Bayern Munich beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in the final of the DFB Pokal. Bayern is Germany’s second consecutive championship and the 20th time in a row. And a few days ago, the team won the Bundesliga title for the eighth time in a row.
Robert Lewandowski reached the milestone of 50 goals this season. Bayern Munich also tasted another title. They retained the German Cup crown with a 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen in Berlin on Sunday night.
With this, Bayern won the German Cup a record 20 times.
The way Bayern played in the empty stadium in Berlin deserved the victory. They went ahead in the 16th minute of the match. Austrian defender David Alaba found the net with a great free-kick. In the 24th minute, German midfielder Zinabri doubled the lead with a corner kick after receiving a pass from Joshua Kimich in the D-box.
Bayern took a 3-0 lead in the 59th minute of the second half. Lewandowski completed his half-century with a powerful shot from 35 yards out. However, the contribution of the goalkeeper Lucas Haradetsky in this goal is not less. He could not catch the ball properly and it crossed the goal line.
German defender Bender showed the hope of Leverkusen’s supporters by scoring a great header in the 63rd minute. But Lewandowski’s hopes were dashed at the last minute. The Polish striker scored his second goal in the 89th minute through a pass from Ivan Perisic over the goalkeeper.
Leverkusen received a consolation penalty just before the end of the match in extra time. Kai Hawartz also scored. However, Bayern Munich left the field after securing the title 4-2.