Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern München to win 2012 DFB-Pokal or German Cup this evening in a full Berlin Olympic stadium in the presence of the Bundes Chancellor Angela Merkel and the German President.
Everyone expected that a Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern München game – always highly anticipated matches – was going to produce goals and they were not disappointed. All told seven goals ‘happened’ with 3 more being made by Dortmund than Bayern which meant – they won the game. It came with two as penalties, which were correctly called and given – one to each side.
This year’s Bundesliga champions Dortmund thus beat the German Champions League finalists Bayern München 5-2 in the German Cup final – they can now lay claim to what is called in football parlance a ‘domestic-double’ a first in the clubs 103 year-old history.
It was also shown on syndicated television channels around the world for the first time with an audience estimated at over 100 million viewers.
Bayern’ midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and Tony Kross seemed to be asleep most of the game. Mario Gomez seemed a tourist and detached from the game at the important stages. He did hit the post in an important stage of the 2nd half. The Bayern defense was pathetic – Boateng seems like he is also asleep and Badstueber did not have a good game with the usually active and attentive Philip Lamm also having a very ‘off-day’.
It will have to be a very attentive Bayern team next week Saturday if they want to beat Chelsea in Munich in the Champions League final – with the very poor lack-lustre showing like this evening they will not win.http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/11/chelsea-roberto-di-matteo-bayern-munich
Man-of-the-match was without doubt the Polish international Robert Lewandowski who scored three times – in the 41st, 58th and again finally in the 81st minute.
It became his team’s 5th consecutive win over Bayern, who seem to be suffering some kind of inferiority complex against them.
The Japanese Shinji Kagawa –who has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United and seemed to be playing his last match for Borussia -opened the scoring already in the 3rd minute when Gustavo gave the ball away in his own half.
Dutch international striker Arjen Robben tied it for Bayern with a penalty kick 20 minutes later and this only to followed by another penalty as Mats Hummels put Dortmund in the 41st. Lewandowski’s first goal came in a long 5 minute added first-half injury time.
Borussia Dortmund this evening were -Weidenfeller – Piszczek , Subotic , Hummels , Schmelzer – Gündogan , Kehl – Blaszczykowski , Kagawa ,Großkreutz and Lewandowski.
Bayern München this evening were – Neuer ,Lahm , Boateng , Badstuber , Alaba ,Schweinsteiger , Gustavo, Robben , Kroos , Ribery and Gomez.
A lot of the success of Borussia Dortmund one can address to the current coach as well as their current general sports director. Just as Hertha Berlin – who have had 3 different coaches this season – the general sports director must bear the blame or respect for the success or failure of his team.
Dortmund play well together as a team- there are no prima-donnas and they work hard, very hard.
Jürgen Klopp – otherwise known as “Kloppo” to his friends and fans – is the affable and personable former German football player and current Borussia Dortmund football coach. He became known during his time at the club which was then known as FSV Mainz 05 -he was there 1990-2001 as a player and then until 2008 as trainer. Since then he has led the team of Borussia Dortmund, in the last seasons 2010/11 and 2011/12 ending as Bundesliga champions.
Klopp has turned a very ordinary team into a tight cohesive squad and made Dortmund play well together as a team- there are no prima-donnas and they work hard, very hard. The ‘Polish’ content of the team should also not be underestimated as can be witnessed by the many Polish flags this evening. In many ways Piszczek Blaszczykowski and Lewandowski are a true reflection of how – if working together – anything is possible in fooball.
Jürgen Klopp supported the initiative as ambassadors of “Respect’! No place for racism”. When he reached the German championship title in 2011 and 2012 he supported the campaign kick-off for street children, which campaigns for soccer assistance for Brazilian street children.
We congratulate this team for their great achievement this year – off and on the field – they are good representatives of the sport in Germany.
OTA-Berlin building at Rosa Luxemborg Platz will provide its apartments for the supporters of both teams – the U2 U-bahn stops at the Olypmic Stadium.
See also – http://www.euro-2012-blog.com/
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