Created on 13-05-2012 at 00:00 AM
Although some of the Bayern players did briefly speak to reporters after Saturday's DFB Cup final, their expressions meant words were hardly necessary. Disappointment, despondency and frustration were compounded by a backing track of Dortmund celebrations following the champions’ 5–2 victory at Berlin Olympic Stadium. “It hurts a lot," Arjen Robben confirmed.
At the post-match banquet for the club's staff, sponsors, partners and VIP guests, hosted by Bayern partner Deutsche Telekom at their Berlin headquarters, chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge chose not to beat about the bush. “A 5-2 defeat doesn't happen by chance, and it's not unlucky either. We have to say it loud and clear: it was a disgrace." Rummenigge characterised each of Borussia's five goals as “a slap in the face."