Football

Bayern cruise into German Cup final

GERMAN CUP SEMI-FINAL

BAYERN MUNICH 5

KAISERSLAUTERN 1

Dutch winger Arjen Robben was the inspiration as Bayern Munich crushed second division side Kaiserslautern 5-1 yesterday morning (Singapore time) to set up a mouth-watering German Cup final against Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern, who face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals next week, stayed on course for an unprecedented back-to-back treble having already clinched the league title.

"Kaiserslautern were very courageous at the start and we had problems with possession," Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said. "It is not easy to score five goals no matter which team you are playing against."

The Spaniard can now avenge their league loss to Dortmund and their German Super Cup defeat to the Ruhr valley club at the start of the season.

- Reuters.