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Football: Bayern set up Cup final clash with Dortmund

Holders Bayern Munich will face Borussia Dortmund in next month's German Cup final after cruising to a 5-1 win over second-division Kaiserslautern in Wednesday's semi-final. Bayern reached their third consecutive domestic cup final by bouncing back from successive Bundesliga defeats to see off Kaiserslautern, who had knocked out top-tier sides Bayer Leverkusen and Hertha Berlin en route to the semis. Goals by Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos, Thomas Mueller, Mario Mandzukic and Mario Goetze saw Bayern go through to the May 17 final at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

Football: Bayern set up Cup final clash with Dortmund

Holders Bayern Munich will face Borussia Dortmund in next month's German Cup final after cruising to a 5-1 win over second-division Kaiserslautern in Wednesday's semi-final. Bayern reached their third consecutive domestic cup final by bouncing back from back-to-back Bundesliga defeats to see off Kaiserslautern, who had knocked out top-tier sides Bayer Leverkusen and Hertha Berlin en route to the semis. Goals by Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos, Thomas Mueller, Mario Mandzukic and Mario Goetze saw Bayern go through to the May 17 final at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

Football: Kroos to stay at Bayern until 2015

Bayern Munich's Germany midfielder Toni Kroos will stay with the Bavarian giants until at least 2015, despite a reported huge offer from Manchester United, his agent said. According to British newspaper The Guardian, Premier League giants United are prepared to offer Kroos a contract worth £260,000 per week (315,000 euros, $437,000) for him to play at Old Trafford next season. That would give Kroos an annual salary of 16 million euros, around four times what he earns at Bayern, where he is under contract until June 2015.

Football: Malanda ruled out of Wolfsburg's Champions League push

Junior Malanda will miss VfL Wolfsburg's push for a Champions League place after a scan Wednesday revealed he suffered torn knee ligaments in their German Cup semi-final defeat at Borussia Dortmund. The 19-year-old defensive midfielder will miss the rest of the season after straining the cruciate ligament in his right knee and tearing the medial ligament in the 81st minute of Wolves' 2-0 defeat at Dortmund on Tuesday. The Belgium Under-21 international is expected to be out for six to eight weeks.

Football: Lewandowski's 100th goal puts Dortmund in final

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski hit his 100th goal for Borussia Dortmund to book their place in next month's German Cup final in Tuesday's 2-0 semi-final win over VfL Wolfsburg. Lewandowski, who joined Dortmund four seasons ago from Polish side Lech Posen, brought up his landmark goal when he scored his team's second shortly before half-time.

Football: Lewandowski's 100th goal puts Dortmund in final

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski hit his 100th goal for Borussia Dortmund to book their place in next month's German Cup final in Tuesday's 2-0 semi-final win over VfL Wolfsburg. Lewandowski, who joined Dortmund four seasons ago from Polish side Lech Posen, brought up his landmark goal when he scored his team's second shortly before half-time.

Football: Injury-hit Gundogan extends Dortmund deal

Injured Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has signed a year's extension to keep him at Borussia Dortmund until 2016, despite playing just 56 minutes of Bundesliga football this season. The 23-year-old defensive midfielder had been linked with top European clubs among them Barcelona and Manchester United. However, a recurring back injury has destroyed his season. He last played in Germany's 3-3 draw with Paraguay last August shortly after his sole league appearance on the opening day of the season.

Football: Minnows aim to "kick it like Dortmund" at Bayern

Giant-killers Kaiserslautern aim to take a leaf out of Borussia Dortmund's book in their bid to claim a shock German Cup semi-final win at holders Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Dortmund stunned Bayern 3-0 at Munich's Allianz Arena in the league last Saturday as the European champions suffered their first Bundesliga home defeat since October 2012. Second division Kaiserslautern, who earned an upset quarter-final victory at Champions League side Bayer Leverkusen and beat Hertha Berlin in the second round, have not won in Munich for 17 years.

Football: Minnows aim to "kick it like Dortmund" at Bayern

German Cup giant-killers Kaiserslautern aim to take a leaf out of Borussia Dortmund's book when they bid to claim a shock semi-final win at holders Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Dortmund stunned Bayern 3-0 at Munich's Allianz Arena in the league last Saturday as the European champions suffered their first Bundesliga defeat at home since October 2012. Second division Kaiserslautern, who earned an upset quarter-final victory at Champions League side Bayer Leverkusen and beat Hertha Berlin in the second round, have not won in Munich for 17 years.

Football: Bayern move for Frankfurt's Rode

Bayern Munich on Monday signed Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Sebastian Rode on a four-year deal. The 23-year-old will move to the Bundesliga champions on July 1, his new club announced. "I hope to win lots of titles with my new team-mates," said the former German Under-21 international. Bayern's sporting director Matthias Sammer described their new acquisition as "an excellent professional". He added: "I'm sure he will bring all his energy and spirit to our team to achieve the objectives ahead." elr/fjb/nr/ps .
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