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Thomas Müller goals send Bayern into the final

Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller scored in each half as the Bundesliga leaders beat Werder Bremen 2-0 on Tuesday to reach the German Cup final and stay firmly on course for a treble of titles this season.

Bayern, who face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last four next week and could clinch the Bundesliga as early as Saturday, will face either Borussia Dortmund or Hertha Berlin who play on Wednesday.

Germany international Müller scored with a bouncing header after Clemens Fritz slipped in the box, leaving the forward with a clear path in the 30th minute and with Bayern in complete control.

The hosts had little trouble against the former German champions in the first half, though the visitors did have one golden chance when Manuel Neuer left his goal but Sambu Yatabare’s weak lob gave the keeper enough time to sprint back.

Bayern should have scored in the opening minutes of the second half with Werder attacking and leaving huge gaps at the back.

The risk, however, almost paid off on the hour for them with Bayern’s David Alaba putting the ball into his own net under pressure from Fin Bartels, penalised for an offensive foul.

Minutes later the referee awarded Bayern a penalty with substitute Arturo Vidal diving and television replays showing no contact of the Chilean with Werder’s Janek Sternberg.

Müller stepped up and converted the spot kick, instantly dashing Werder’s hopes of a comeback and turning the remainder of the game into a procedural matter.

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