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Douglas Costa
Penalty SO Goal
M. Reus
Penalty SO Goal
T. Müller
Penalty SO Goal
P. Aubameyang
Penalty SO Goal
J. Kimmich
Penalty SO Miss
S. Papastathopoulos
Penalty SO Miss
R. Lewandowski
Penalty SO Goal
S. Bender
Penalty SO Miss
A. Vidal
Penalty SO Goal
S. Kagawa
Penalty SO Goal
110'
T. Müller
Yellow Card
108'
K. Coman
F. Ribéry
105'
S. Kagawa
G. Castro
99'
S. Papastathopoulos
Yellow Card
77'
M. Ginter
M. Hummels
74'
M. Hummels
Yellow Card
70'
E. Durm
M. Schmelzer
47'
A. Vidal
Yellow Card
42'
J. Kimmich
Yellow Card
39'
F. Ribéry
Yellow Card
39'
G. Castro
Yellow Card
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Stats

Possession
% %
11
6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 1
Total Passes 839 352

Commentary

Full-time in the DFB-Pokal final. Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich go on to win the German Cup 4-3 on penalty kicks after the first 90 minutes and extra-time ended at a 0-0 stalemate. The vital misses in the shootout came from Sokratis and Bender, who will certainly need an arm around their shoulder now. Bayern celebrate, while Dortmund mourn. Guardiola bids farewell and heads to Manchester City. Thanks for joining us, and see you next time.
Douglas Costa
Penalty SO Goal
FC Bayern München
GOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLL! BAYERN WIN THE GERMAN CUP AS DOUGLAS COSTA COOLLY CLIPS PAST BURKI!
M. Reus
Penalty SO Goal
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund
GOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLL FOR DORTMUND! A PENALTY FIRED RIGHT INTO THE TOP LEFT CORNER FROM REUS!
T. Müller
Penalty SO Goal
FC Bayern München
GOOOOAAAAAAALL FOR BAYERN AND THOMAS MULLER! WHAT A PENALTY THAT IS!
P. Aubameyang
Penalty SO Goal
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund
FABULOUS FROM AUBAMEYANG WHO KEEPS DORTMUND IN IT! WHAT A FINISHED PENALTY!
J. Kimmich
Penalty SO Miss
FC Bayern München
A BAD MISS FROM KIMMICH! A TAME SHOT DOWN THE MIDDLE WHICH IS SAVED!
S. Papastathopoulos
Penalty SO Miss
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund
PENALTY MISS FROM SOKRATIS AS HIS STRIKE HITS THE POST!
R. Lewandowski
Penalty SO Goal
FC Bayern München
GOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLL FOR BAYERN! A CALM AND COOL SPOTKICK FROM LEWANDOWSKI!
S. Bender
Penalty SO Miss
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund
NEUER SAVES FOR BAYERN! A BAD MISS FROM SVEN BENDER! Advantage BAYERN.
A. Vidal
Penalty SO Goal
FC Bayern München
GOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLL FOR BAYERN! VIDAL CRACKS A STRIKE INTO THE LEFT CORNER!
S. Kagawa
Penalty SO Goal
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund
GOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLL FOR DORTMUND! KAGAWA SLOTS IN THROUGH THE MIDDLE!
Here we go, penalty kicks...
Full-time in the German Cup, and we are heading for PENALTIES. There were some displays of quality throughout the 120 minutes, but neither goalkeeper was tested near enough to make a plethora of goals likely, so we find ourselves at a 0-0 stalemate. Spotkicks coming up, so who will prove to have the battle to claim the trophy? Nerve-shredding stuff!
118' Just the two minutes to go now and Guardiola is preparing to bring on Xabi Alonso, who will more than likely to be tasked with a penalty kick should it come to that. Meanwhile, Dortmund have the free-kick in a very useful position around 30 yards out. Mkhitaryan takes it, but it is slammed into the wall in the end.
116' Aubameyang is the latest player to go down here and Bayern show good sportsmanship to put the ball out of play, clearly wanting the same mercy if one of them succumbs to late fitness issues. Who is the favourite for penalties even with all those tired legs?
114' The game is basically being played at walking pace at the moment as the players have simply put everything they have into the match up until now. Indeed, people are dropping like flies due to the cramp setting in, but not too much longer to wait until the battling is over.
112' SAAAAAAVE FROM BURKI! Alaba receives the ball at the edge of the box and goes to whip a strike towards the bottom corner with the outside of his left foot, but will not be the late hero in the end as the Dortmund keeper remains solid between the sticks to make the block, even with the deflection off Piszczek!
T. Müller
Yellow Card
FC Bayern München
110' A tired yellow card for Muller here as he mercilessly takes out Weigl in the middle of the pitch rather than attempting to run back into defence. Even one of the fittest players in the world needs a rest a times, and he takes one as he receives his booking.
K. Coman
F. Ribéry
FC Bayern München
108' Rather surprisingly, Pep Guardiola has waited until the 108th minute of play to make his opening change of the match. Leaving the pitch is the fatigued Ribery and he will be replaced by Kingsley Coman, who can certainly provide an injection of pace against tired legs in these latter stages.
107' Both teams really are looking exhausted out there now which is understandable considering how long we have played, and indeed the tempo which we have witnessed. Still a little bit of time for a dramatic, late winner, but it looks like this will be settled by penalties.
105' The second half of extra-time has started, which means we have 15 minutes to go before penalty kicks!
Half-time in extra-time.
S. Kagawa
G. Castro
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund
105' A change to report at the extra-time break and it sees Gonzalo Castro come off to be replaced by Shini Kagawa.
103' SO CLOSE FOR DORTMUND! Mkhitaryan peels away to the back post and latches on to a cross before lashing a shot-cum-cross low along the box. It is absolutely begging to be smashed home by someone, but Aubameyang can't make up the ground in time to make any kind of contact! Bayern survive!
101' With over 100 minutes of football played now, you can forgive the players for any lapse in concentration or fitness out there now. With Bayern typically dominating possession for the duration, Dortmund have put in a brilliantly admirable shift at the back, but they need to try and keep it up!
S. Papastathopoulos
Yellow Card
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund
99' An extra-time booking for Sokratis here and it is a deserved one for the Dortmund man as he hauls Lewandowski to the floor to halt a Bayern counter-attack. The Greek has been one of the best players of the night so far, even with the that yellow.
97' Some worrying scenes for Dortmund here as it seems like they may have to make ANOTHER forced substitution due to an injury. Durm is the man down this time after a nasty knock to the top of the ankle from Douglas Costa, but the Dortmund man may be able to continue after some physio treatment. Watch this space.
95' With just under 30 minutes remaining in the play now, you can already see the players are more open to taking chances going forward than they were in the latter stages of normal time when they were scared to make a mistake.
93' FANTASTIC TACKLE FROM DURM! Ribery finds his way into the penalty area with a slick dribble before passing square to Lewandowski, who thinks he has scored with a low strike aimed at the bottom corner. Bayern are frustrated again though as the substitute comes in with a quite brilliant block to keep it at 0-0!
91' Extra-time is underway!
End of the 90 minutes in the German Cup final. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have not been able to separate themselves in normal time, and end the match at a 0-0 stalemate with extra-time coming up shortly. Two extremely evenly matches sides, so this was probably always the most likely scenario. Who will lift the trophy in the end?!
90' + 1' Three minutes of added time has been allocated here so it looks more than likely we will be treated to an extra thirty minutes of extra-time, and potentially nerve-shredding penalties. Unless someone can prove themselves to be a last-minute hero!
89' Thiago takes another short free-kick, this time square to Alaba on the left channel. The Austrian thinks about the shot, only to dink a searching cross to the back post for Muller, who heads into the six-yard box. After a couple of failed, attempts, Dortmund manage to clear into the stand, though.
87' Both sets of fans, who have been absolutely fantastic all evening, are still trying to catalyse a late winner for their respective sides with bouncing cheers in the stands. It doesn't seem likely that any musical inspiration is going to come before the final whistle, though!
85' AUBAMEYANG SHOULD BE WINNING THE GERMAN CUP! Reus latches on to a pass down the right wing and bursts forward into space before curling an absolute beauty of a cross to the back post. Dortmund's top goalscorer of the season has a golden chance to add to his tally, but ends up screwing an awkward volley over the crossbar! It should be 1-0!
83' Guardiola's men are the team pushing forward for the solitary goal of the game, but both sides are running out of minutes to claim the win in normal time. Dortmund look like they are tiring slightly, which is one of the reasons why Hummels had the leave the pitch as he was being treated for cramp shortly before being injured.
81' Well, it does indeed seem like both sides would be relatively happy to go to extra time now, as any mistake which is committed at this time would likely result in the loss of the game. Plenty of neat and tidy possession with very little penetration.
79' Just under 10 minutes to go in this highly intense German Cup final between Bayern and Dortmund. There has been so many recent bouts between the two, with both sides getting one over on the other on more than one occasion, but we aren't really any closer to finding out who will go on to proclaim themselves victorious with this fixture!
M. Ginter
M. Hummels
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund
77' Unfortunately for Hummels, it will be a relatively sombre end to his Dortmund playing career as he is forced off with an injury with just 13 minutes to go, with his replacement being Matthias Ginter. It probably won't be that sobre if his side goes on to lift the cup, right enough.
75' WHAT A SAVE FROM BURKI! Ribery receives the ball to feet deep down the left wing and once again attempts to take on Piszczek with a signature dribble. He makes his way into the danger area and smashes a strike on goal which takes a wicked deflection on the route through! The Dortmund keeper adjusts his body superbly to block behind for a corner! Still 0-0!
M. Hummels
Yellow Card
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund
74' A yellow card for Hummels now after a lazy challenge.
72' Lahm goes on a marauding run down the right wing and cuts inside into space on his left foot. The Bayern captain assesses his options around 25 yards out before going for the shot on goal himself, but he isn't exactly known for his long-range shooting prowess, which makes it no surprise to see the attempt go weakly wide of the post.
E. Durm
M. Schmelzer
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund
70' The first substitution of the match now and unfortunately for Dortmund, it is a forced one as Schmelzer makes his way off the pitch due to injury to be replaced by Erik Durm, who has the unenviable task of going up against Douglas Costa in the latter stages.
67' Even with the increased tempo since the half-time break, the goalkeepers are still yet to be tested to a high degree between the sticks. With two sides evenly matched, perhaps the most likely scenario was for the game to go to extra time?
65' This must be a fairly odd evening for Hummels, as he knows he has to put in a captain's performance in his last game for Dortmund, even though he is facing his soon-to-be new employers. What makes it even more incredible is that he has actually swapped clubs before, having actually featured through the youth ranks at the Bavarian side before moving to Dortmund.
63' LEWANDOWSKI BLAZES A GREAT CHANCE OVER! Muller managed to bet in behind the Dortmund defence only to be stopped in his tracks by the retreating Hummels, who comes in with a fabulous last-ditch challenge to stop the strike on goal. The ball eventually comes to the Pole, but an uncharactertistic lack of composure sees the resulting strike go north of the bar. A massive let-off for Tuchel's charges!
61' Gonzalo Castro moves into space near the touchline and shifts back on to his left foot. He finds a yard of room before clipping an outstanding cross to the back post for Reus, who recycles back into the danger area with a dangerous header to the opposite end of the penalty box. Luckily for Bayern, Boateng is positioned well to clear over the bar!
59' Die Borussen finally manage to break free under the intense Bayern pressure and it is Reus who leads the charge down the left with a penetrating dribble. He eventually picks out Aubameyang at the back post, but it is disappointing from Dortmund's top goalscorer this season, who blazes over from a lovely position in the right channel.
57' The most dangerous player on the pitch at the moment is arguably Costa, who has clearly been asked by Pep Guardiola to mix it up a little with his attacking play, as the Brazilian cut inside on his left foot each and every time he received possession in the first half. He goes on his right to the byline this time, which allows him to skip past Schmelzer, before smashing a cross in, but a terrific interception from Sokratis stops the goal for Muller.
55' Ten minutes into the second period now and Bayern have really turned up the heat on Dortmund since the break. The passing and movement has been with a lot more intensity, and Tuchel's men are struggling to break free from their own defensive third to try and pose a threat at the moment.
53' OH WHAT A MISS FROM LEWANDOWSKI! Possession drops fortuitously to Ribery at the back post, who subsequently fires a shot-cum-cross low along the six-yard box. His team-mate strives to get on the end of it, but the resulting touch only manages to divert an attempt JUST wide of the target!
51' SUPERB DEFENDING FROM SOKRATIS! Lewandowski breaks away down the right flank and finds himself in plenty of space, which allows a direct run in towards the Dortmund box. The Poland international looks dangerous in his run, but is eventually thwarted by the defender, who brilliantly comes in with a well-timed slide tackle.
49' Vidal really needs to watch himself here as if he keeps going the way he is at the moment, he will see red before the end of the 90 minutes. Only a couple of moments after receiving a yellow for the tackle on Weigl, he cynically brings down Mkhitaryan with a pull on the shirt. Gonzalo Castro asks the question of the referee as to whether that was a second bookable offence, but the free-kick is awarded and no more. .
A. Vidal
Yellow Card
FC Bayern München
47' We start the second period pretty much as we ended the first, with the referee called into action to award someone a yellow card. The perpetrator on this occasion is Vidal who goes in extremely late on Weigl on the edge of the Dortmund box, which ultimately sees him go into the book.
46' We are back underway in this German Cup final! Will it be Bayern or Dortmund to lift the trophy?
Half-time in the DFB-Pokal final. It has been a typically tense cup final this evening, with the two best teams in Germany facing off against each other to a 0-0 stalemate at the break. There has been a few glimpses of  quality, from Aubameyang and Muller in particular, but the defences are on top so far with both goalkeepers rarely called into action. Second period to come, and hopefully some goals!
44' Muller shakes off the attentions of Hummels before moving inside to pass to the feet of Ribery. The former Marseille man has the opportunity to pick out Costa at the back post, but instead goes for glory himself with a drilled strike on goal. It doesn't come off, and Dortmund get the goal-kick.
J. Kimmich
Yellow Card
FC Bayern München
42' Just as we approach the half-time whistle, the match is just starting to get a little bit fiery out there now. The referee is called into action for the second time in a few minutes to show his yellow card as Kimmich completely takes out Reus down that left-hand side.
F. Ribéry
Yellow Card
FC Bayern München
39' Confirmation of the booking for Ribery.
G. Castro
Yellow Card
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund
39' There is an altercation between Gonzalo Castro and Ribery right in front of the dugout which results in a small melee between a group of players and the head coaches, who are attempting to calm things down. In the end, the referee brandishes a yellow card to the two guilty parties.
37' Even with Bayern going on to win the Bundesliga as expected, whenever these two teams play each other in a direct fixture they are usually extremely well-matched, and there isn't really a deviation from the norm here as we are on the cusp of reaching the break at a 0-0 stalemate.
35' Gonzalo Castro clears the ball up the left flank to the feet of Aubameyang, who leaves Lahm for dead with a stunning display of pace. The Gabon international takes on the Bayern defence with a twisting and turning run before eventually drilling a strike on goal, but it is a poor end to an otherwise brilliant bit of play as the attempt smashes into the advertising boards a few yards wide.
33' SAVE FROM BURKI! Costa attempts to do a lot better than his previous attempt which was disappointing to say the least. He succeeds, and flashes a left-footed shot low towards the back post, which forces the Dortmund keeper to get down and make the vital block. Muller shouts for a penalty after going down when attempting to smash in the rebound, but the referee correctly dismisses the protests.
31' Gonzalo Castro is fouled down the left wing and Dortmund get the opportunity to get a decent delivery into the box. Schmelzer and Mkhitaryan stand over the set-piece, with the former being tasked with the cross in the end, but it is disappointing from the left-back in the end who fails to clear the first man.
29' Douglas Costa, who has been fairly quiet so far, collects the ball to feet down the right wing and typically cuts inside on his left foot before assessing his options. In the end, he goes for the strike on goal, but it is from about 40 yards out so it is not a surprise to see it fly high and wide into the stand.
27' A cracking dribble from Aubameyang sees the Dortmund centre-forward eventually burst his way into the penalty before looking poised to pull the trigger from 12 yards, but before the strike is made the retreating Boateng steps in to calmly and coolly pass back to Neuer, who subsequently clears wide to Lahm. Excellent covering work from the Bayern defence.
25' We are just beyond the midway point of the first half now and after a fairly promising opening, the match has become fairly tepid in the past few minutes or so. Probably the most dangerous attacking player on the pitch, Lewandowski, has been surprisingly quiet against his former employers, but as we all know he can pop up at any time with a vital goal.
23' After a small little period of quality from Dortmund, Bayern are just starting to flex their muscles in terms of possession out there now. Thiago and Vidal are now becoming a lot more prominent in the middle of the park which is allowing the trio of Ribery, Muller, and Costa to press ahead and push the opposition into retreating to the back.
21' From the resulting set-piece, Muller manages to bullet a header on goal, but unfortunately for the Bundesliga champions it goes just over by a yard.
20' Bayern get the free kick in the middle of the park which Thiago opts to play short to Ribery on the left wing. With most of the players inside the box either attacking or defending, this allows the Frenchman to drive towards his marker at right-back before driving into the penalty box, but it is Piszczek who is on hand to block behind for a corner kick.
18' Aubameyang drops away down the right wing once again and shifts inside past Alaba to play to the feet of Weigl. The Dortmund youth product goes to pick out Reus at the back post with a whipped cross, but Kimmich is the saviour for Bayern as he rises high to just flick away possession. Really good defending there!
16' Kimmich gets let off the hook slightly here as he gets himself into a tricky position near the right touchline whilst under plenty of pressure from Reus. The two players eventually come together with a shoulder challenge, and the referee sides with the defender to award Bayern the cheap foul. Bit harsh, that.
14' There is plenty of quality passing out there at the moment, but we haven't seen too much in terms of goalscoring chances inside the box. The best attempt so far was probably that blistering long-range attempt from Muller, but the defences have certainly been on top.
12' Dortmund's line-up appears to be very fluid this evening, as they are moving up to a 4-3-3 whenever they are in possession. This allows the potentially devastating trio of Reus, Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan to move forward on the pacey counter-attack if they can snatch the ball from Bayern in dangerous areas. The former Gladbach man has the opportunity to do just that here, but his touch lets him down, rather uncharacteristically.
10' Aubameyang opens up his considerable stride down the right flank and gets involved in an entertaining sprint alongside Alaba in the process. He comes out on top to find a yard of space before attempting to find Reus at the back post with a lashed cross into the area, but before the trigger can be pulled from the German, Bayern manage to clear the danger.
8' Thiago receives the ball to feet in midfield and finds himself under the attentions of Weigl, who just attempts to nick in and grab possession an yard in from the touchline. The former Barcelona man shows impressive composure to shake off the tackle, though, before passing inside to his midfield partner, Vidal.
6' As probably expected, it has been a high-tempo beginning to this German Cup final, with both midfields trying to heap plenty of intense pressure on the other. Interestingly, it looks like Tuchel has opted to start with a 3-5-2 formation with Hummels, Bender, and Sokratis in the backline with Schmelzer and Piszczek providing width down the flanks.
4' GOOD STRIKE! Muller lashes a powerful drive towards goal from 25 yards. It is a little bit too high and flashes over the bar and the outstretched arm of Burki. The Bayern man claims a touch from the goalkeeper, but the officials do not agree and play resumes with a goal-kick.
3' Boateng launches a long clearance from the edge of his own area and it sails into the Dortmund half. Lewandowski attempts to latch onto it but the offside flag is raised on the far side. The striker took too long when tracking back.
1' We are underway!
The teams are out on the pitch in Berlin, and kick off is just a few moments away.
It's a big day for Mats Hummels. He plays his final game for Dortmund before crossing to rivals Bayern next season. His team-mates have insisted he is only focused on helping BVB claim the DFB-Pokal, rather than trying to keep his future employers happy.
Dortmund bench: Weidenfeller, Ginter, Durm, Sahin, Pulisic, Kagawa, Ramos.
Dortmund (3-4-3): Burki; Sokratis, Bender, Hummels; Piszczek, Castro, Weigl, Schmezler; Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Reus.
Bayern bench: Ulreich, Rafinha, Bernat, Benatia, Alonso, Rode, Coman.
Bayern (4-1-4-1): Neuer; Lahm, Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba; Vidal; Douglas Costa, Muller, Thiago, Ribery; Lewandowski.
After a domestically prosperous three seasons in charge of Bayern, Pep Guardiola will be moving on from his tenure at the Allianz Arena to pastures new with Manchester City after today's occasion. With three consecutive Bundesliga titles already in the bag, he will be hoping to end his stay in Germany with a double which may go some way to making up for a lack of Champions League triumph with Die Bayern.
The German Bundesliga season may be over, with the Bavarian outfit successfully securing the title, but the end-of-season show-piece that is the German Cup final is still to be played out, with the two best teams in the country once again going head-to-head. Bayern and Dortmund were at loggerheads in the championship race throughout this season and certainly are well aware of each other's capabilities at this point, but anything can happen in a one-off cup final!
Good evening football fans! Welcome to LIVE coverage of the DFB-Pokal final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund from Olympiastadion Berlin.
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