BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 12: Mats Hummels (R) of Dortmund celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the DFB Cup final match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Olympic Stadium on May 12, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund Vs. Bayern Munich, 2012 DFB-Pokal Final: BVB Batter Bayern 5-2

Borussia Dortmund have completed a league and cup double with a stunning win against Bayern Munich.

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Borussia Dortmund Vs. Bayern Munich, 2012 DFB-Pokal Final: Final Score 5-2 BVB; Dortmund Win Double

Borussia Dortmund completed their first ever league and cup double with an absolute hammering of Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal final. It took the Bundesliga winners all of three minutes to take the lead when they burst down the right flank, Jakub Blaszczykowski drawing Manuel Neuer out of position and then slipping the ball to Shinji Kagawa for a 16-yard open goal.

Arjen Robben leveled via the penalty spot after Roman Weidenfeller felled Mario Gomez, but BVB were not to be denied and Jerome Boateng gave away a penalty at the other end after some incredibly clumsy defending, and Mats Hummels was only too happy to restore Dortmund's advantage. Worse was to come for Bayern when Kagawa slipped in Robert Lewandowski just before the break, with Neuer making another error in allowing the forward's shot to squirm past him.

Bayern made a tactical change at the interval, replacing the dire Luis Gustavo with Thomas Muller and dropping Toni Kroos back into the pivot, but it didn't work at all as Dortmund continued to run riot, breaking at pace against an overwhelmed back line and scoring through Lewandowski again following some brilliant combination play in the Bayern box.

Although Franck Ribery made the score a little more respectable with a very nice left-footed shot in the 75th minute, it was BVB who had the last laugh when Neuer lost control of a simple through pass, giving the ball straight to Blaszczykowski for a simple chip to hand Lewandowski his hattrick. The match would finish 5-2 - Bayern have been humbled ahead of their all-important Champions League final next weekend.

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Borussia Dortmund Vs. Bayern Munich, 2012 DFB-Pokal Final: Halftime Score 3-1 BVB

It didn't take very long for Bundesliga winners Borussia Dortmund to take a 1-0 lead against runners-up Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal final. BVB's first attack of the game just three minutes in carved open Bayern's defence, which left a gaping hole for the late run of Shinja Kagawa. The midfielder was picked out by Jakub Blaszczykowski, under challenge from Manuel Neuer, and fired into a mostly empty net from sixteen yards.

That lead didn't last long - twenty minutes later Mario Gomez went scampering down the left channel and was hauled down in the box by Roman Weidenfeller. The two of them had already clashed in the early stages of the match, and both weren't very happy about the challenge this time, with the Bayern striker attended to on the sidelines and Weidenfeller eventually forced off with an injury.

In the meantime, Arjen Robben blasted home a penalty to level the score, and it looked like Bayern were back in the game. Dortmund weren't handling the pressure well, and only some last-ditch defending prevented Toni Kroos from earning his side the lead. And then, like magic, Bayern gave the lead back. A bizarre tackle by Jerome Boateng gave BVB a penalty, which Mats Hummels converted, and then just minutes later Shinji Kagawa played a brilliant pass to Robert Lewandowski to set him free to score Dortmund's third.

So, advantage to the champions. Let's see what happens in the second half.

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