Bayern Munich will have the opportunity to repeat as the DFB Pokal (German Cup) champions with a 2-1 home victory over Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena. Bayern will now advance to their club-record 24th final against Bayer Leverkusen on July 4th.
Bayern was not overlooking Frankfurt since Eintracht Frankfurt won the DFB Pokal two years ago against Bayern. Having the last two winners of the Cup playing against each other in the semifinals made for a good match. Bayern scored first in the 14th minute when the Frankfurt defense was not able to clear a long ball sent in to the penalty area. The ball deflected to Thomas Muller, who chipped the ball to Ivan Perisic. Then, Perisic headed the ball into the net. Bayern took that 1-0 lead into intermission.
In the 66th minute, Eintracht Frankfurt made some tactical substitutions to create more offense. Three minutes later, that strategy paid off when sub Danny da Costa scored off of a deflected shot to tie the score up.
Nevertheless, Bayern went back on the attack and appeared to score five minutes later when striker Robert Lewandowski found the net once again. However, the referee claimed that defender Alphonso Davies was offsides, but the video review showed that he was clearly onside so the goal made the score 2-1 for Bayern.