How Bayern Munich Win German DFB Cup

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Bayern Munich has proven yet again that there is no club in the German Bundesliga that can match up with their dominance in the league as they won their 20th German DFB Cup on Saturday, July 4, 2020.

From the blast of the whistle, it was clear that Bayern that just won the German Bundesliga title for the 8th conservative time and 30 overall, would end the night with their second title in the prolonged 2019-2020 season. Their opponent for this season’s DFB Cup final, Bayer Leverkusen, stood no chance not even from the bookmakers.

Towards the 16th minute mark of the first half, Leverkusen’s woes at the Olympiastadion in Berlin began as Bayern‘s Robert Lewandowski was brought down at the edge of Leverkusen’s box eighteen. The champions were awarded a free-kick and Austria midfielder, David Alaba stepped up and took the kick. Alaba’s kick beat Leverkusen’s wall and also beat the goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky to make it 1-0.

The intense pressure from Bayern Munich inside the empty Olympic Stadium continued until the 24th minute when Bayern’s Joshua Kimmich gave a through ball to Serge Gnabry at the far right and the 24-year-old winger did justice to the beautiful pass by scoring a beautiful goal to make it 2-0.

Afterwards, Bayer Leverkusen were able to take care of the attacking prowess of Bayern Munich as the Bundesliga champions were not able to score any other goal until the end of the first half.

The second half kicked off and Bayern started it like how they did in the first half. This time around, their goals King, Lewandowski was called to duty outside the box eighteen and decided to shoot the ball through the legs of Lukas Hradecky and the goalkeeper could not do much with the ball than to push it into his own net, making it 3-0 and Lewandowski’s 50th goal this season.

From that point, it was obvious that Bayern Munich was going home with the DFB-Pokal but that would not happen without a bit of fight. Leverkusen’s Sven Bender tried to bring his team into the game by scoring a close-range header in the 63rd minute.

Bayern Munich team lifting the DFB-Pokal title
Bayern Munich team lifting the DFB-Pokal title

When the world thought there was going to be a miraculous comeback, Lewandowski was called upon again to score his 51st goal of the season to make it 4-1. At that point, it seemed done and dusted but Leverkusen still felt they had something to fight for as they were awarded a penalty in the last one minute of the additional time. Kai Havertz stepped up to take the spot-kick and scored to end the match 4-2.

Leverkusen’s last goal in the match was the beginning of Bayern Munich’s celebration as they successfully defended the DFB-Pokal like how they successfully defended the German Bundesliga title this season.

2020 German DFB-pokal: Watch the full highlights of Bayern Munich V Bayer Leverkusen below: