The Bavarians face Stuttgart in Berlin in the DFB-Pokal final on Saturday as they look to become the first German team to win all three major trophies in one seasonBy Enis Koylu
Two down, one to go. Bayern Munich's season, which started almost 10 months ago, is set for one final flourish.
After two disappointing years, the Bavarians have roared back to prominence at home and abroad this term, proving all their doubters wrong.
The Bundesliga was won as early as April 6 (in record time). The Champions League followed a week ago, with Bayern seeing off Arsenal, Juventus and Barcelona (whom they beat 7-0 over two legs) before emerging victorious against Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the final at Wembley.
And now there is just one thing left on their checklist. Their progress to the DFB-Pokal final has been seamless, with Jahn Regensburg, Kaiserslautern, Augsburg, BVB and Wolfsburg all disposed of, having scored 17 whilst conceding just one en route to Berlin.
|"It's a huge chance to achieve something unique, something which we've never had before in German footballing history"
- Philipp Lahm
The only thing standing in the way of the treble is Stuttgart, who struggled for consistency in the league and were comprehensively beaten by the Bavarians in both games.
Not even Bayern's legendary team of the 1970s, boasting the likes of Franz Beckenbauer, Sepp Maier and Gerd Muller managed to win all three trophies in one season and club captain Philipp Lahm is intent on making history.
"It's a huge chance to achieve something unique," he told reporters. "Something which we've never had before in German footballing history."
Coach Jupp Heynckes is equally ambitious, saying he wants to bow out on a high note: "We're all still hungry and totally motivated. We want a third triumph this season."
Saturday's clash at Berlin's Olympiastadion will be the 68-year-old's final game in German football, but he only has one thing on his mind, he said: "I'm not concerned about it. My thoughts are currently with the team and on our preparations for the match."
If Bayern can win on Saturday, there will be no one who forgets his contribution to the team any time soon.
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