DFB Cup final
To the victors the spoils: FC Bayern Munich - Bundesliga champions, UEFA Champions League winners and now the new DFB Cup holders as well
Head coach Jupp Heynckes thus takes his leave of German professional club football on an unprecedented high
The men from Munich have to fight to the last for their treble-clinching victory, however. First up at the Berlin Olympiastadion, world kickboxing champion Dr. Christine Theiss (m.) carries the coveted trophy out onto the pitch
Then it's down to the action, with hot favourites FC Bayern exerting the early pressure -
But Stuttgart have their chances too - Niedermeier making his presence felt at the other end to pull a great save out of Bayern custodian Manuel Neuer
Nine minutes before half time, Philipp Lahm goes down in the box under a challenge from Ibrahima Traore. The referee points to the spot...
...and Thomas Müller does the honours with aplomb, Ulreich guessing the wrong way
Advantage Bayern, courtesy of one of their homegrown talents - who passes up an opportunity to put them two-up before the interval
No matter, though, as Mario Gomez does just that a couple of minutes after the restart, finishing off a fine move down the right with a simple tap-in
On the hour, Gomez applies the finish again to make it 3-0 against his former
Bayern look to be coasting now and even Martin Harnik's powerful
But when the Austrian international hits the net again in the 81st minute, it's suddenly game on again. Bayern see out the win nonetheless..
...and come the final whistle, it's Heynckes in the spotlight...
...before David Alaba, Franck Ribery and Co get their hands on the silverware - trophy number three in this incredible season