The DFB Pokal Final is Pep Guardiola's final chance to lift more silverware with Die Roten before he leaves for Manchester City. There's a reason he's going for broke.
Anticipated Tactical Structure
Franck Ribery - Robert Lewandowski - Douglas Costa
Thiago Alcantara - Arturo Vidal
David Alaba - Jerome Boateng - Joshua Kimmich - Philipp Lahm
For Bayern Munich, the biggest test is going to be Joshua Kimmich in the middle. Fielding the young 21-year-old in a Cup final of this magnitude over Medhi Benatia is a huge show of trust and underscores why Joachim Löw called the youngster for his provisional Euro 2016 roster.
For Bayern, look for Müller to push high alongside Lewandowski in an attempt to drag Mats Hummels out of positions. For Bayern's part, this will be a battle for midfield control with Thiago and Vidal up against a 3-man Dortmund midfield of Sven Bender, Gonzalo Castro, and Julian Weigl. Whether the two of them with their supporting cast of David Alaba and Philipp Lahm can control the midfield is going to prove key to whether Bayern can break down Dortmund in buildup play.