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Bayern clinch the double!

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern München beat RB Leipzig in the DFB-Pokal to clinch the double.

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A week after Bayern München won their 29th German league title, the Bavarians clinched another trophy tonight when they defeated RB Leipzig 3-0 in the DFB-Pokal final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

It's the 12th time Bayern win the domestic double. Last time they did so was in 2016.

The game was close for a long stretch, but despite creating plenty of good opportunities, RB Leipzig simply couldn't get the ball past Manuel Neuer who made an impressive return from injury.

Robert Lewandowski sent Bayern ahead midway through the first half when he cleverly directed a header past Peter Gulacsi.

After the break, with 78 minutes played, Kingsley Coman made it 2-0 after he took a few touches in the penalty area and thumped a shot into the net.

And with five minutes left, Robert Lewandowski broke away from the defence and coolly whipped the ball over Gulacsi to make it 3-0 and close the game.

Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery were both subbed on towards the end of the game which was their last ever in a Bayern jersey - not a bad way to round off their successful tenures at the Bavarian club.

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