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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Lewandowski scores Bayern to clinch domestic double over Leipzig

 DFB Pokal 2019: Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final.





Bayern Munich survived their 12th domestic double by beating RB Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final.

Robert Lewandowski scored twice and Kingsley Coman grabbed the other as Bayern claimed a record-extending 19th cup win to make up for the disappointment of losing last year’s final to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Lewandowski opened the scoring with a header in the 29th, Coman doubled the lead in the 78th after Forsberg’s miss, and Lewandowski wrapped it up with a chip over the goalkeeper in the 85th.

Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery went on late to make their last appearances for Bayern after 10 and 12 seasons respectively. Ribery became the only player to play in eight German Cup finals.




DFB Pokal 2019: Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final.



 Leipzig was appearing in its first, and had been hoping to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its founding date with a win.
Thousands of fans made the relatively short journey from Saxony to cheer their side, though they found themselves outnumbered by Bayern fans at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, which hosts German soccer’s showpiece every year.



 Leipzig looked sharper, fresher and quicker at the start, but one lapse was all Lewandowski needed to open the scoring. David Alaba whipped the ball in toward the penalty spot, where Lewandowski had too much space to head inside the left post.


Coman displayed a fantastic first touch to control the ball past the helpless Peter Gulacsi for Bayern’s second, and Lewandowski ensured the result was emphatic when he claimed his competition-leading seventh goal. Lewandowski was booked for removing his shirt in the celebrations, but he accepted the yellow card with a smile.





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