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Bayern 0 Hamburg 1

FCB foiled by Trochowski strike

Bayern looked comfortable enough on the ball but lacked the incisive final pass against Hamburg in the T-Home Cup semi-final on Saturday, ultimately losing out to a second-half strike by old boy Piotr Trochowski.

The 34,350 crowd at the half-full Schalke Arena saw the defences hold the upper hand in the first of the two 30-minute halves, Bayern's best chance falling to Anatoliy Tymoshchuk after 20 minutes.

HSV keeper Wolfgang Hesl twice threw himself at Mario Gomez' feet to deny the new Munich signing in the second period, but former FCB man Trochowski netted after 40 minutes with an angled drive to seal the win for the northerners.

In the first semi-final, a VfB Stuttgart side boasting a clutch of promising youngsters defeated home team Schalke 1-0 courtesy of a Sebastian Rudy header from a Timo Gebhart cross four minutes into the second period. Bayern now face the Royal Blues in Sunday's third place play-off, with HSV and VfB contesting the final.