German and European Champions Bayern München take on 12th placed VFB Stuttgart in the final of the DFB-Pokal on 1st of June at the Olympistadion in Berlin. This will be the European Champions first fixture having beaten fellow German club Borussia Dortmund to claim the 5th UEFA Champions League trophy. Bayern also have a chance to complete the treble having won the League by a massive margin and also securing the Champions League trophy last weekend. This is also expected to be Jupp Heynckes last game before retiring. VFB Stuttgart will be looking to do the unthinkable and claim the trophy despite Bayern showing the form which has many saying that they are the best in the continent at this period of time.
Things couldn't be more straightforward for the German Champions, they must go beat a side which finished 12th in the campaign. Following the mauling of Barcelona over 2 legs and a CL trophy after 12 years – one which brought great joy to Bavaria, they will be ready to avoid complacency and claim the trophy. It will be the perfect send off for outgoing Legend Jupp Heynckes – who has laid a very good platform for incoming manager, Pep Guardiola.
The same team which won the Champions League will be expected to start. Holger Badstuber will be out whereas Toni Kroos is not expected to recover in time for the game.
Stuttgart had a very mediocre Bundesliga by their standards and will look for a happy ending. The problem for Stuttgart is that they face Bayern who have assembled the best squad in Europe and look unstoppable. Stuttgart should go about holding Bayern and hitting them on the counter-attack if they are to take home honors from this game.
Felipe, Didavi, Bah and Hajnal are injured for Stuttgart and will miss the final.
PLAYER TO WATCH:
ARJEN ROBBEN will be our man to watch, buoyed by his heroics at Wembley.
Result: Munich 3-2 Stuttgart
37' 1-0 Muller
48' 2-0 Gomez
61' 3-0 Gomez
71' 3-1 Harnik
80' 3-2 Harnik