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2014 DFB Pokal Final, Bayern Munich 2-0 Borusia Dortmund: Bayern do the double | Instant Analysis

It wasn't the prettiest game for long stretches, but Bayern Munich put things together in extra time to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 and win the DFB Pokal.

Alex Grimm

Bayern complete the double!

First half

  • Bayern started fairly strong and tested Weidenfeller twice in the first five minutes. The first save by Weidenfeller on Müller's shot was 100% a save with his face. That dude seems to stonewall Bayern with his face semi-regularly.
  • It was tough to tell exactly what kind of formation Bayern was playing throughout the first half. The one thing for sure is that it was three at the back with Boateng, Martinez, and Dante. Hojbjerg and Rafinha were playing as wingbacks. Things were fluid.
  • A lot of Bayern's best attacks were long balls over the top or balls played into space for Robben, Götze, and Müller to run on to and attack.
  • Lahm injured his foot around the half hour mark and had to come out. I don't think Pep wanted to have to bring Ribery on in the first half, but out he came.
  • Bayern had a small penalty shout when Piszczek appeared to push Robben to the ground, but the ref didn't agree with Arjen.
  • The first half came to an end with Hojbjerg and Lewandowski having pretty good chances to give their teams the lead, but both failed to hit the target.

Second half

  • The second half started quite poorly with Kroos picking up a booking for a poor tackle on Lewandowski. It's the first booking of the match.
  • Weidenfeller came up big again stopped Müller without ever really seeing the ball. This time, it was his crotch.
  • There was quite the commotion around the 63rd minute. It appeared to me that the assistant referee used two wrongs to make a right. Hummels was offside, but the AR didn't call it. Hummels's header crossed the line before Dante cleared it, but the AR said it wasn't a goal. The end result, in my opinion, was the correct call.
  • Weidenfeller once again preserves BVB's lead after saving a Robben shot.
  • The second half ended with no goals between the two teams, and I wondered aloud on Twitter just how much better this match would be if both sides weren't decimated by injuries.

Extra Time

  • Well, Aubameyang started off extra time with a shot that went just wide. Not a fun way to start the next thirty minutes. To be fair, it looked like Neuer had it covered.
  • First, Neuer slips and falls coming for the ball and has to receive treatment on the sideline. Then, Kroos is down for cramps. Everyone is getting hurt today.
  • First period of extra time ends without much pizzazz.
  • Second period begins with a BANG! Weidenfeller has a poor throw out, and Boateng intercepts. He whips in a cross all the way to the back post. Who is there? ROBBEN! 1-0 Bayern.
  • After 107 minutes, Robben gave FCB the lead and became the first player ever to score in three Pokal finals.
  • Franck Ribery came off around here for Daniel van Buyten. Here is a huge standing ovation to Ribery. He likely was only expected to make a second half sub appearance, but was called into duty after half an hour due to Lahm's injury. The guy went out there for nearly 80 minutes and left it all on the field. Thank you, Franck.
  • BVB ratcheted up the pressure in the final minutes as they pressed for the equalizer. After a corner, the ball came out to Reus, but his shot was deflected over the crossbar by Boateng.
  • Tor! Müller stuck the final nail in Dortmund's coffin with a breakaway goal after outrunning Schmelzer to the ball. He pushed it past Weidenfeller before finishing and giving Bayern the 2-0 victory.

Men of the Match: Arjen Robben & Javi Martinez

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