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Bayern München 2-3 Borussia Dortmund: Wir fahren nach Berlin!

What an incredible game.

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Remember that name because you will hear it a lot in the next decade. The young Frenchman can be frustrating at times but every game he has those moments of pure brilliance and today those moments secured a DFB Cup final for Borussia Dortmund.

The black and yellows started out strong, pressed high and created some problems for Bayern Munich. The Bavarians lacked the needed precision in the opening minutes to evade the press and BVB took advantage in the 19th minute. Javi Martinez wanted to pass the ball back to Ulreich but Guerreiro was there to intercept it, his shot was deflected by Ulreich and off the post but Marco Reus was there to get Dortmund on the score-sheet. Since his comeback Reus has scored five goals in five games.

Dortmund continued their successful tactics after the goal but Bayern was able to get the equalizer on a set piece when Javi Martinez rectified his earlier mistake. That goal was a breaking point in the game, from there on out Bayern was the better team and created chance after chance. Especially Ribéry was unstoppable and it didn't take long before the Frenchman created Bayern's lead. Once again he won his duel with Piszczek on the wing, passed it inside where Mats Hummels did not have to do much to give Ancelotti's team the lead in the 41st minute.

Only with a wheelbarrow full of luck did Bürki & Co. avoid another goal before halftime. Even though the team was trailing in a must win game, Thomas Tuchel made the shrewd decision to sub on Erik Durm for Gonzalo Castro, it shored up the right side which stabilized the game and gave Dortmund some stability. Nevertheless Arjen Robben could have decided the game but he couldn't convert with Sven Bender making one of the most incredible saves in the history of Borussia Dortmund and keeping BVB alive.

Then Ousmane Dembélé happened:

Within five minutes the 19-year-old turned the game around and secured a place in the DFB Cup final.

Wir fahren nach Berlin!