2008 DFB-Pokal Final

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2008 DFB-Pokal Final
2008 DFB-Pokal Final programme.jpg
Match programme cover
Event2007–08 DFB-Pokal
After extra time
Date19 April 2008 (2008-04-19)
VenueOlympiastadion, Berlin
RefereeKnut Kircher (Rottenburg)[1]
WeatherMostly cloudy
8 °C (46 °F)
62% humidity[2]

The 2008 DFB-Pokal Final decided the winner of the 2007–08 DFB-Pokal, the 65th season of Germany's premier knockout football cup competition. The match took place on 19 April 19, 2008 between thirteen-time winners Bayern München and two-time winners Borussia Dortmund. The final was played in front of 70,000 at Berlin's Olympiastadion. Bayern ran out 2–1 winners in extra time, thanks to two strikes from Italian forward Luca Toni, gaining their 14th DFB-Pokal title and gaining the first trophy of a league and cup double.[3]

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).

Borussia Dortmund Round Bayern Munich
Opponent Result 2007–08 DFB-Pokal Opponent Result
1. FC Magdeburg (A) 4–1 First round Wacker Burghausen (A) 1–1 (a.e.t.) (4–3 p)
Eintracht Frankfurt (H) 2–1 Second round Borussia Mönchengladbach (H) 3–1
Werder Bremen (H) 2–1 Round of 16 Wuppertaler SV Borussia (A) 5–2
1899 Hoffenheim (H) 3–1 Quarter-finals 1860 Munich (H) 1–0 (a.e.t.)
Carl Zeiss Jena (H) 3–0 Semi-finals VfL Wolfsburg (H) 2–0



Borussia Dortmund1–2 (a.e.t.)Bayern Munich
Petrić Goal 90+2' Report Toni Goal 11'103'
Attendance: 74,500
Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich
GK 20 Germany Marc Ziegler
RB 14 Serbia Antonio Rukavina Yellow card 62' Substituted off 79'
CB 4 Germany Christian Wörns (c)
CB 21 Croatia Robert Kovač Yellow card 19'
LB 17 Brazil Dedé
DM 5 Germany Sebastian Kehl Substituted off 86'
CM 7 Brazil Tinga Yellow card 37'
CM 6 Germany Florian Kringe
RW 16 Poland Jakub Błaszczykowski Yellow card 89' Yellow-red card 109'
CF 13 Switzerland Alexander Frei Yellow card 38' Substituted off 71'
LW 10 Croatia Mladen Petrić Yellow card 95'
GK 41 Germany Alexander Bade
DF 2 Germany Martin Amedick
DF 15 Germany Mats Hummels
MF 22 Germany Marc-André Kruska
MF 26 South Africa Delron Buckley Substituted in 79'
FW 9 Paraguay Nelson Valdez Substituted in 86'
FW 19 Argentina Diego Klimowicz Yellow card 114' Substituted in 71'
Germany Thomas Doll
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich 2008-04-19.svg
GK 1 Germany Oliver Kahn (c)
RB 30 Germany Christian Lell
CB 3 Brazil Lúcio
CB 6 Argentina Martín Demichelis
LB 21 Germany Philipp Lahm
RW 31 Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger Substituted off 86'
CM 17 Netherlands Mark van Bommel
CM 15 Brazil Zé Roberto Yellow card 112' Substituted off 113'
LW 7 France Franck Ribéry
CF 18 Germany Miroslav Klose Substituted off 69'
CF 9 Italy Luca Toni Yellow card 120'
GK 22 Germany Michael Rensing
DF 2 France Willy Sagnol Substituted in 86'
DF 5 Belgium Daniel Van Buyten
DF 23 Germany Marcell Jansen
MF 16 Germany Andreas Ottl Substituted in 113'
MF 20 Argentina José Sosa
FW 11 Germany Lukas Podolski Substituted in 69'
Germany Ottmar Hitzfeld

Assistant referees:[1]
Jan-Hendrik Salver (Stuttgart)
Volker Wezel (Tübingen)
Fourth official:[1]
Markus Schmidt (Stuttgart)

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 "Kircher und Schneider pfeifen" [Kircher and Schneider officiate]. kicker.de (in German). kicker-sportmagazin. 1 April 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Weather History for Berlin Tegel, DE". Weather Underground. The Weather Company. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,3311208,00.html
  4. ^ "Modus" [Mode]. DFB.de (in German). German Football Association. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2015.

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