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Schweinsteiger: Final will be toughest yet

12 May 2012 09:44

Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger feels the DFB Pokal final against Borussia Dortmund will be the toughest yet.

The Bavarian giants will take on Jurgen Klopp's men on Saturday to decide the winners of the domestic trophy, with the Signal Iduna Park outfit looking to wrap up a double after claiming the league title.

The Germany international midfielder is expecting a tough game, but feels that his side can prevail if they show the same qualities that saw them beat Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.

"It will be the hardest game of all the five cup finals that I have played in," Schweinsteiger told Kicker.

"However, if we play with passion, as we did in Madrid, with the right mentality and willingness to run, then it will be hard to beat us."

Striker Mario Gomez is also wary of Dortmund's qualities, but is out to achieve glory in the final.

"For us, it does not matter who the opponents are, we really want to win this trophy. That it is Dortmund, the most difficult team to play in Germany, we are aware of.

"But we are also not easy to play, so I think we will be on the winning side this time."

Finally, with Bayern to take on Chelsea in the Champions League final at the Allianz Arena next weekend, Toni Kroos said it wais difficult to forget about the upcoming European fixture.

"It is not possible to completely get Chelsea out of our heads; the Champions League is just too big an event. But Dortmund are also in our heads," he told Bild.


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Info

Competition
DFB Pokal
Date
12 May 2012
Kick-off
20:00
Half-time
3 - 1
Full-time
5 - 2
Venue
Olympiastadion Berlin (Berlin)
Attendance
75708

Goals

S. Kagawa 3'  
1 - 0
1 - 1
25' A. Robben (PG)
M. Hummels (PG) 41'  
2 - 1
3 - 1
4 - 1
4 - 2
5 - 2

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Substitutes

Saturday 23 August

Friday 22 August

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23:26
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21:53
20:46
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19:44
18:41
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18:25
18:01
17:56
17:33
17:29
17:27
17:17
17:02
16:37
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16:03
15:25
15:22
15:05
14:09
14:00
13:33
13:31
12:23
12:16
11:57
11:54
11:26
10:50
10:24
09:52
09:31
09:29
07:24
06:18
05:29
04:47
03:50
03:20
02:46
02:35
00:13

Thursday 21 August

23:44
23:38
23:04
22:36
22:27
22:19
21:48
21:40
21:34
20:55
20:27
20:17
20:11
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20:04
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18:23
18:11
18:08
17:53
17:38
17:35
17:21
17:08
16:57
16:57
16:46
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16:26
16:19
16:09
16:09
15:59
15:48
15:42
15:22
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14:26
14:04
13:34
13:27
13:05
12:57
12:55
12:54
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10:48
10:11
10:04
09:45
09:41
08:34
08:18
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07:06
06:33
06:00
05:59
05:58
05:52
05:38
04:33
04:32
04:03
03:38
03:10
00:59

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