2013 DFB-Pokal Final

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2013 DFB-Pokal Final
2013 DFB-Pokal Final programme.jpg
Match programme cover
Event 2012–13 DFB-Pokal
Date 1 June 2013 (2013-06-01)
Venue Olympiastadion, Berlin
Referee Manuel Gräfe (Berlin)[1]
Attendance 74,420
Weather Partly cloudy
17 °C (63 °F)
86% humidity[2]

The 2012–13 DFB-Pokal tournament came to a close on 1 June 2013 when Bayern Munich played VfB Stuttgart at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Bayern Munich won the game 3–2, claiming the cup for the 16th time. The win, combined with earlier titles in the Champions League and Bundesliga, allowed Bayern Munich to complete a continental treble. The feat had never been achieved by a German team before, and had only been achieved by six other European teams.

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.[3]

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

Bayern Munich Round VfB Stuttgart
Opponent Result 2012–13 DFB-Pokal Opponent Result
Jahn Regensburg (A) 4–0 First round SV Falkensee-Finkenkrug (A) 5–0
1. FC Kaiserslautern (H) 4–0 Second round FC St. Pauli (H) 3–0
FC Augsburg (A) 2–0 Round of 16 1. FC Köln (H) 2–1
Borussia Dortmund (H) 1–0 Quarter-finals VfL Bochum (H) 2–0
VfL Wolfsburg (H) 6–1 Semi-finals SC Freiburg (H) 2–1



For the final, Bayern Munich was without the services of Dante and Luiz Gustavo, who were playing for the Brazil national team. Additionally, Mario Gómez, normally a reserve, was given the start over Mario Mandžukić. Even so, VfB Stuttgart was considered a massive underdog before the match began.[4]

Munich came out pressing, just missing a goal five minutes in. Stuttgart pressed back, narrowly missing on two scoring chances. Another scoring chance by Munich failed and the score remained 0–0 after 35 minutes. At the 37-minute mark, Thomas Müller got the scoring underway for Munich with a penalty, kicking the ball low to the right and sending the goalkeeper the wrong way.[4] Just after half-time, Gómez made it 2–0 when he turned in a Philipp Lahm cross from the right. At the 61-minute mark, Gómez scored again making the match 3–0 with a low, right-footed shot after the ball was crossed low from the right by Thomas Müller and seemingly putting the game out of reach for Stuttgart, prompting Munich fans to start celebrating in the stands.[4]

A headed goal by Martin Harnik from a cross from the left got Stuttgart on the board with 19 minutes to play. With ten minutes remaining, substitute Shinji Okazaki's shot hit the goal post. Harnik was there for the rebound, kicking the ball straight into goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, and then converting on the second attempt low right footed, making it a 3–2 game. Substitute Anatoliy Tymoshchuk came on for Munich as manager Jupp Heynckes tried to stop Stuttgart's momentum. Stuttgart did not seriously threaten for the rest of the match.[4]

The win gave Munich their 16th DFB-Pokal title.[5] The match was Heynckes' final game as manager of Munich.[4] Seven days prior to the match, Munich had won the Champions League title. Earlier, they dominated the Bundesliga, securing the title earlier in the season than any previous team. Winning the DFB-Pokal thus completed a continental treble by Munich.[4] They are just the seventh European team ever, and first German team, to complete the treble.[5] Celtic was the first team to accomplish the feat in 1967. Since then, Ajax (1972), PSV Eindhoven (1988), Manchester United (1999), Barcelona (2009 and 2015) and Internazionale (2010) have accomplished the feat.[5]


Bayern Munich 3–2 VfB Stuttgart
Report Harnik Goal 71'80'
Attendance: 74,420
Bayern Munich
VfB Stuttgart
GK 1 Germany Manuel Neuer
RB 21 Germany Philipp Lahm (c)
CB 5 Belgium Daniel Van Buyten
CB 17 Germany Jérôme Boateng
LB 27 Austria David Alaba
CM 8 Spain Javi Martínez
CM 31 Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger YC 50'
RW 10 Netherlands Arjen Robben Substituted off 83'
AM 25 Germany Thomas Müller
LW 7 France Franck Ribéry Substituted off 90+1'
CF 33 Germany Mario Gómez Substituted off 62'
GK 22 Germany Tom Starke
DF 13 Brazil Rafinha
DF 26 Germany Diego Contento
MF 11 Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri Substituted in 90+1'
MF 44 Ukraine Anatoliy Tymoshchuk Substituted in 83'
FW 9 Croatia Mario Mandžukić YC 90+4' Substituted in 62'
FW 14 Peru Claudio Pizarro
Germany Jupp Heynckes
Bayern Munich vs VfB Stuttgart 2013-06-01.svg
GK 1 Germany Sven Ulreich
RB 24 Germany Antonio Rüdiger
CB 5 Germany Serdar Tasci (c)
CB 6 Germany Georg Niedermeier
LB 21 Italy Cristian Molinaro Substituted off 67'
CM 20 Germany Christian Gentner
CM 15 Ivory Coast Arthur Boka YC 85'
RW 7 Austria Martin Harnik
AM 44 Romania Alexandru Maxim Substituted off 62'
LW 16 Guinea Ibrahima Traoré YC 36' Substituted off 75'
CF 9 Bosnia and Herzegovina Vedad Ibišević YC 90+1'
GK 22 Germany Marc Ziegler
DF 2 Japan Gōtoku Sakai Substituted in 67'
DF 12 Germany Benedikt Röcker
MF 4 Denmark William Kvist
MF 26 Austria Raphael Holzhauser
MF 31 Japan Shinji Okazaki Substituted in 62'
FW 18 Germany Cacau Substituted in 75'
Germany Bruno Labbadia

Assistant referees:[1]
Guido Kleve (Nordhorn)
Thorsten Schiffner (Konstanz)
Fourth official:[1]
Guido Winkmann (Kerken)

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 "Gräfe leitet Finale zwischen München und Stuttgart" [Grafe leads final between Munich and Stuttgart]. focus.de (in German). Focus. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Weather History for Berlin Tegel, DE". Weather Underground. The Weather Company. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Modus" [Mode]. DFB.de (in German). German Football Association. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Jason Le Miere (1 June 2013). "Bayern Survive Late Scare To Complete Unique Treble". International Business Tomes. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Bayern Munich wins first ever treble". Fox Sports. Associated Press. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 

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