Schalke 04 thrash Duisburg to win German Cup

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Bayern Munich-target Manuel Neuer captained Schalke 04 to their fifth German Cup title as second-division Duisburg were hammered 5-0 in Saturday’s final on what may be his last game for the club.

The 25-year-old has told Schalke he will not stay past June 2012 and with Bavarian giants Bayern waiting to sign him for a reported 25 million euros before next season, Neuer lifted the German Cup at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium.

Bayern are in talks with Schalke about signing the Germany goalkeeper and it seems to be a case of when, not if, Neuer will go to Munich.

His side dominated the final and he was rarely troubled in goal.

Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored either side of half-time, teenage midfielder Julian Draxler got the first, while goals from midfielder Jose Jurado and defender Benedikt Hoewedes completed the rout.

After Dortmund won the German league title, Gelsenkirchen-based Schalke have now completed the Ruhr valley double.

Having beaten Bundesliga sides Kaiserslautern and Cologne on their way to the final, Duisburg were desperately out-played and lacked the firepower to trouble the Champions League semi-finalists.

Duisburg were hit with a host of injuries last week and came into the final with high hopes of a first cup title, only to trail 3-0 at the break as Peru winger Jefferson Farfan set up all three goals.

Draxler put Schalke ahead when the 17-year-old volleyed home a superb shot from 16 metres out on 18 minutes and the Bundesliga time tightened their grip on the cup with a second four minutes later.

Farfan beat two defenders on the edge of the area and Huntelaar fired home on 22 minutes for the first of his double.

The match was effectively ended as a contest when Farfan fired in a corner and Duisburg were punished for unwisely leaving Schalke defender Hoewedes unmarked to smash home his header on 42 minutes from all of four metres out.

It was 3-0 at the break, but Schalke began the second half with a hiss and a roar and after Huntelaar’s pass split the increasingly-porous Duisburg defence, Spanish midfielder Jose Jurado buried his shot into the bottom right of the net.

Huntelaar compounded David Yelldell’s miserable night as the Duisburg goalkeeper could only watch in dismay as the Dutchman’s shot rolled over the line on 70 minutes to complete the minnow’s misery.

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