Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich saved their hopes of a treble alive after beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 on the Olympiastadion in Berlin on Saturday to win the German Cup for the 20th time.
David Alaba gave Bayern the lead with a free-kick within the 16th minute after Robert Lewandowski was fouled on the fringe of the field.
Bayern doubled the lead when Joshua Kimmich launched Serge Gnabry down the fitting channel and the winger’s uncontested shot nestled into the underside nook for the 24-year-old’s 20th aim of the season.
Lewandowski made it 3-Zero when he let fly a thunderous strike from vary straight at Hradecky and the Finnish goalkeeper fumbled, to present the Polish striker his 50th aim of the season within the 59th minute.
Leverkusen opened their account 4 minutes later when Sven Bender headed house on the far put up from a nook kick but it surely was too little, too late as Lewandowski grabbed a second with a chip over the keeper within the 89th minute.
There was late drama when VAR noticed a handball within the field in stoppage time to award Leverkusen a penalty. Kai Havertz’s comfort strike into the highest nook proved to be the ultimate kick of the sport.
In Serie A Cristiano Ronaldo lastly scored with a free-kick in Serie A to assist Juventus beat Torino 4-1 on Saturday in a match which additionally noticed Gianluigi Buffon set the Serie A look report.
Ronaldo scored Juve’s third aim to take his tally to 25 league targets this season, 4 behind Lazio ahead Ciro Motionless who leads the Serie A goalscoring charts.
It was the 46th membership aim Ronaldo had scored in his profession direct from a free-kick however his first in practically two seasons with Juventus and on his 43rd try. He turned the primary Juventus participant since 1961 to attain 25 league targets in a season.
Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado had scored within the first half earlier than Andrea Belotti’s penalty kick lowered the deficit. Torino defender Koffi Djidji netted an own-goal late on.
The Turin derby was Buffon’s 648th look in Italy’s high flight, transferring the 42-year-old ‘keeper one forward of AC Milan nice Paolo Maldini, who set the report in 2009.
Buffon solely had a few saves to make earlier than being overwhelmed by Belotti’s penalty in first-half stoppage time. Juve maintained their management of Serie A.
In Spain, Celta Vigo have been held to a 1-1 draw by Actual Betis after the guests have been denied a second-half penalty by VAR.
Nolito gave Celta the lead within the first half with a intelligent free kick from a decent angle. Betis have been awarded a penalty within the second half when Rafinha made contact with Andres Guardado’s foot as he took his shot on the fringe of the field however the referee overturned the choice following a three-minute VAR overview.
Nonetheless, the guests have been the higher facet and Zouhair Feddal managed a deep cross from a set-piece play to fireside house the equaliser.
In the meantime, Actual Valladolid beat Deportivo Alavés 1-Zero in a mid-table conflict. Defender Joaquin Fernandez scored his second aim of the season within the 88th minute to present his facet all three factors on the Jose Zorrilla Stadium.
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