PEP GUARDIOLA celebrated a
dramatic final victory as Bayern
Munich coach on Saturday, as
his side beat Borussia Dortmund
on penalties to win the German
Cup final.
Neither side was able to
find the net in 120 minutes of
football, but Dortmund missed
two penalties in the shootout
to give Bayern victory in and
provide Guardiola with a sixth
and final title in Germany before
he heads to Manchester City.
Guardiola, so often accused
of being too emotionless during
his time in Munich, broke down
in tears as Bayern celebrated.
It was also an emotional
evening for Mats Hummels,
too. The Dortmund captain will
move to Bayern this summer
after eight years with Borussia.
Hummels’ farewell ended
early, as he fell victim to cramp
and was replaced by Matthias
Ginter in the 79th minute.
Bayern had the better chances
in the first half. Thomas Mueller
fired a speculative shot over the
bar early on, before doing the
same with a header 20 minutes
Both sides struggled to free
themselves from a hard-fought
midfield battle, however.
Several Dortmund counterattacks
came to nothing,
while Bayern searched in vain
for the decisive final ball.
Only on the half hour mark
did the game truly spark into
life. Roman Buerki denied
Douglas Costa with a smart
save, before Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang fired wide as
Dortmund hit back on the

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