Bayern Munich win DFB Pokal to secure historic treble | inside World Soccer

Bayern Munich became the first German side to win the treble after beating VfB Stuttgart 3-2 in the DFB Pokal final on the back of their Bundesliga and Champions League successes.

Bayern Munich team pose with their Champions League, DFB Pokal, and Bundesliga trophies
Bayern Munich team pose with their Champions League, DFB Pokal, and Bundesliga trophies

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Having claimed their fifth European crown in Wembley last Saturday and won the Bundesliga with a record tally of 91 points, Bayern completed the set with their 16th DFB Pokal title.

A penalty from Thomas Müller and two goals from Mario Gómez against his former club gave Jupp Heynckes' side a commanding lead in Berlin on Saturday.

Martin Harnik pulled one back on 71 minutes and set up an exciting finale when he scored again with 10 minutes remaining.

Stuttgart threw bodies forward in search of a dramatic late equalizer, but it was not to be as Bayern closed out the season on the winning note to which they have become supremely accustomed.

Only Glasgow Celtic in 1967, Ajax Amsterdam in 1972, PSV Eindhoven in 1988, Manchester United in 1999, Barcelona in 2009, and Inter Milan in 2010 previously won the treble.

"It's an emotional moment," said Heynckes after the game. "As everyone can see, we're a superb collective and a superb team. And the players have given me a fantastic gift. This treble is unique."

Arjen Robben added: "This is a superb team and it's all outstanding. I'm proud to be part of this team. That was another final and the treble for Jupp Heynckes."

"It's unbelievable and historic for the whole club, the team and the fans," said Franck Ribéry.


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