1997 DFB-Ligapokal

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1997 DFB-Ligapokal
1997 DFB-Ligapokal programme.jpg
Tournament programme cover
Country 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]

Karlsruher SC 2 – 2 Bayer Leverkusen
Reich Goal 6'
Dundee Goal 81'
Report Beinlich Goal 5'
Kirsten Goal 21'
Häßler Penalty scored
Régis Penalty missed
Reich Penalty scored
Keller Penalty missed
Dundee Penalty scored
Hengen Penalty scored
Gilewicz Penalty scored
Nyarko Penalty scored
6 – 5 Penalty missed N. Kovač
Penalty scored Kirsten
Penalty scored Heintze
Penalty scored Rydlewicz
Penalty missed Neuendorf
Penalty scored Beinlich
Penalty scored Happe
Penalty missed Ramelow
Attendance: 6,000

Borussia Dortmund 1 – 0 VfL Bochum
Chapuisat Goal 62' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 13,000


VfB Stuttgart 3 – 0 Karlsruher SC
Hagner Goal 11'
Balakov Goal 28'
Soldo Goal 64'

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


Bayern Munich 2–0 VfB Stuttgart
Attendance: 15,000