April 2018
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FC Bayern goes to Berlin after the spectacular scoring moments in the semi-final cup

The audience witnessed the match with many goals scored yesterday in Leverkusen, where FCB won 6:2 (2:1). Robert Lewandowski who performed a double and Thomas Müller who made a hat-trick paved the way for munchies to the second from the three possible trophies. The pole scored twice within the first 9 minutes and by that (thereby) organized a brilliant start of the match. Lars Bender brought down the score to 1:2 in the 16th minute and gave a hope for overcrowded BayArena. But it only lasted until the 20th minute of the second half. Thomas Müller (52'), Thiago Alcantara (61') and again Müller (64') killed all the hopes of Leverkusen fans.

In the first semi-final met the confident leader of the standings and the third Bundesliga club. The irrepressible Bayern München faced with the strongest Bundesliga team on the way to making a treble. Bayer’s coach Heiko Herrlich called this semi-final for his team as "to survive or to die". FCB’s coach Jupp Heynckes promised before the game that the match would be worth seeing for football lovers because both teams play excellent. And he was right, more than 30 000 spectators at BayArena was enjoying the outstanding match with 8 scored goals.

From the very first minutes, the game was dynamic and fast-paced as both teams were trying to attack each other. FCB was successful even at his first attempt. Javi Martinez found Thomas Müller standing alone in the penalty area and then Bernd Leno cleared the ball. The follow-up from Martinez and polished with the help of Robert Lewandowski was unsavable for the rivals. The brace performed by the Polish player was not long in coming. Franck Ribery dominated on the left flank and sent the ball in the goalpost where Lewandowski was standing all alone. The Polish did not miss the ball and skillfully shot it in the far corner, made it 2:0. Leverkusen showed the signs of play in the 16th minute with the goal of Lars Bender, who by halftime brought up the score on the scoreboard to 1: 2.

7 minutes after the whistle to re-start, Thomas Müller extended the lead to 3: 1. The national team player benefited from his position, took the pass from Thiago Alcantara and sent the short-range shot past Bernd Leno. 9 minutes later the Spanish scored the goal by himself. After Arjen Robben's fall in the penalty area, Thiago gathered the ball, improved the position and convert the scoring chance by hitting the ball to the left corner. In 2 minutes Müller scored his second goal in the game and thus equaled with Lewandowski. In the 72nd minute, Leon Bailey succeeded in performing a free kick and made it 2: 5. In the 78th minute, Müller gained a brilliant victory in favour of Bavaria with the score 6:2.

Such a confident victory didn't reflect to the full extent what was happening on the field. It is not surprising that Rekordmeister goes further, but Werkself showed a high level performance throughout the game and could count on the better final result. The difference was only in the conversion of the scoring moments. Anyway, FC Bayern is still on their way to the possible Triple. The next step towards Triple for Jupp Heynckes’ team should make on April 25 in the first game of the Champions League semifinals against Real Madrid.