Created on 20-03-2008 at 00:00 AM
The 62,000 at the Allianz Arena sang songs in anticipation of the DFB Cup final trip to Berlin and treated the players to a standing ovation after Bayern's 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg in Wednesday's semi-final. The 19 April meeting with Borussia Dortmund will be Bayern's 16th appearance in the final as the Reds chase a 14th Cup triumph. The Munich camp was an understandably happy place after the ultimately comfortable victory over the Wolves.
Reaction to Bayern v Wolfsburg:
Uli Hoeneß: "We've made the final with something to spare. The team played very, very well from the first minute to the last today. It'll definitely be a great final, yellow-and-black against red, arch-rivals over the last 20 years, and I do believe it'll be a fantastic day.“
Oliver Kahn: "It was a very, very important match for us as a team, after the last couple of matches failed to go according to plan. It was never easy today against a good Wolfsburg side. It was especially hard in the first half, but we improved in the second period, we totally dominated possession and prevented Wolfsburg creating any clear-cut chances.“
Miroslav Klose: "Once you've made it to the final, you obviously go full out to win it. I've played in the final once, but it was a lost cause after four minutes – when Bayern were already 2-0 up.“
Alexander Madlung (VfL): "We gave the ball away much too cheaply in the first half, and we were extremely lucky not to concede the opener a couple of times. We did our best after half-time and made a few chances, but we stupidly lost possession to gift them a goal, and it was obviously hard after that. Bayern were smart and deserve their place in the final."
Diego Benaglio (VfL keeper): "Obviously we're gutted, because we wanted to make it to the final. We came here in search of victory but we've failed. I've always thought Bayern are probably the best team in Germany, that's not up for discussion. We had the chance to make it to the final but we've not taken it.“