Bayern beats Dortmund 2-0 in German Cup final

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 17, 2014 at 4:56 pm •  Published: May 17, 2014
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BERLIN (AP) — Arjen Robben and Thomas Mueller struck in extra time for Bayern Munich to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday, giving their side the double in Pep Guardiola's first season in charge.

Robben scored in the 107th minute when Jerome Boateng intercepted Roman Weidenfeller's throw out for Kevin Grosskreutz, and then crossed for the Dutchman at the far post.

It set up a frenetic finale with Dortmund pushing for the equalizer that would have taken the game to penalties.

Marco Reus came agonizingly close to equalizing in the final minute when his shot was deflected just over.

Mueller then rounded Weidenfeller to wrap up the win in extra time injury time.

Dortmund might have been awarded a goal in the second half. Mats Hummels thought he'd scored with a header but Dante cleared on or behind the line. The score wasn't awarded though TV replays suggested the ball crossed the line.

"If that goal from Dortmund was awarded it would have changed everything," Guardiola acknowledged.

Bayern avenged its humiliating 5-2 loss to Dortmund in the 2012 final with its record 16th German Cup final win.

"The most important thing is that we won. It's always something special. We took a lot of flak in the last weeks," Bayern captain Philipp Lahm said, referring to criticism after its Champions League loss to Real Madrid and drop of form after claiming the Bundesliga title with a record seven games to spare.

Both sides effectively nullified the other's attacking threat. Robben posed Bayern's biggest danger going forward but was dealt with adequately by Hummels or thwarted at the last by Weidenfeller, who made crucial saves.

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