Robert Lewandowski underlined his class with a stunning chip and Franck Ribery also netted for the Bavarians but two Max Kruse spot-kicks resulted in penalties
Tom Starke was the star of the shootout as Bayern Munich beat Borussia Monchengladbach 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in a dramatic Telekom Cup semi-final clash.
Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring with a sublime chip before Franck Ribery doubled the Bavarians’ advantage shortly before half-time of what was a 60-minute match.
However, Max Kruse forced penalties by converting two second-half spot-kicks awarded for a handball against Holger Badstuber and a foul by Javi Martinez on Andre Hahn.
Oscar Wendt had the chance to decide the shootout in Gladbach’s favour but he saw his effort from 12 yards out brilliantly saved by Starke.
Javi Martinez then converted before Julian Korb struck the crossbar to gift Bayern a place in the Telekom Cup final against Wolfsburg.
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