2007 DFB-Pokal Final

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2007 DFB-Pokal Final
2007 DFB-Pokal Final programme.jpg
Match programme cover
Event 2006–07 DFB-Pokal
After extra time
Date 26 May 2007 (2007-05-26)
Venue Olympiastadion, Berlin
Referee Michael Weiner (Giesen)[1]
Attendance 74,220
Weather Mostly cloudy
18 °C (64 °F)
83% humidity[2]

The 2007 DFB-Pokal Final decided the winner of the 2006–07 DFB-Pokal, the 64th running of Germany's premier football cup competition. In the final, 1. FC Nürnberg defeated VfB Stuttgart 3–2 after extra time,[3] thereby claiming their fourth title and denying Bundesliga champions Stuttgart a double. A 109th-minute strike from Danish midfielder Jan Kristiansen won the game for Nürnberg.

Route to the final[edit]

The DFB-Pokal began with 64 teams in a single-elimination knockout cup competition. There were a total of five rounds leading up to the final. Teams were drawn against each other, and the winner after 90 minutes would advance. If still tied, 30 minutes of extra time was played. If the score was still level, a penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner.[4]

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

VfB Stuttgart Round 1. FC Nürnberg
Opponent Result 2006–07 DFB-Pokal Opponent Result
Alemannia Aachen II (A) 4–0 First round BV Cloppenburg (A) 1–0
Babelsberg 03 (A) 4–2 Second round SC Paderborn (A) 2–1 (a.e.t.)
VfL Bochum (A) 4–1 Round of 16 SpVgg Unterhaching (H) 0–0 (a.e.t.) (2–1 p)
Hertha BSC (H) 2–0 Quarter-finals Hannover 96 (H) 0–0 (a.e.t.) (4–2 p)
VfL Wolfsburg (A) 1–0 Semi-finals Eintracht Frankfurt (H) 4–0



Fans of champions 1. FC Nürnberg in the stadium.

Nürnberg started off strong in the final with a few opportunities, but a mistake by the Nürnberg defence saw Cacau open the scoring for Stuttgart 20 minutes in. Seven minutes later, Nürnberg equalised with a goal from Marek Mintál. The match went to half-time with scores level at 1–1.

Shortly after the restart, Marco Engelhardt headed the ball in to put Nürnberg ahead for the first time in the match. With 10 minutes remaining in regular time, Nürnberg goalkeeper Raphael Schäfer took down Mario Gómez, and referee Michael Weiner awarded a penalty. Pável Pardo converted the penalty to level the match at 2–2. The scores remained level, and the match went into extra time.

In the 109th minute, Jan Kristiansen shot from 28 meters out. The ball sailed over Stuttgart keeper Timo Hildebrand and hit the underside of the crossbar and going into the back of the net to give Nürnberg a 3–2 lead with 11 minutes remaining. The scores remained the same until the end of extra time, giving Nürnberg their fourth DFB-Pokal title.[5]


VfB Stuttgart 2–3 (a.e.t.) 1. FC Nürnberg
Attendance: 74,220
VfB Stuttgart
1. FC Nürnberg
GK 1 Germany Timo Hildebrand
RB 3 Mexico Ricardo Osorio Yellow card 55' Substituted off 68'
CB 6 Portugal Fernando Meira (c) Yellow card 32'
CB 17 France Matthieu Delpierre
LB 21 Switzerland Ludovic Magnin
RM 19 Germany Roberto Hilbert
CM 28 Germany Sami Khedira Yellow card 67' Substituted off 100'
CM 13 Mexico Pável Pardo
LM 11 Germany Thomas Hitzlsperger
SS 25 Brazil Antônio da Silva Substituted off 46'
CF 18 Brazil Cacau Red card 30'
GK 41 Austria Michael Langer
DF 15 Ivory Coast Arthur Boka Substituted in 68'
DF 35 Germany Serdar Tasci Substituted in 100'
MF 14 Sweden Alexander Farnerud
FW 9 Switzerland Marco Streller
FW 16 Germany Benjamin Lauth
FW 33 Germany Mario Gómez Yellow card 118' Substituted in 46'
Germany Armin Veh
VfB Stuttgart vs 1. FC Nürnberg 2007-05-26.svg
GK 1 Germany Raphael Schäfer (c)
RB 28 Germany Dominik Reinhardt
CB 5 Germany Andreas Wolf
CB 7 Czech Republic Marek Nikl Substituted off 72'
LB 25 Argentina Javier Pinola Substituted off 115'
CM 6 Czech Republic Tomáš Galásek Yellow card 92'
CM 22 Germany Marco Engelhardt
AM 11 Slovakia Marek Mintál Substituted off 35'
RW 13 Russia Ivan Saenko
CF 21 Germany Markus Schroth Yellow card 57'
LW 19 Denmark Jan Kristiansen
GK 18 Germany Daniel Klewer
DF 10 Croatia Ivica Banović Substituted in 115'
DF 23 Australia Matthew Spiranovic Yellow card 84' Substituted in 72'
MF 8 Czech Republic Jan Polák Substituted in 35'
MF 36 Tunisia Jawhar Mnari
FW 35 Germany Chhunly Pagenburg
Germany Hans Meyer

Assistant referees:[1]
Norbert Grudzinski (Hamburg)
Kai Voss (Großhansdorf)
Fourth official:[1]
Babak Rafati (Hanover)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used.


  1. ^ a b c "DFB-Pokal Vorschau" [DFB-Pokal preview]. fcn.de (in German). 1. FC Nürnberg. 21 May 2007. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Weather History for Berlin Tegel, DE". Weather Underground. The Weather Company. 26 May 2007. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "DFB-Pokal 2006-07" (in German). fussballdaten.de. 2008. Archived from the original on 5 December 2008. Retrieved 14 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "Modus" [Mode]. DFB.de (in German). German Football Association. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nürnberg gewinnt den Pokal" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 

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