Borussia Dortmund dash Bayern Munich’s treble hopes after Cup victory

Reuters , Tuesday 28 Apr 2015

Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund's players and coach Juergen Klopp, 2nd left, celebrate after winning the penalty shootout during the German soccer cup (DFB Pokal) semifinal match between FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. (Photo: AP)

Holders Bayern Munich slumped out of the German Cup semifinals 2-0 on penalties to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday after failing to score any of their spot kicks as their hopes of repeating their 2013 treble were dashed.

Bayern, who won the Bundesliga title on Sunday, missed all four of their penalties after a 1-1 draw following extra time as Dortmund, beaten finalists last season, took revenge and maintained their hopes of a Europa League spot next term.

During the match Bayern's former Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski scored for the third time against his old club when he drilled in on the rebound in the 30th minute.

The Poland international then hit the post in the second half as Bayern dominated and looked certain to score again.

But a quick break sent Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang through at the far post and the Gabon forward slid in for the equaliser in the 75th against the run of play.

Dortmund were reduced to 10 men in extra time following the dismissal of Kevin Kampl but kept their cool and converted two penalties to reach the final for the second year running.

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