1998 DFB-Ligapokal Final

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1998 DFB-Ligapokal Final
German League Cup
Event1998 DFB-Ligapokal
Date8 August 1998 (1998-08-08)
VenueBayArena, Leverkusen
RefereeLutz Michael Fröhlich (Berlin)

The 1998 DFB-Ligapokal Final decided the winner of the 1998 DFB-Ligapokal, the 2nd edition of the reiterated DFB-Ligapokal, a knockout football cup competition.

The match was played on 8 August 1998 at the BayArena in Leverkusen. Bayern Munich won the match 4–0 against VfB Stuttgart for their 2nd title.[1]


Team Qualification for tournament Previous appearances (bold indicates winners)
Bayern MunichTH 1997–98 DFB-Pokal winners and 1997–98 Bundesliga runners-up 1 (1997)
VfB Stuttgart 1997–98 Bundesliga fourth place 1 (1997)

Route to the final[edit]

The DFB-Ligapokal is a six team single-elimination knockout cup competition. There are a total of two rounds leading up to the final. Four teams enter the preliminary round, with the two winners advancing to the semi-finals, where they will be joined by two additional clubs who were given a bye. For all matches, the winner after 90 minutes advances. If still tied, extra time, and if necessary penalties are used to determine the winner.[2]

Bayern Munich Round VfB Stuttgart
Opponent Result 1998 DFB-Ligapokal Opponent Result
Bye Preliminary round Schalke 04 2–1
Bayer Leverkusen 1–0 Semi-finals 1. FC Kaiserslautern 3–2



Bayern Munich4–0VfB Stuttgart
Attendance: 14,000
Bayern Munich
VfB Stuttgart
GK 1 Germany Oliver Kahn
CB 2 Germany Markus Babbel
CB 10 Germany Lothar Matthäus (c) Substituted off 67'
CB 5 Germany Thomas Helmer
RWB 8 Germany Thomas Strunz
LWB 18 Germany Michael Tarnat
CM 11 Germany Stefan Effenberg
CM 17 Germany Thorsten Fink
RW 14 Germany Mario Basler Substituted off 61'
LW 20 Bosnia and Herzegovina Hasan Salihamidžić
CF 9 Brazil Giovane Élber Substituted off 72'
GK 22 Germany Bernd Dreher
DF 25 Germany Thomas Linke
MF 13 Germany Jens Jeremies Substituted in 67'
FW 19 Germany Carsten Jancker Substituted in 72'
FW 21 Germany Alexander Zickler Yellow card Substituted in 61'
Germany Ottmar Hitzfeld
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GK 1 Austria Franz Wohlfahrt
CB 2 Germany Martin Spanring Substituted off 35'
CB 5 Netherlands Frank Verlaat Substituted off 46'
CB 4 Germany Thomas Berthold
RWB 7 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Kristijan Đorđević
LWB 15 North Macedonia Mitko Stojkovski
DM 20 Croatia Zvonimir Soldo
CM 8 Germany Michael Zeyer Substituted off 27'
CM 22 Hungary Krisztián Lisztes
AM 10 Bulgaria Krasimir Balakov
CF 11 Germany Fredi Bobic
GK 25 Germany Marc Ziegler
MF 17 Germany Timo Rost Substituted in 46'
MF 18 Guinea Pablo Thiam Substituted in 35'
FW 9 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sreto Ristić Substituted in 27'
FW 13 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Saša Marković
Germany Winfried Schäfer


  1. ^ "(West) Germany - List of Super/League Cup Finals". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Rund um den Ligapokal" [About the Ligapokal]. dfb.de (in German). German Football Association. Retrieved 19 September 2016.