Bayern claim the double with DFB Pokal win

Bayern claim the double with DFB Pokal win

Robert Lewandowski's brace helped Bayern Munich to round off the season with the domestic double after beating Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final at outsold Berlin Olympia stadium on Saturday.

Robert Lewandowski put the Bundesliga champions in front just before the half-hour mark with a hard header from a David Alaba cross to give Bayern the lead at half-time.

It was the 12th time Bayern won the double as coach Niko Kovac, who lifted the Cup with Eintracht Frankfurt a year ago and led them to the 2017 final, became the first man to win the double with Bayern both as player and coach.

"I am very proud of the performance today, of the whole team".

Leipzig had the better start and the first big chance, with Yussuf Poulsen's header palmed onto the crossbar by Neuer before Lewandowski put them ahead.

Ibrahima Konate then headed off the line after Coman had rounded goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi having sprinted on to Mat Hummels' defence-splitting through-ball, although an offside flag went up rather late.

Lewandowski, the competition's highest scorer this season with seven, also took his individual tally in German Cup finals to seven as Bayern won it for the 19th time in their history.

The Bavarians hit back with Coman to create a two-goal cushion before Poland striker Lewandowski struck again to kill off any lingering Leipzig hopes.

Bayern Munich's goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer will play in this weekend's German Cup final against RB Leipzig, coach Niko Kovac revealed on Friday.

"However, I think we played a great season overall and should not forget that", Leipzig's CEO Oliver Mintzlaff said. Bayern Munich has won the cup 18 times, and have been runners-up four times, while Werder Bremen, who has the second most titles, has six cup wins and four runner-up finishes.

Manuel Neuer denied Emil Forsberg after the break before Coman gave Bayern breathing space, finishing sweetly to double the lead (79).

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