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Robert Lewandowski made 50 goals for the season as Bayer Leverkusen won 20th German Cup

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When Bayern Munich beat Bayer Leverkusen to win a historic 20th German Cup and 13th domestic double, Robert Lewandowski has passed 50 goals for the season.

The free-kick from David Alaba put them ahead and Serge Gnabry added a second before Lukas Hradecky fumbled into Lewandowski’s long-range attempt.

The header from Sven Bender gave Leverkusen hope but the delicate dink from Lewandowski brought the result beyond doubt.

Kai Havertz had scored a penalty for Leverkusen with the last kick. Bayern Munich has set a new club record of 26 unbeaten games since December, drawing only once in that run.

Their streak of 17 consecutive wins is likewise a record from Bayern.

They had been deserved winners at Berlin’s empty Olympic Stadium. Since making it 3-1, Leverkusen had them on the ropes for about 20 minutes but Bayern saw it out.

Lewandowski’s two goals-which for Bayern this season took Poland international to 51 in 44 games-were both brilliant.

When shooting from at least 30 yards, he managed a long Manuel Neuer kick for the first time, with the goalkeeper spilling his shot over the line.

His second chip over Hradecky, which ended Leverkusen ‘s hopes.

The image of Leverkusen as the closest people in Germany continues. After winning their first two big trophies-the Uefa Cup in 1988 and the German Cup in 1993, they have lost a Champions League final, three German Cup finals, and ended Bundesliga runners-up five times over.

The season for neither side is over yet. Since winning the first leg 3-0, Bayern Munich, chasing a treble, faces Chelsea in the Champions League last 16 next month.

Leverkusen lead Rangers 3-1 into the last-16 second leg of the Europa League.

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