DFB Pokal Final – Bayern Munich vs VfB Stuttgart Tickets

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DFB Pokal Final – Bayern Munich vs VfB Stuttgart Tickets

Bayern Munich will face VfB Stuttgart on 1st June 2013 in the Final of the DFB Pokal at the Olympiastadion, Berlin. Both teams have come a long way to reach this penultimate stage.

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Bayern Munich, who have won the most titles with fifteen to their name, have only conceded one goal throughout their campaign. In the first round, they dispatched of Jahn Regensburg with a 4-0 victory before putting four past Kaiserslautern in the second round. They beat FC Augsburg 2-0 in the third round and edged past Borussia Dortmund with a 1-0 win in the quarter-finals. In the semi-finals, Wolfsburg were the victims of a Mario Gomez hat-trick and a 6-1 thrashing. Bayern are unbeaten in seven games and sit at the top of the Bundesliga, twenty points ahead of last year’s league and cup winners Borussia Dortmund. Everybody is well aware of the quality that Bayern possesses and their side contains a host of world class stars such as Manuel Neuer, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mario Gomez, Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben too name but a few. They will be looking to make it sixteen titles by winning this game, extending their record even further.

Stuttgart also scored eight goals in the opening two rounds of the competition, beating sixth-tier side SV Falkensee-Finkenkrug 5-0 and St. Pauli 3-0. Things got tougher in the following rounds as they edged past FC Koln in the third round with a 2-1 win before beating VfL Bochum 2-0 in the quarter-finals. A 2-1 victory against SC Freiburg in the semi-finals secured them a spot in the Final. Stuttgart are currently twelfth in the Bundesliga and unbeaten in three. They also possess some great players such as forwards Vedad Ibisevic and Cacau as well as talented midfielders Ibrahima Traore and Shinji Okazaki.

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Stadium

The Olympiastadion in Berlin has a capacity of just over 74,000 and is the home of 2. Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin. It is the second largest stadium in Germany, behind Signal Iduna Park, and it hosted six games during the 2006 FIFA World Cup, including the final. It was originally built for the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, making the stadium 76 years-old.

DFB Pokal Semi-Final: Bayern Munich vs. VfL Wolfsburg on April 16th at the Allianz Arena

Bayern Munich will face Wolfsburg on 16th April 2013 in the semi-final of the DFB Pokal at the 71,137 capacity Allianz Arena in Munich.

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Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich had to beat the current DFB-Pokal champion Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals and beat them in an exciting match with 1:0. Bayern won the last match against Wolfsburg with 2:0 in the Bundesliga after goals from Mario Mandzukic and Arjen Robben. Bayern have incredibly kept a clean sheet in the cup this season. Bayern are playing exceptionally well this season and only lost once in the league. They are top of the Bundesliga and 20 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund.

VfL Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg defeated Eintracht Frankfurt (2:0) and Bayer Leverkusen (2:1) on there journey to the DFB-Pokal semi-final. However, Wolfsburg had a relatively draw in the quarter-final with third division club Kickers Offenbach (2:1). In the Bundesliga, the team of manager Dieter Hecking has been very inconsistent and is currently 12th in the league. They have, however, some quality players in there squad such as the Olic, Diego and Bas Dost. Dost joined the club from Heerenveen and is the top scorer for Wolfsburg with 8 goals in 23 Bundesliga matches.

Although Bayern are the favourites to win, it is well known that anything can happen in the cup, so it is very possible that Wolfsburg could upset the odds and beat the league leaders. Both teams will certainly be striving to reach the final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. Who knows what will happen in this highly anticipated match?

Quarter-Final: Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund

Bayern Munich will face Borussia Dortmund in the DFB Pokal semi final on Wednesday, February 27th 2013 at the Allianz Arena.

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The two clubs have met twice this season, firstly in the German Super cup at the beginning of the season that saw Bayern run out 2-1 winners and secondly in the Bundesliga that saw a closely contested match that ended 1-1. The most recent game saw goals from Toni Kroos and Mario Gotze sharing the spoils evenly. The current league positions in the Bundesliga don’t actually show how close in quality both teams are with Bayern Munich at the peak of the league table.

Bayern Munich

Bayern is playing a great season and is leading the Bundesliga by 15 points. In the Cup compeition, Bayern Munich beat Jahn Regensburg (4:0), FC Kaiserslautern (4:0) and FC Augsburg on the road with 2:0 – maintaining a clean sheet in the DFB Pokal this season. Thomas Muller, the 23year old attacking midfielder is arguably the most influential player for Bayern Munich. This can be backed up by being joint top goal scorer with 14 goals and also holding the top assist position joint with 8 assists for the Munich based team.

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund is the current Bundesliga champion and beat Bayern Munich the last two seasons. Currently, they are second in the league, but playing an impressive Champions League campaign. In the Champions League, they beat Real Madrid, Manchester City and Ajax Amsterdam. Therefore, Klopp’s team can’t be underestimated and Bayern knows that. Robert Lewandowski, the Polish 6ft striker for Borussia Dortmund has been in fine form the last two season scoring 30 goals in all competitions in 2011/12 season and eagerly chasing that number of goals with well into double figures for this season.

Stadium

The Allianz Arena the home of Bayern Munich is located at the northern edge of Munich’s borough of Schwabing-Freimann, is the only stadium in the world with a multi colour changing appearance on the outside. The stadium has a capacity of 71,137.

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