1997 DFB-Ligapokal

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1997 DFB-Ligapokal
1997 DFB-Ligapokal programme.jpg
Tournament programme cover
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-Ligapokal, 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 Bundesliga champions, who beat 1996–97 DFB-Pokal winners VfB Stuttgart in the final.

Preliminary round[edit]

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


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


26 July 1997 (1997-07-26)
19:30 CEST
Bayern Munich 2–0 VfB Stuttgart