- Bayern face Dortmund in the DFB Cup final on 21 May.
- It will be Pep Guardiola's last match as Bayern head coach.
- Bayern last won the DFB Cup in 2014, when they defeated BVB 2-0.
The FC Bayern München players are eager to help Pep Guardiola end his tenure as head coach on a high note on Saturday, when the club face Borussia Dortmund in the 2016 DFB Cup final in what will be the Catalan tactician's final match in charge.
Bayern stormed to an unprecedented fourth successive Bundesliga title in 2015/16, leading to exuberant partying in Munich last weekend. Yet according to goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, "the celebrations are over" as they focus on beating their main rivals in at the Olympiastadion in Berlin (kick-off 20:00CEST/18:00GMT).
"The two best teams in Germany will meet," the 30-year-old told journalists earlier this week. "Whatever's happened before, and the fact that we're Bundesliga champions, doesn't matter. The final is completely different."
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Bayern thrashed Dortmund 5-1 on Matchday 8 earlier this season in BVB coach Thomas Tuchel's maiden Klassiker, before the sides drew 0-0 in the return fixture in March. Their meeting in the DFB Cup final is the third time in the last five years that the clubs face off in the final, with Dortmund having won 5-2 in 2012, and Bayern exacting revenge two years later with a 2-0 triumph.
And attacker Thomas Müller is eager for another victory. "In almost every game, Bayern are slight favourites," he said. "Two excellent teams will be playing and I assume there won't be a lot of space to play […] Winning the cup is a big objective of ours. If I were a coach, I'd want to lift a title in my last game."
Bayern in Berlin
Captain Philipp Lahm struck a similar chord just before the Bayern camp flew to Berlin on Thursday afternoon. "We're really up for it," said the 32-year-old. "We want to give the coaching team, who will be leaving us after this season, a nice send-off. A good season could become a very good one."
The 2014 winners received a boost in that regard with the news that both Xabi Alonso and Javi Martinez travelled with the squad, having both been doubtful due to rib and ankle injuries respectively. That leaves just Holger Badstuber (fitness) and Arjen Robben (adductor) as the only players certain to miss out, although the duo will be in the German capital to cheer their team-mates on.