Borussia Dortmund booked its place in the German Cup Final with a 3-2 road win against reigning champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
Despite being down, 2-1, at halftime, Thomas Tuchel’s side fought their way back as Ousmane Dembele scored the winner after 74 minutes.
Marco Reus opened the scoring after 19 minutes, finishing from close range. The Dortmund lead only lasted nine minutes, however, as Javi Martinez headed home Xabi Alonso’s cross for a 1-1 equalizer.
Former Dortmund defender Mats Hummels scored his third goal of the season to give Carlo Ancelotti’s side a 2-1 lead before halftime. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 69th-minute header drew the visitors level before Dembele’s left-footed finish on a fast-break five minutes later put Dortmund in front for good.
Roman Burki made seven saves for Borussia Dortmund, while Sven Ulreich made five for Bayern Munich.
After losing the last three German Cup finals, Borussia Dortmund will look to lift its first trophy since 2011-12.
Dortmund will face Eintracht Frankfurt in the May 27 final, which will be played at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.
Elsewhere, Tottenham defeated London rivals Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park while Arsenal used an own-goal to beat visiting Leicester City. In Spain, Barcelona routed Osasuna at the Camp Nou, while Real Madrid defeated Deportivo.
Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt are headed to a cup final.
The U.S. Men’s National Team fullback helped push Eintracht Frankfurt to a penalty kick win over Borussia Monchengladbach in Tuesday’s DFB-Pokal semifinal.
Following a 1-1 draw through 120 minutes, Frankfurt edged the opposition, 7-6, on penalty kicks.
Chandler helped pave the way for Frankfurt’s lone goal In regular time, providing the assist as Taleb Tawatha scored a 15th minute opener. Monchengladbach, who was playing without Fabian Johnson due to injury, equalized just before halftime as Jonas Hofmann fired in first half stoppage time.
The match continued on to penalty kicks and, although Chandler was never called upon to take a shot from the spot, his team outlasted the opposition. After seeing both sides miss in the seventh round,
Frankfurt’s Branimir Hrgota finished from the spot while Monchengladbach’s Djibril Sow saw his shot saved.
Chandler and Frankfurt now await the winner of Wednesday’s match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in the tournament’s finale, which is set
for May 27.
Two sides have now booked their trips to England’s top flight after Newcastle United rattled off its 27th win of the season.
[ MORE:Oriol Romeu— The perfectly poised destroyer ]The Magpies earned a decisive 4-1 victory over Preston North End on Monday afternoon at St.James’ Park as the second-place side ensured its finish inside the top two in the English Championship.⚫️⚪️#NUFCpic.twitter.com/jkXK7mFojB— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC)April 24, 2017Newcastle joins already-promoted club Brighton & Hove Albion, who currently sit atop the Championship on 92 points.Ayoze Perez paced the hosts with goals on both sides of halftime, whileChristian AtsuandMatt Ritchiealso converted for Newcastle.U.S. Men’s National Team defenderDeAndre Yedlinwas on the bench for the Magpies but didn’t feature in Monday’s match.
The third and final team to be promoted from the Championship will be decided by the league’s annual promotion playoff, which is held at the end of the season and contested by four sides that finish third through sixth position.
As it stands,Reading, Sheffield Wednesday,Huddersfield Town and Fulham occupy the four playoff positions.
Didier Drogba could not help but aim a dig at Arsenal after they set up an FA Cup final clash against Chelsea next month
Didier Drogba has taken to social media to troll Arsenal after the Gunners secured their place in the FA Cup final against Chelsea.
Arsenal secured their spot in next month’s showpiece at Wembley when they beat Manchester City 2-1 in Sunday’s semi-final after extra-time.
Chelsea, meanwhile, progressed through to the final on Saturday thanks to an impressive 4-2 win over Tottenham at Wembley.
Drogba had an ominous record against Arsenal and scored 16 goals in 16 games against Arsene Wenger’s side.
And the Ivorian, who has recently signed for Phoenix Rising FC, could not help but aim a dig at Arsenal after their victory on Sunday.
Drogba tweeted: “Dear @PHXRisingFC I’ll be off on loan with @ChelseaFC for two days 26/27th of May, just to make it 17/17 against #afc #IswearIBeBack #banter.”
Arsenal are looking to win the FA Cup for the third time in four years after lifting the trophy in both 2015 and 2014.
The Gunners return to Premier League action with a home clash against Leicester City at The Emirates on Wednesday night, while Chelsea host Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.