The Bayern Munich will take on the VfB Stuttgart in the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) final at the Olympiastadion Berlin on Saturday. Jupp Heynckes' side, which won Bundesliga and Champions League title, will make history in German football history if they beat Stuttgart in the final.
Bayern Munich are on a roll this season, having bagged Bundesliga and European championship titles. They will be keen to complete treble before the exit of their coach Jupp Heynckes. Their route to the final is impressive, winning all the 10 matches played. They defeated Borussia Dortmund in the quarter final and Wolfsburg in the semis to book a place in the final.
VfB Stuttgart's performance this season has been impressive. They enjoyed unbeaten 10-match wins, beating Bochum in the quarter final and Sc Freiburg in the semis before setting up a clash with Bayern Munich in the final for the title.
Bayern Munich defeated Stuttgart 3-2 in their last meeting in the DFB-Pokal final.
Bayern Munich: Jupp Heynckes' side will miss Dante and Luiz Gustavo in the title clash against Stuttgart due to their commitment in the Confederations Cup. Daniel Van Buyten is likely to replace Dante. Toni Kroos is likely to stay away from action till the next season and Holger Badstuber may return only next year.
VfB Stuttgart: They have full-strength squad with Daniel Didavi, who sustained a knee injury, is unlikely to play in the final even if he is fully recovered. Ibrahima Traore may replace Shinji Okazaki but otherwise the team may field more or less the same team that played in the semi final.
Bayern Munich are the favourites to lift the German Cup on Saturday.
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Buyten, Alaba, Martenez, Schweinsteiger, Robben, Muller, Ribery, Mandzukic
VfB Stuttgart: Ulreich, Sakai, Tascı, Niedermeier, Molinaro, Gentner, Boka, Harnik, Traore, Maxim, Ibisevic
Where to Watch Live
The match will start at 11:30 PM IST on Saturday and it will be telecast live on Ten Action television channel in India.