Sunday, 20 May 2018

Ante Rebic scored twice as Eintracht Frankfurt shocked Bayern Munich to win the German Cup final



Ante Rebic scored twice as Eintracht Frankfurt shocked Bayern Munich to win the German Cup final.

 
The Croatia striker pounced on James Rodriguez's error to give Eintracht the lead, but Robert Lewandowski equalised.


Rebic clipped in his second before Bayern were denied a penalty in a disputed VAR call late on as Kevin-Prince Boateng caught Javi Martinez.

Referee Felix Zwayer rewatched the incident and gave a corner - and from it, Mihat Gacinovic broke to score.


That third Eintracht goal sparked a pitch invasion by emotional fans celebrating their first German Cup triumph since 1988.


It was not clear initially if Zwayer had blown the final whistle, although the game did not restart after the goal.


Bayern started the match as favourites, having finished 35 points above Eintracht in this season's league standings, and Lewandowski hit the underside of the bar with an early free-kick.


But it was Rebic who scored first, dispossessing Rodriguez and exchanging passes with Boateng before racing clear to slot a low shot past goalkeeper Sven Ulreich.





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