Lewandowski Hits Brace As Bayern Win 20th German Cup

Bayern Munich completed their 13th domestic double with victory over Bayer Leverkusen in the final of the DFB Pokal at the Olympiastadion on Saturday.

Having already wrapped up the Bundesliga title, Bayern were looking to complete the second leg of a possible treble by winning their 20th German Cup in their 24th final.

David Alaba sent the Bavarians on their way with an exquisitely struck freekick in the 16th-minute before the club’s second-highest scorer this season Serge Gnabry struck his twentieth of the season to send Bayern into the break with a two-goal lead.

Red-hot striker Robert Lewandowski made it 3-0 fourteen minutes into the second half after Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky fumbled the Pole’s 35-yard shot between his legs.

It was Lewandowski’s 50th goal of the season in only his 44th appearance.

Leverkusen appeared to rally briefly after Sven Bender pulled one back in the 64th-minute but Lewandoski tapped in from substitute Ivan Perisic’s cut-back in the 89th-minute for his 51st goal of the season to all but settle the result.

There was still time for Kai Havertz to score from the spot after a handball in the box but it was only a consolatory effort as the final whistle sounded moments later to set off Bayern celebrations.

The Bavarians can still claim a treble this season in the Champions League where they hold a 3-0 lead from the first leg at Stamford Bridge.