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FC Bayern Munich lift the Telekom Cup 2017

FC Bayern Munich lift the Telekom Cup 2017 (© Telekom)

FC Bayern Munich have won the Telekom Cup 2017 at the ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf on Saturday evening. The reigning Bundesliga champions defeated 1. FSV Mainz 05 2-1 in the final, while home side Fortuna Düsseldorf won the 3rd Place Match against Borussia Moenchengladbach.

The head coaches took a chance to test all their players in preparations of the second half of the Bundesliga season. Bayern Munich and 2. Bundesliga side Fortuna Düsseldorf impressed with strong performances, but Borussia Mönchengladbach couldn’t live up to the expectations.

Fortuna Düsseldorf managed to hold Bayern to a 0-0 draw in the first semifinal and took the match to a penalty shoot-out. Manuel Neuer emerged as the hero to give the Carlo Ancelotti’s team a 4-1 win.

1. FSV Mainz 05 booked their spot in the final courtesy to an own goal by Borussia Mönchengladbach defender Jannik Vestergaard. The 3rd Place Match turned out to be another disappointment for Mönchengladbach as Fortuna Düsseldorf proved too strong on Saturday.

Bayern Munich kept their best football for the final and claimed a 2-1 win against Mainz. Franck Ribéry and Javi Martínez found the back of the net for the Bavarians, while André Ramalho reduced the margin.


Semifinal 1
Fortuna Düsseldorf 0-0 FC Bayern Munich
Fortuna Düsseldorf 1-4 FC Bayern Munich (on penalties)

Goals
none

Penalty Shoot-out Goal Scorers
Fortuna Düsseldorf – Kaan Ayhan
FC Bayern Munich – Arturo Vidal, Xabi Alonso, Douglas Costa, David Alaba

LINE-UPS

Fortuna Düsseldorf
1 Michael Rensing – 4 Julian Schauerte, 32 Robin Bormuth, 39 Alexander Madlung, 6 Kevin Akpoguma, 15 Lukas Schmitz – 13 Adam Bodzek, 5 Kaan Ayhan, 7 Oliver Fink – 31 Marcel Sobottka, 28 Rouwen Hennings

Subs
25 Justin vom Steeg, 2 Julian Koch, 8 Jerome Kiesewetter, 9 Özkan Yildrim, 10 Marlon Ritter, 11 Axel Bellinghausen, 18 Gökhan Gül, 20 Emmanuel Iyoha, 22 Maecky Ngombo, 23 Kemal Rüzgar, 24 Justin Toshiki Kinjo, 27 Taylan Duman, 30 Arianit Ferati , 36 Anderson Lucoqui

FC Bayern München
1 Manuel Neuer – 13 Rafinha, 8 Javi Martinez, 27 David Alaba, 18 Juan Bernat – 14 Xabi Alonso, 23 Arturo Vidal, 32 Joshua Kimmich – 11 Douglas Costa, 7 Franck Ribéry – 25 Thomas Müller

Subs
22 Tom Starke, 5 Mats Hummels, 21 Philipp Lahm, 34 Marco Friedl, 35 Renato Sanches, 40 Fabian Benko


Semifinal 2
Borussia Mönchengladbach 0-1 1. FSV Mainz 05

Goals
0-1 Jannik Vestergaard (7′, own goal)

LINE-UPS

Borussia Mönchengladbach
1 Yann Sommer – 24 Tony Jantschke, 3 Andreas Christensen, 4 Yannick Vestergaard, 25 Timothee Kolodziejzcak – 6 Christoph Kramer, 22 Lazlo Benes – 28 André Hahn, 13 Lars Stindl, 10 Thorgan Hazard – 11 Raffael

Subs
33 Christofer Heimeroth, 8 Mahmoud Dahoud, 9 Josip Drmic, 14 Nico Schulz, 17 Oscar Wendt, 19 Fabian Johnson, 20 Djibril Sow, 23 Jonas Hofman, 27 Julian Korb, 36 Nils Rütten, 44 Ba-Muaka Simkala

1. FSV Mainz 05
46 Florian Müller – 2 Gulio Donati, 26 Niko Bungert, 42 Alexander Hack, 24 Gaetan Bussmann – 8 Levin Öztunali, 5 José Rodriguez, 20 Niko Frei, 17 Jairo Samperio – 9 Yoshinori Muto, 36 Aaron Seydel

Subs
33 Jannik Huth, 3 Leon Balogun, 15 Jhon Córdoba, 16 Stefan Bell, 18 Daniel Brosinski, 22 André Ramalho, 25 Jean Philippe Gbamin, 31 Niklas Kölle, 32 Pablo de Blasis, 37 Mounir Bouziane, 38 Gerrit Holtmann, 47 Philipp Klement


3rd Place Match
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Goals
1-0 Kaan Ayhan (3′)
2-0 Emmanuel Iyoha (7′)

LINE-UPS

Fortuna Düsseldorf
1 Michael Rensing – 2 Julian Koch, 6 Kevin Akpoguma, 32 Robin Bormuth, 15 Lukas Schmitz – 13 Adam Bodzek – 10 Marlon Ritter, 7 Oliver Fink, 5 Kaan Ayhan, 11 Axel Bellinghausen – 20 Emmanuel Iyoha

Subs
25 Justin vom Steeg, 4 Julian Schauerte, 8 Jerome Kiesewetter, 9 Özkan Yildrim, 18 Gökhan Gül, 22 Maecky Ngombo, 23 Kemal Rüzgar, 24 Justin Toshiki Kinjo, 27 Taylan Duman, 28 Rouwen Hennings, 30 Arianit Ferati, 31 Marcel Sobottka, 36 Anderson Lucoqui, 39 Alexander Madlung

Borussia Mönchengladbach
21 Tobias Sippel – 27 Julian Korb, 4 Yannick Vestergaard, 25 Timothee Kolodziejzcak, 17 Oscar Wendt – 6 Christoph Kramer, 8 Mahmoud Dahoud – 14 Nico Schulz, 13 Lars Stindl, 23 Jonas Hofman – 9 Josip Drmic

Subs
1 Yann Sommer, 33 Christofer Heimeroth, 3 Andreas Christensen, 10 Thorgan Hazard, 11 Raffael, 19 Fabian Johnson, 20 Djibril Sow, 22 Lazlo Benes, 24 Tony Jantschke, 28 André Hahn, 36 Nils Rütten, 44 Ba-Muaka Simkala


Final
FC Bayern Munich 2-1 1. FSV Mainz 05

Goals
1-0 Franck Ribéry (4′)
1-1 André Ramalho (8′)
2-1 Javi Martínez (11′)

LINE-UPS

FC Bayern Munich
1 Manuel Neuer – 21 Philipp Lahm, 8 Javi Martinez, 5 Mats Hummels, 27 David Alaba – 35 Renato Sanches, 23 Arturo Vidal, 32 Joshua Kimmich – 11 Douglas Costa, 7 Franck Ribéry – 25 Thomas Müller

Subs
22 Tom Starke, 13 Rafinha, 14 Xabi Alonso, 18 Juan Bernat, 34 Marco Friedl 40 Fabian Benko

1. FSV Mainz 05
33 Jannik Huth – 18 Daniel Brosinski, 16 Stefan Bell, 24 Gaetan Bussmann, 3 Leon Balogun – 22 André Ramalho, 25 Jean Philippe Gbamin – 38 Gerrit Holtmann, 32 Pablo de Blasis, 37 Mounir Bouziane – 15 Jhon Córdoba

Subs
46 Florian Müller, 2 Gulio Donati, 5 José Rodriguez, 8 Levin Öztunali, 9 Yoshinori Muto, 17 Jairo Samperio, 20 Niko Frei, 26 Niko Bungert, 31 Niklas Kölle, 36 Aaron Seydel, 42 Alexander Hack, 47 Philipp Klement


(Photo courtesy: Telekom)