2013 DFB-Pokal Final

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2013 DFB-Pokal Final
Event 2012–13 DFB-Pokal
Date 1 June 2013
Venue Olympiastadion, Berlin
Man of the Match Philipp Lahm
Referee Manuel Gräfe
Attendance 75,420
Weather Mostly Cloudy
16 °C (61 °F)[1]

The 2012–13 DFB-Pokal tournament came to a close on 1 June 2013 when Bayern Munich played VfB Stuttgart at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Munich won the game 3–2, claiming the cup for the 16th time. The win, combined with earlier titles in the Champions League and Bundesliga, allowed Munich to complete a continental treble. The feat had never been achieved by a German team before, and had only been achieved by six other European teams.

Route to the final[edit]

FC Bayern Munich Round VfB Stuttgart
Opponent Result 2012–13 DFB-Pokal Opponent Result
SSV Jahn Regensburg 4–0 Round 1 SV Falkensee-Finkenkrug 5–0
1. FC Kaiserslautern 4–0 Round 2 FC St. Pauli 3–0
FC Augsburg 2–0 Round 3 1. FC Köln 2–1
Borussia Dortmund 1–0 Quarterfinals VfL Bochum 2–0
VfL Wolfsburg 6–1 Semifinals SC Freiburg 2–1

Game description[edit]

For the final, Bayern Munich was without the services of Dante and Luiz Gustavo who were playing for Brazil. Additionally, Mario Gómez, normally a reserve, was given the start over Mario Mandžukić. Even so, VfB Stuttgart was considered a massive underdog before the match began.[2]

Munich came out pressing, just missing a goal five minutes in. Stuttgart pressed back, narrowly missing on two scoring chances. Another scoring chance by Munich failed and the score remained 0–0 after 35 minutes. At the 37 minute mark Thomas Müller got the scoring underway for Munich with a penalty, kicking the ball low to the right and sending the goalkeeper the wrong way.[2] Just after half time, Gómez made it 2–0 when he turned in a Philipp Lahm cross from the right. At the 61 minute mark, Gómez scored again making the match 3–0 with a low right foot shot after the ball was crossed low from the right by Thomas Müller and seemingly putting the game out of reach for Stuttgart causing Munich fans to start celebrating in the stands.[2]

A headed goal by Martin Harnik from a cross from the left got Stuttgart on the board with 19 minutes to go. With ten minutes remaining, substitute Shinji Okazaki's shot hit the goal post. Harnik was there for the rebound, kicking the ball straight into goal keeper Manuel Neuer, and then converting on the second attempt low right footed, making it a 3–2 game. Substitute Anatoliy Tymoshchuk came on for Munich as manager Jupp Heynckes tried to stop Stuttgart's momentum. Stuttgart did not seriously threaten for the rest of the match.[2]

The win gave Munich their 16th German Cup title.[3] The match was Heynckes' final game as manager of Munich.[2] Seven days prior to the match, Munich had won the Champions League title. Earlier, they dominated the Bundesliga, securing the title earlier in the season than any previous team. Winning the DFB-Pokal thus completed a continental treble by Munich.[2] They are just the seventh European team ever, and first German team, to complete the treble.[3] Celtic was the first team to accomplish the feat in 1967. Since then, Ajax (1972), PSV Eindhoven (1988), Manchester United (1999), FC Barcelona (2009), and Inter Milan (2010) have accomplished the feat.[3]

Match details[edit]

1 June 2013
Bayern Munich 3–2 VfB Stuttgart
Müller Goal 37' (pen.)
Gómez Goal 48'61'
Report Harnik Goal 71'80'
Olympic Stadium, Berlin
Attendance: 75,420
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (Berlin)
Bayern Munich
VfB Stuttgart
GK 1 Germany Manuel Neuer
RB 21 Germany Philipp Lahm (c)
CB 5 Belgium Daniel Van Buyten
CB 17 Germany Jérôme Boateng
LB 27 Austria David Alaba
CM 8 Spain Javi Martínez
CM 31 Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger Booked 50'
RW 10 Netherlands Arjen Robben Substituted off 83'
AM 25 Germany Thomas Müller
LW 7 France Franck Ribéry Substituted off 90+1'
CF 33 Germany Mario Gómez Substituted off 62'
GK 22 Germany Tom Starke
DF 13 Brazil Rafinha
DF 26 Germany Diego Contento
MF 11 Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri Substituted in 90+1'
MF 44 Ukraine Anatoliy Tymoshchuk Substituted in 83'
FW 9 Croatia Mario Mandžukić Booked 90+4' Substituted in 62'
FW 14 Peru Claudio Pizarro
Jupp Heynckes
GK 1 Germany Sven Ulreich
RB 24 Germany Antonio Rüdiger
CB 5 Germany Serdar Tasci (c)
CB 6 Germany Georg Niedermeier
LB 21 Italy Cristian Molinaro Substituted off 67'
CM 20 Germany Christian Gentner
CM 15 Ivory Coast Arthur Boka Booked 85'
RW 7 Austria Martin Harnik
AM 44 Romania Alexandru Maxim Substituted off 62'
LW 16 Guinea Ibrahima Traoré Booked 36' Substituted off 75'
CF 9 Bosnia and Herzegovina Vedad Ibišević Booked 90+1'
GK 22 Germany Marc Ziegler
DF 2 Japan Gōtoku Sakai Substituted in 67'
DF 12 Germany Benedikt Röcker
MF 4 Denmark William Kvist
MF 26 Austria Raphael Holzhauser
MF 31 Japan Shinji Okazaki Substituted in 62'
FW 18 Germany Cacau Substituted in 75'
Bruno Labbadia

Man of the Match:
Philipp Lahm (Munich)

Assistant referees:
Guido Kleve
Thorsten Schiffner
Fourth official:
Guido Winkmann


  1. ^ "History for Berlin Schonefeld". Weather Underground. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Jason Le Miere (1 June 2013). "Bayern Survive Late Scare To Complete Unique Treble". International Business Tomes. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Bayern Munich wins first ever treble". Fox Sports. Associated Press. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 

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