Bayern beats Kaiserslautern 5-1

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 16, 2014 at 4:05 pm •  Published: April 16, 2014
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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Title holder Bayern Munich cruised to its 20th German Cup final by beating second-division Kaiserslautern 5-1 on Wednesday.

Bayern will seek its 17th title in the May 17 final in Berlin against Borussia Dortmund. Three-time winner Dortmund advanced on Tuesday by beating Wolfsburg 2-0. It will be a repeat of the 2012 final that Dortmund won 5-2. Dortmund won 3-0 in Muinich in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Bastian Schweinsteiger opened the scoring in the 24th, Toni Kroos doubled the lead in the 32nd and Thomas Mueller converted a penalty in the 50th for a 3-0 lead before Simon Zoller pulled one back for the visitors on the hour mark.

Mario Mandzukic scored in the 78th and substitute Mario Goetze completed the victory in injury time. Kaiserslautern, fourth in the second division, played well and sought its chance in attack.

"We played against in my opinion the best team in the world and we held our ground most of the time," Kaiserslautern's coach Kosta Runjaic said.

Bayern has been struggling in domestic competition, losing two and drawing one of the three matches since it clinched the Bundesliga title.

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