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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
The win gave Munich their 16th German Cup title. The match was Heynckes' final game as manager of Munich. 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. They are just the seventh European team ever, and first German team, to complete the treble.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.