Thomas Muller scored his first hat-trick since 2014 to help Bayern Munich cruise into the DFB Pokal final with a 6-2 thrashing of Bayer Leverkusen at the BayArena on Tuesday night.
The Bavarians in their usual pattern took charge of the game from the blast of the whistle and with just three minutes, Roberto Lewandowski scored the opener for Bayern who are still on course for a treble this season.
Franck Ribery then went ahead to provide another assist for the Polish striker six minutes later to double the lead before Leverkusen pulled one back in the 16th minute through Lars Bender who pounced on a loose ball. Bayern Munich ensured they restored their two goals lead as Thiago Alcantara played in Thomas Muller for the third goal after Bellarabi almost equalized for the hosts in the 37th minute.
Alcantara would later take the lead to three as the visitors grabbed a fourth goal on the 61st minutes with a clinical finish into the bottom corner.
It was 5-1 in the 64th minute as Robben turned provider once again to pick out Muller, who fired past Leno for his second of the game.
The hosts continued to search for a goal to reduce the deficit and they pulled another goal back after 72 minutes through a Leon Baily’s free kick.
Muller then went ahead to complete his hat-trick with 12 minutes from stoppage time to take the game to 6-2 which was the last goal of the game as Jupp Heynckes men advanced to the final of the DFB Cup.