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Franck Ribery hails perfect ending to Bayern Munich career

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Franck Ribery was delighted to end his 12-year Bayern Munich career with a sixth DFB-Pokal Cup on Saturday night.

Ribery came on for a three-minute cameo in Berlin as Bayern defeated RB Leipzig 3-0 to complete a domestic double following last weekend’s Bundesliga triumph.

Star striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice to take his tally up to 40 goals in 47 games for the season. While Kingsley Coman smashed home a brilliant late goal of his own.

Therefore, Ribery ends his final campaign at Bayern on a high in an otherwise bittersweet conclusion for the 36-year-old.

“I’m just happy. This is how I imagined it to be, winning this title in the end,” said Ribery, according to SportsStar.

“I am very proud of the performance today, of the whole team.

“Of course I am a bit sad that these years at Bayern have ended. Even when I was sitting on the bench, I was quite emotional watching them play.

“I was happy to be a part of it one last time.”

Arjen Robben and Rafinha will also join Ribery in leaving Bayern in the summer.

“We had just one aim today, the cup triumph. I’m very, very pleased that we played really well and achieved a clear-cut victory,” said Lewandowski.

“Apart from Leipzig’s two chances in the first half, we were always in control, and we scored goals in the second half.

“Of course, the cup triumph is also a farewell gift for Franck, Arjen and Rafinha. At the end of the day, it’s just been a very good season.”

BERLIN, GERMANY – MAY 25: Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski, and Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich celebrate with the DFB Pokal following their sides victory in he DFB Cup final between RB Leipzig and Bayern Muenchen at Olympiastadion on May 25, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)