Bayern clinch German Cup on Guardiola farewell


BERLIN: 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 seventh 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.

“Anything can happen in a penalty shootout, so we are delighted,” Guardiola told Sky after the game.

“It has been an amazing three years at this club. I will miss the players so much.”

Bayern striker Thomas Mueller added: “It was an intense game. Penalties are always a horrific way to decide a game, but I think we deserved to win today.”

It was also an emotional evening for Mats Hummels, too. The Dortmund captain will move to Bayern this summer after eight years with Borussia.- APP

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