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Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski double helps win German Cup

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Robert Lewandowski passed 50 goals for the season as Bayern Munich beat Bayer Leverkusen to win a record 20th German Cup and 13th domestic double.

David Alaba's free-kick put them ahead and Serge Gnabry added a second, before Lewandowski's long-range shot was fumbled in by Lukas Hradecky.

Sven Bender's header gave Leverkusen hope but Lewandowski's delicate dink put the result beyond doubt.

Kai Havertz scored a penalty with the last kick for Leverkusen.

Bayern Munich have set a new club record of 26 games unbeaten, only drawing once in that run since December.

Their run of 17 straight wins is also a Bayern record.

They were deserved winners at the empty Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Leverkusen had them on the ropes for about 20 minutes after making it 3-1, but Bayern saw it out.

Lewandowski's two goals - which took the Poland international to 51 in 44 games this season for Bayern - were both brilliant.

For the first, he controlled a long Manuel Neuer kick before shooting from at least 30 yards, with the goalkeeper spilling his shot over the line.

His second, which ended Leverkusen's hopes, was a wonderful chip over Hradecky.

Leverkusen's reputation as Germany's nearly men continues. They have lost a Champions League final, three German Cup finals and finished Bundesliga runners-up five times since winning their only two major trophies - the Uefa Cup in 1988 and the German Cup in 1993.

Neither side's season is finished yet. Bayern Munich, chasing a treble, face Chelsea in the Champions League last 16 next month, after winning the first leg 3-0.

Leverkusen lead Rangers 3-1 going into the Europa League last-16 second leg.

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Line-ups

B Leverkusen

  • 1Hrádecky
  • 8BenderSubstituted forWeiserat 81'minutes
  • 5Bender
  • 12Tapsoba
  • 18WendellBooked at 28mins
  • 20Aránguiz
  • 15BaumgartlingerSubstituted forDemirbayat 45'minutes
  • 19Diaby
  • 11AmiriSubstituted forVollandat 45'minutes
  • 9BaileySubstituted forBellarabiat 76'minutes
  • 29Havertz

Substitutes

  • 4Tah
  • 6Dragovic
  • 10Demirbay
  • 13Alario
  • 23Weiser
  • 27Wirtz
  • 28Özcan
  • 31Volland
  • 38Bellarabi

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 5Pavard
  • 17BoatengSubstituted forHernándezat 69'minutes
  • 27Alaba
  • 19Davies
  • 32Kimmich
  • 18Goretzka
  • 22GnabrySubstituted forCoutinhoat 87'minutes
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forThiago Alcántaraat 87'minutes
  • 29ComanSubstituted forPerisicat 64'minutes
  • 9LewandowskiBooked at 67mins

Substitutes

  • 2Odriozola
  • 4Süle
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 10Coutinho
  • 11Cuisance
  • 14Perisic
  • 21Hernández
  • 26Ulreich
  • 35Zirkzee
Referee:
Tobias Welz

Match Stats

Home TeamB LeverkusenAway TeamBayern Munich
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away14

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