Bayern Hammer Leverkusen To Book DFB Pokal Final Spot
DFB Pokal Report: Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern Munich 17 April 2018
DFB Pokal Semi-final
Result: Bayer Leverkusen 2-6 Bayern Munich
Date: 17 April 2018
Bayern Munich are still on course for the treble after they thumped Bayer Leverkusen 6-2 to advance to the DFB Pokal final.
The Bavarians took control from the onset and went ahead after just three minutes thanks to a goal from Javi Martinez.
The lead was doubled six minutes later as Franck Ribery picked out Robert Lewandowski, who sent a fine first-time strike past Bernd Leno.
Leverkusen managed get themselves back in the game in the 16th minute as Lars Bender pounced on a loose ball and nodded past Sven Ulriech to reduce the deficit.
The hosts nearly pulled level after 37 minutes but Ulreich was on hand to keep out Bellarabi's half-volley with a fine one-handed stop.
However, Bayern restored their two-goal advantage seven minutes into the second half as Thiago Alcantara played in Thomas Muller, who slotted through the legs of Leno.
The visitors grabbed a fourth goal on the hour mark, with Alcantara getting on the scoresheet with a clinical finish into the bottom corner.
It was 5-1 in the 64th minute as Robben turned provider once again to pick out Muller, who fired past Leno for his second of the game.
Despite Bayern's dominance, Leverkusen managed to pull another goal back after 72 minutes with the highly-rated Leon Baily scoring from a free-kick.
Muller completed his hat-trick with 12 minutes remaining, latching onto another cross from Thiago before burying the ball beyond Leno to make 0t 6-2 to the visitors.
That proved to be the final goal of the half as Jupp Heynckes' men advance to the final in emphatic fashion,