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Borussia Dortmund has knocked the great FC Bayern Munich out of the cup competition and is now in the final at Berlin’s Olympiastadion. After a tough and, above all, very exciting match, Dortmund prevailed over FC Bayern in a penalty shootout.
Defeat At Home
FC Bayern München does not experience defeats at home very often, but now it was in the semifinal of the DFB Cup once again. After regular playing time, it had stood 1:1 and so it went into the Extra time. Also there no more goals fell and it came to the penalty shootout. The players did not score a single time. Either they shot the ball over the goal, against the crossbar or the Dortmund goalkeeper held the ball. Dortmund, on the other hand, hit the goal and is now in the final of the DFB Cup.
Dream Of The Triple Ended
With this defeat, the dream of the Triple for Bayern Munich is over. Although the defeat was somewhat unfortunate, because Bayern dominated the game and led 1:0 for a long time, but Dortmund came back, then to equalize and then to win in the 11-meter shootout. Bad luck for Bayern was that the referee had not seen a very clear handball by Dortmund, because otherwise there should have been a penalty for Bayern already at 1:0. Now everyone must focus on next week, because then FC Bayern plays at FC Barcelona against Messi and Neymar.
Explanation Of The Difficult Words
The DFB Cup is the name of the German national soccer cup, which can be won every year. The final always takes place in the Olympiastadion in Berlin.
The regular playing time duration of a soccer match is 90 minutes. This consists of two halves of 45 minutes each. After the end of the first half, there is a 15-minute break.
If the score in an important match is tied at the end of regular playing time, there is Extra time. This extra time lasts 2×15 minutes. If the game is still tied after the extra time, then there is a penalty shootout.
In football, one speaks of the Triple When a team wins the championship, the national cup, and the Champions League in one season.
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