Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich edged out Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in Wednesday night’s DFB Cup semifinal at the Allianz Arena thanks to goals by Ivan Perisic and Robert Lewandowski.
Bayern advance to the DFB Cup final for the third time in succession, equalling a club record which was last achieved from 2012 to 2014.
Bayern coach Hansi Flick says it was a deserved victory as his side will now prepare to face Bayer Leverkusen in the final.
“It was a cup match, our opponents pressed very well, we were reeling at times. But at the end of the day it was a deserved victory,” said Flick
“We should have taken our chances and scored one or two more goals, the second half would have been different then. But I still have to pay my team a huge compliment. We’re on a great run, the players are doing a very, very good job, so we can accept the second half.”
The Bayern mentor has won 24 of his first 27 competitive matches, more than any other FCB coach since the club’s promotion to the Bundesliga in 1965. He surpassed Pep Guardiola, who won 22 of his first 27 matches.
“The main thing was to advance after such a cup fight. It’s the step we wanted to take toward the final in Berlin,” concluded Flick.
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