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  • 12 May 2012
  • • 19:00
  • • Olympiastadion Berlin, Berlin
  • Referee: P. Gagelmann
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Borussia Dortmund - Bayern Munich Preview: DFB Pokal at stake as German giants meet for the last time this season

Borussia Dortmund - Bayern Munich Preview: DFB Pokal at stake as German giants meet for the last time this season

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Jupp Heynckes' men will be keen to avenge conceding the league title to BVB by beating the German champions in the domestic cup final at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin

  PROBABLE LINEUPS


BORUSSIA DORTMUND


Weidenfeller
Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer
Gundogan, Kehl
Gotze, Kagawa, Grosskreutz
Lewandowski

BAYERN MUNICH

Neuer
Lahm, Boateng, Badstuber, Alaba
Schweinsteiger, Luiz Gustavo
Robben, Kroos, Ribery
Gomez

Borussia Dortmund will have to do without the services of defender Patrick Owomoyela, who has been ruled out with injury. The right-back is the only absentee for BVB, who will have a nearly full-strength squad at their disposal.

For Bayern Munich, Daniel van Buyten is training with the team after recovering from an injury he suffered in January. It is not yet clear what role he will play on Saturday, but he is most likely to start from the bench in the game against Dortmund.

Fellow defender Breno, however, will not feature as he is recovering from a knock, and is unlikely to play for the Bavarians again.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Borussia Dortmund have not won the DFB Pokal in 23 years, last lifting the trophy in 1989.
  • BVB last appeared in the showpiece of the competition in season 2007/08. They were defeated 2-1 after extra time by no other than Bayern Munich, with Luca Toni bagging a brace.
  • Dortmund crashed out of the DFB Pokal at the hands of Kicker Offenbach last season. The 3.Bundesliga side defeated BVB 4-2 on penalties.
  • The Bavarians have eliminated Dortmund three times from the competition, losing just once to BVB back in 1992 on penalties.
  • Bayern Munich defeated two Bundesliga sides on their way to the DFB Pokal final in the form of Stuttgart and Borussia Monchengladbach, while Dortmund only met lower-division opposition.

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Available Squads
1Roman WeidenfellerGoalkeeper
15Mats HummelsDefender
29Marcel SchmelzerDefender
4Neven SuboticDefender
26Lukasz PiszczekDefender
8Ilkay GündoganMidfielder
16Jakub BlaszczykowskiMidfielder
19Kevin GroßkreutzMidfielder
5Sebastian KehlMidfielder
7Robert LewandowskiStriker
26Shinji KagawaMidfielder
20Mitchell LangerakGoalkeeper
5Felipe SantanaDefender
9Ivan PerisicMidfielder
19Mario GötzeMidfielder
8Moritz LeitnerMidfielder
6Sven BenderMidfielder
19L. BarriosStriker
1Manuel NeuerGoalkeeper
27David AlabaMidfielder
28Holger BadstuberDefender
17Jerome BoatengDefender
21Philipp LahmDefender
10Arjen RobbenMidfielder
31Bastian SchweinsteigerMidfielder
7Franck RibéryMidfielder
22Luiz GustavoMidfielder
39Toni KroosMidfielder
33Mario GomezStriker
22Hans-Jörg ButtGoalkeeper
26Diego ContentoDefender
13RafinhaMidfielder
44Anatoliy TymoshchukMidfielder
23Danijel PranjicMidfielder
11Ivica OlicStriker
25Thomas MüllerStriker
Players to Watch
Shinji Kagawa
Shinji Kagawa
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 26
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Japanese will be keen to prove that he is more than a big game flop and finally make an impact against Bayern Munich. He struggled in all of his games against the Bavarians, and will look to make amends as he is fishing for a move to a bigger club.
Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Dutchman, who netted the winner for Bayern Munich in the DFB Pokal final in 2010, will be fired up to make the difference once again. His power, pace and shooting capabilities can tip the scales in favour of Jupp Heynckes' men.
Prediction
Dortmund have proven to be mentally weak in cup competitions in the last couple of years, crashing out to a 3.Bundesliga side last year, and barely making it past lower-division opposition in this campaign. Bayern Munich, on the other hand, have plenty of experience in direct elimination, and will be keen to start a winning streak against BVB on Saturday.
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