Dortmund down Bayern 3-2 to reach German Cup final

Dortmund down Bayern 3-2 to reach German Cup final

Dortmund down Bayern 3-2 to reach German Cup final

Alonso was then booked for simulation as he tried to win a penalty in a desperate attempt to send the game into extra time, before Robben was denied by Burki late on as the visitors held on for a heroic victory.

Dortmund team celebratea after the German Cup DFB Pokal semifinal football match between FC Bayern Munich and BVB Borussia Dortmund in Munich, on April 26, 2017. Mats Hummels put Bayern 2-1 ahead before the break before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made it 2-2 on 69 minutes.

"We were lucky it was only a 2-1 reverse at half-time". We had the little bit of luck that's necessary when you come here.

Meanwhile, Bayern, who have lost five straight games in all competitions and were eliminated from the Champions League by Real Madrid last week, will focus on consolidating their place atop Bundesliga.

For Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti, however, the loss may well the death knell after a season which had started to promise so much will leave them with "only" the Bundesliga title.

"It's a very big win because the last two or three weeks were very hard for us and now we have the chance to win one title and we are happy", he said after the game.

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"We simply did not take our chances".

The Spanish international's lazy back pass was snapped up by Dortmund midfielder Raphael Guerreiro, whose snot hit the post and Reus drilled the rebound.

The 19-year-old France worldwide scored the victor five minutes later, curling a superb shot past keeper Sven Ulreich to complete a quick break after Lahm had lost possession.

Captain Philipp Lahm immediately fronted up for the TV cameras, ruefully telling ARD: "Today is another bitter setback to go with last week's disappointment". But the German still managed to find Dembele who curled a brilliant shot into the top corner to turn the tie on its head and set up a Berlin date with Eintracht Frankfurt. "You could see when it was 2-2 that we really wanted to reach the final".

This Der Klassiker clash will be decided on the night and the victor will play Eintracht Frankfurt in the final. "For such a promising player playing here [at the Allianz Arena] for the first time this was an important learning experience", his coach said.

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