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FC Bayern hammer Bayer Leverkusen to enter DFB-Pokal final

DFB-Pokal (German Cup)

German giants FC Bayern Munich hammered Bundesliga rivals Bayer 04 Leverkusen 6-2 in the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) on Tuesday night. Record DFB-Pokal winners Bayern have reached the cup final for the 22nd time in the club’s history.

Star striker Robert Lewandowski opened the score sheet for the vistors with two early goals in the first nine minutes of the game.

Lars Bender reduced the margin for Leverkusen in the 16th minute to kick-off an interesting first half. Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich saved the Bavarians from conceeding an equalisier and secured his side a 2-1 lead at the breather.

Thomas Müller (52′, 64′, 78′) and Thiago Alcântara (60′) sealed Bayern’s empathic win in front of 30,210 fans at the BayArena, while Leverkusen’s Jamaican youngsters Leon Bailey (72′) scored another consolation goal for the home side.

Bayern will face the winner of tonights semi-final match FC Schalke 04 vs Eintracht Frankfurt in the grand finale at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on May 19.