July 6 – Robert Lewandowski passed 50 goals for the season as Bayern Munich beat Bayer Leverkusen to win a record 20th German Cup and 13th domestic double at the weekend.
The players celebrated in front of empty stands at Berlin’s 75,000-capacity Olympiastadion as they maintained their dominance of the Bundesliga.
“(It’s) a bit sad when the fans are missing for such a cup final in such a great stadium,” Bayern forward Thomas Muller said. “I was thinking about it during the award ceremony. It hurts a bit.”
Bayern, which had already won its eighth straight Bundesliga title, retained the cup with goals from David Alaba, Serge Gnabry and two from Lewandowski.
It was Bayern’s second straight league and cup double and they are now targeting the revamped Champions League in August as they bid for a first treble since 2013.
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