Peter Bosz first reduced the score by Sven Bender, then passed close to relaunching completely in the final, but Volland and Kai Havertz, the new nugget of German football, were too short to take over the center of Moussa Diaby.

Insufficient to shake Munich unbeaten since December 7 and who have won 25 of their last 26 official matches. The latter completed their success with a Lewandowski double in the 89th minute, his 51st goal this season, the best total in Europe.

From now on, Munich can have the head in the Champions League, postponed in August because of COVID-19. A first stage awaits them at the beginning of August with the 8th final return against Chelsea, the Bavarians having flown over the first leg match 3-0 on London soil at the beginning of March.


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