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Dortmund not favourites for Pokal final, claims Kehl

1 May 2014 09:54

Sebastian Kehl does not make Borussia Dortmund favourites for the DFB-Pokal title, despite Bayern Munich's UEFA Champions League nightmare.

Since retaining the Bundesliga title in record fashion in March, Bayern have struggled to maintain their impeccable form from the start of the season.

Their drop in standards was highlighted in their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid, who had beaten Dortmund in the last eight, when the Spanish team ran out 5-0 winners on aggregate.

That defeat curtailed Bayern's hopes of completing the treble for the second year running, and has led to suggestions that in-form Dortmund are in the driving seat to win the German when the two rivals meet in the final on May 17.

However, Dortmund captain Kehl believes Jurgen Klopp's charges will face a Bayern side that will be even more focused on adding silverware to their collection this term.

Speaking to Bild, he said: "I don't see it that way (that Dortmund are favourites).

"Of course, being eliminated is a bitter pill to swallow for Bayern. But they will get over it quickly and will be fired up for the final.

"They will muster all their strength and motivation now to at least win a second title.

"We're completely focused on this title as well and know that we have a chance."

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Competition
DFB Pokal
Date
17 May 2014
Kick-off
20:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
0 - 0
Extra-time
0 - 2
Venue
Olympiastadion Berlin (Berlin)
Attendance
76197

Goals

0 - 1
107' A. Robben
 (assist by J. Boateng)
0 - 2
120'+3 T. Müller
 (assist by C. Pizarro)

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
21
17
7
2
5
37
33
# Player Bookings
7
5 115'
14
11
26
32

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