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Bayern Munich remains on course for historic treble with German Cup win over Bayer Leverkusen


Two down, one to go.
Two down, one to go.
Bayern Munich came out on top in a thrilling German Cup final, beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 to secure its 20th title and remain on course for an historic treble.
David Alaba’s stunning free kick and Serge Gnabry’s clinical finish gave Bayern a commanding lead heading into half time and Hans-Dieter Flick’s side seemingly already had one hand on the trophy.
However, Leverkusen responded well early in the second half and had a golden opportunity to halve the deficit through substitute Kevin Volland.
Moussa Diaby showed blistering pace to breeze past Alphonso Davies — widely considered the fastest player in German football — and put the ball on a plate for Volland, who totally miscued his effort and missed the shot completely.
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It would prove to be the decisive moment of the final, as Bayern went up the other end almost immediately and put the game beyond doubt after a nightmare moment for Lukas Hradecky saw the Leverkusen keeper fumble Robert Lewandowski’s shot into his own net.
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Bayern players celebrate winning the German Cup in a totally empty Olympiastadion.

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