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RB Leipzig vs. Bayern Munich – Report of soccer matches – May 25, 2019



Bayern Munich secured a national double after beating RB Leipzig 3-0 in the DFB Pokal final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on Saturday.

Robert Lewandowski placed the Bundesliga champions on the front just before half-time, with a hard header from a David Alaba center to give Bayern the lead at halftime.

Manuel Neuer kept Bayern in front with his second big stop of the game, denying Emil Forsberg with a serve kick after the RB Leipzig winger had been released into the goal.

Bayern doubled their lead in the 78th minute when Kingsley Coman got a good first touch on a loose ball in the penalty area of ​​Leipzig to set up a left-footed shot that overtook Peter Gulacsi.

Lewandowski sealed the 19th. German Cup of Bayern shortly after, beating his defender by a direct pass and knocking down Gulacsi to make 3-0 with his 40th goal in all competitions this season.

"It was the toughest opponent we could have had and we saw it in the first 30 minutes," said Bayern boss Niko Kovac, whose future at the club seems safer after winning two titles last week.

"Manuel Neuer kept us in the game with two excellent saves, but in general he deserved the victory, we had difficult times in October and November, so congratulations to the team, being here with two titles makes me feel very proud".

Kovac brought the legends of the club, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, for one last fight against the faithful of Bayern and the two almost combined for a fourth goal in the final game of their illustrious races in Munich.

In the victory, Kovac, who also won double with Bayern as a player, became the first head coach since Felix Magath in 2005 and 2006 to win consecutive Germany Cups after his Frankfurt team beat Bayern in the end of last year.

"I am very satisfied with the way we play well and we clearly win," said Lewandowski. "We had the game under control and in the second half we pressed a little more and won the Cup.

"We gave everything for twice, in the end we can say that this season was very good for us."


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