Created on 12-05-2012 at 00:00 AM
Poland hitman Robert Lewandowski hit a hat-trick on a black day for out-of-sorts Bayern as Borussia Dortmund completed the first domestic double in their history with a 5-2 DFB Cup final victory.
The 75,708 capacity crowd at the venerable Olympic Stadium in Berlin saw Premier League-bound Shinji Kagawa open the scoring after just three minutes, but Arjen Robben buried a few ghosts from the league season with a 25th-minute penalty equaliser.
Mats Hummels restored Dortmund’s lead with the second penalty of the match and Lewandowski made it 3-1 in a disastrous run-up to the break for Jupp Heynckes’ men, the on-fire Pole adding his side’s fourth just before the hour. Bayern never gave up and Franck Ribery pulled one back with 15 minutes to go, but the game was finally up nine minutes from time when Lewandowski headed home Dortmund’s fifth.
The only possible response for Heynckes and his men now is to clear their minds of the defeat as fast as possible and regroup in time for next Saturday’s last shot at silverware this season, the Champions League final against Chelsea at the Allianz Arena a week from today.