2009 DFB-Pokal Final
|German Cup Final|
Match programme cover
|Date||30 May 2009|
|Referee||Helmut Fleischer (Sigmertshausen)|
|Weather||Thunderstorms and rain
15 °C (59 °F)
The final of the 2008–09 DFB-Pokal season was held on 30 May 2009 at the Olympiastadion, Berlin. Werder Bremen won with a 58th-minute goal from midfielder Mesut Özil. This was the club's sixth DFB-Pokal in its history, after victories in 1961, 1991, 1994, 1999 and 2004. This was Bayer Leverkusen's DFB-Pokal final loss of the decade, the other occurring in 2002. Werder Bremen lost the 2009 UEFA Cup final ten days prior to the DFB-Pokal final, losing to Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk.
Route to the final
- 1st Round - Bayer Leverkusen 3–2 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen (a.e.t.)
- 2nd Round - Bayer Leverkusen 2–1 FC Augsburg
- 3rd Round - Bayer Leverkusen 3–1 Energie Cottbus
- Quarter-finals - Bayer Leverkusen 4–2 Bayern Munich
- Semi-finals - Bayer Leverkusen 4–1 Mainz 05 (a.e.t.)
- 1st Round - Werder Bremen 9–3 Eintracht Nordhorn
- 2nd Round - Werder Bremen 2–1 Erzgebirge Aue
- 3rd Round - Werder Bremen 2–1 Borussia Dortmund
- Quarter-finals - VfL Wolfsburg 2–5 Werder Bremen
- Semi-finals - Hamburger SV 1–1 Werder Bremen (a.e.t.) (1–3 p)
30 May 2009
|Bayer Leverkusen||0–1||Werder Bremen|
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