2008 DFB-Pokal Final
Match programme cover
|After extra time|
|Date||19 April 2008|
|Referee||Knut Kircher (Rottenburg)|
8 °C (46 °F)
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.
Route to the final
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.
Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).
|Borussia Dortmund||Round||Bayern Munich|
|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 Dortmund||1–2 (a.e.t.)||Bayern Munich|
|Petrić 90+2'||Report||Toni 11', 103'|
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