Bayern Munich will be playing Bayern Leverkusen in the final of the DFB-Pokal after the Bundesliga champions beat Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi-final of the tournament held Wednesday.
In the game where both teams expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement, Bayern got into an early through Ivan Perisic.
Frankfurt drew level through Danny da Costa, who came on just three minutes before his goal.
The winning goal fo the came from the boot of inform Bayern’s star striker Robert Lewandowski 16 minutes from time to record his goal number 45 of the season in all competitions.
Bayer Leverkusen had, on the other hand, beat fourth-tier side Saarbruecken 3-0 in the other semi-final held on Tuesday. The final will hold at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on July 4.
Speaking after the match to the club’s website, Bayern manager, Hansi Flick said his side deserved the DFB-Pokal win despite the contest being a tight one.
While nothing that opponent pressed very well, the tactician said the team was reeling at times, but the victory was well deserved at the end of the day.
He also pointed out that if Bayern had taken its chances and scored one or two more goals, it would been a different ball game in the second half.
While lauding his team for grinding out the win, he said they are on a great run, and the players are doing very well.
Also speaking, Thomas Muller, who provided an assist for one of the goals, felt both sides struggled physically at times.
While noting that Frankfurt was fatigued in the first half, he said Bayern should have killed the game during the interval as they were fresher, but the champions were as well too tired and fatigued after the last few weeks.
He also praised the defenders for doing a solid job and expressed satisfaction over the overall play of his team.
In the Bundesliga, Bayern currently has a seven-point lead over the second-placed team, Borussia Dortmund, with four games left in the league. This means they can win their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title this weekend if they beat Borrusia Moenchengladbach and hoping that Borussia Dortmund loses at strugglers Fortuna Duesseldorf.
With the absence of both Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller, through suspension, Bayern may find it hard to get the maximum points against Gladbach that wanted Champions League football next season.