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Bayern Munich eliminate Leverkusen in German Cup

Bayern's Mario Goetze, bottom left, is comforted by Leverkusen's Omer Toprak from Turkey after he failed to score during the German soccer cup (DFB Pokal) quarterfinal match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Bayern Munich Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in Leverkusen, Germany
Bayern’s Mario Goetze, bottom left, is comforted by Leverkusen’s Omer Toprak from Turkey after he failed to score during the German soccer cup (DFB Pokal) quarterfinal match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Bayern Munich Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in Leverkusen, Germany

(AA) – Bayern Munich have gone through to the semi final in the German Cup after eliminating Bayer Leverkusen 5-3 on penalties in the quarter final match at BayArena on Wednesday night.

Bayern Munich’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski found the net with a header in the 58th minute, but the goal was disallowed by referee Felix Zwayer as Lewandowski pushed Bayer Leverkusen’s Turkish attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu.

The game went to extra time as neither team managed to break the deadlock.

The winner of the round had to be decided by penalties after extra time ended 0-0, and Bayern Munich advanced to the semis in the German Cup (DFB-Pokal) by eliminating Bayer Leverkusen 5-3.

Bayern Munich are paired with rivals Borussia Dortmund in the semi finals while Wolfsburg will meet Arminia Bielefeld.