1997 DFB-Ligapokal

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1997 DFB-Ligapokal
Country Germany Germany
Teams 6
Champions Bayern Munich
Runners-up VfB Stuttgart
Matches played 5
Goals scored 12 (2.4 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Giovane Élber (2)

The 1997 DFB-Ligapokal was the inaugural DFB Liga-Pokal, a pre-season competition in Germany. The Ligapokal was an extended Supercup, including the reigning League champions, Cup winners, plus the next four highest placed teams in the previous season's Bundesliga. It was won by Bayern Munich, the 1996–97 Fußball-Bundesliga champions, who beat 1996–97 DFB-Pokal winners VfB Stuttgart in the final.


Preliminary round[edit]


20 July 1997
20:30
Borussia Dortmund 1 – 0 VfL Bochum
Chapuisat Goal 62' (pen.) Report
Stadion Oberwerth, Koblenz
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Hans-Peter Best

Semi-finals[edit]

22 July 1997
19:00
VfB Stuttgart 3 – 0 Karlsruher SC
Hagner Goal 11'
Balakov Goal 28'
Soldo Goal 64'
Report

23 July 1997
19:00
Bayern Munich 2 – 0 Borussia Dortmund
Élber Goal 29'
Babbel Goal 75'
Report
Rosenaustadion, Augsburg
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Lutz Wagner

Final[edit]

July 26, 1997
19:30 (CEST)
Bayern Munich 2 – 0 VfB Stuttgart
Basler Goal 57'
Élber Goal 71'
Report
Bayern Munich
VfB Stuttgart
BAYERN MUNICH:
GK 1 Germany Oliver Kahn
RWB 2 Germany Thomas Strunz
LWB  3 France Bixente Lizarazu
CB 4 Germany Markus Babbel
CB 5 Germany Thomas Helmer Booked
CM 6 Germany Christian Nerlinger
CM 7 Germany Dietmar Hamann Booked Substituted off 86'
AM 8 Germany Mario Basler Substituted off 60'
CF 9 Brazil Giovane Élber
SW 10 Germany Lothar Matthäus
CF 11 Italy Ruggiero Rizzitelli Substituted off 65'
Substitutes:
GK 12 Germany Bernd Dreher
DF 13 Germany Dennis Grassow
MF 14 Germany Thorsten Fink Substituted in 86'
MF 15 Germany Michael Tarnat
FW 16 Germany Carsten Jancker Substituted in 65'
MF 17 Germany Mehmet Scholl Substituted in 60'
Manager:
Italy Giovanni Trapattoni
VFB STUTTGART:
GK 1 Austria Franz Wohlfahrt
CB 2 Germany Thomas Berthold
CM 3 Germany Marco Haber
RWB  4 Germany Matthias Hagner Substituted off 72'
SW 5 Switzerland Murat Yakin
CB 6 Croatia Zvonimir Soldo Booked
CM 7 Germany Gerhard Poschner
LWB 8 Germany Thorsten Legat
CF 9 Nigeria Jonathan Akpoborie Substituted off 80'
AM 10 Bulgaria Krassimir Balakov
CF 11 Germany Fredi Bobic
Substitutes:
GK 12 Germany Marc Ziegler
DF 13 Germany Jochen Endress
MF 14 Germany Danny Schwarz
MF 15 Hungary Krisztian Lisztes
FW 16 Germany Matthias Becker Substituted in 80'
MF 17 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Kristijan Djordjevic Substituted in 72'
FW 18 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sreto Ristic
Manager:
Germany Joachim Löw