Borussia Dortmund vs VfL Wolfsburg Olympiastadion, Berlin Saturday, 30th May, 20:00 GMT *** The DFB Pokal final is a chance for redemption for both Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund. Wolfsburg will not want to finish second best again after having given Bayern a very brief scare in the Bundesliga title race while Dortmund’s season simply did not take off. The fixture will be Jürgen Klopp’s final game in charge of Dortmund and he’ll want to finish on a high. Dieter Hecking, on the other hand, will definitely want his side to win some silverware after having played so well in the league. Wolfsburg are unbeaten against Dortmund this season. After having drawn at the Signal Iduna Park, Wolfsburg beat Dortmund at home in the penultimate game of the Bundesliga. However, the last time these two sides met in the DFB Pokal over a year ago, Dortmund triumphed by two goals with a certain Robert Lewandowski on the score sheet. Klopp […]

Despite completing a hat-trick of Bundesliga titles only last weekend, Bayern Munich proved to be erratic in form as they succumbed to a defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund, thereby failing to register their name in the DFB Pokal final. In the wake of a dramatic penalty shoot-out at the Allianz Arena, Sebastian Kehl quipped that Bayern Munich should practice penalties and not complain. Pep Guardiola did not seem impressed with the comments of the former German international as he hit back with reference to the difference in points between them whilst also telling him to shut up. “If you [Sebastian Kehl] have a 35-point deficit in the league, it is better to shut up,” the Catalan told reporters on Friday. The former Barcelona manager stood by his complaints as he stated that his side were denied a clear penalty when Marcel Schmelzer handled the ball in the penalty area. He also tried to preach respect to the Borussia Dortmund […]

Slip, Slip, Saved, Crossbar! Four words are enough to describe Bayern’s dramatic loss to Dortmund on Tuesday night. The Bavarians lost 2-0 on penalties(1-1 Normal Time) to Dortmund in a dramatic penalty shootout where Bayern missed all the four penalties. Bayern captain Philipp Lahm slipped while taking his first penalty as his shot flew over the bar and Ilkay Gundogan smashed Dortmund’s penalty into the top corner. Xabi Alonso was the second to slip as Bayern’s second penalty also flew over the goalpost while Sebastian Kehl buried his shot for Dortmund. After two of the experienced heads in his team slipped, Mario Gotze took the third shot but Mitch Langerak jumped the right way and saved, leaving Dortmund just one shot away from entering the final in Berlin. Mats Hummels’ low shot was kept out by Manuel Neuer who took the next penalty himself but hit the crossbar prompting wild celebrations in the Dortmund camp. Bayern entered into the match […]

Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern Munich after a dramatic German Cup semi-final penalty shootout. Borussia Dortmund ended Bayern Munich‘s dreams of a treble by beating Pep Guardiola’s men in the semifinal of the DFB-Pokal in a dramatic penalty shootout. Robert Lewandowski put Bayern in front and they appeared to be cruising until Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang levelled in the 75th minute. Arjen Robben came and went with an injury ending his brief involvement in the game, while Dortmund ended the game with 10 men after Kevin Kampl was sent off in extra-time. The real drama was to unfold in the penalty shootout, though, with Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso both slipping and Mario Gotze‘s penalty saved before Manuel Neuer sent his spot-kick against the crossbar. Dortmund netted two of their three penalties to go through. Bayern, who won the Bundesliga title on Sunday, missed all four of their penalties after a 1-1 draw following extra time as Dortmund, beaten finalists last season, took […]