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Gladbach win DFB Pokal
On a beautiful summer's evening in the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Borussia Monchengladbach overcame Bayern Munich from behind to win the DFB Pokal on penalties. Stefan Strandberg hit the winning penalty in the shootout, but the real hero was goalkeeper Timo Horn.
Gladbach headed into the the game with the news that star wing-back Fabian Johnson would be unavailable, due to international duty. And Bayern made their start worse, when Lewandowski scored after just three minutes on the clock. Gladbach had to hang on, as Horn saved from Lewandwoski and Robben one after the other.
After the hour mark had passed, Gladbach changed from their 5-3-2 formation, to a striker less formation. Immediately, they started to have more of the ball, and substitute Di Natale gave Gladbach the spark that they needed, when he played Kevin Volland. Volland finished by powering the ball into the far corner.
In the last moment of added time, Di Natale hit the bar, before Robben countered and squared it to Lewandowski, who had his shot saved by Horn from point-blank range. On to extra-time then.
Neither team could impose themselves in the first half, but in the second half, Bayern spurned four clear cut opportunities, with Horn making some excellent saves. The game then headed onto penalties, where Lewandowski had his penalty saved low to Horn's right. Strandberg then smashed home his penalty into the top corner to secure a domestic double for Gladbach.