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Sunday, May 13, 2012

FOOTBALL : Dortmund beat Bayern Munich 5-2 in German Cup Final

Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund crushed Bayern Munich 5-2 in the German Cup final to claim the clubs first domestic double success.

It was Dortmund's fifth straight win over Bayern Munich, who were at full strength ahead of next Saturday's Champions League final against Chelsea, and Dortmund have become Germany's dominant domestic force.

Shinji Kagawa fired Dortmund into a third minute lead after a double defensive blunder by Luiz Gustavo, before Dutchman Arjen Robben levelled with a penalty in front of more than 75,000 fans at Berlin's Olympic stadium.

Mats Hummels' penalty in the 41st minute restored Dortmund's lead and when Robert Lewandowski scored for Dortmund struck either side of halftime they were cruising with a 4-1 lead.

Bayern winger Franck Ribery briefly cut the deficit with a sensational low drive in the 75th but Lewandowski scored his third goal from an easy header for a memorable end to Dortmund's successful season.

FULL TIME : Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern Munich 5-2 (HT 3-1)
Goals - Dortmund : Kagawa 3, Hummels (pen) 41, Lewandowski 45, 58, 81
Goals - Bayern : Robber (pen) 25, Ribery 75.

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