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Stars vow to keep feet firmly on the ground

Bayern booked their place in the DFB Cup final in rousing fashion with a 6-1 demolition of Wolfsburg on Tuesday night, “and obviously it was really enjoyable," commented Uli Hoeneß, “the supporters are totally thrilled, and the atmosphere at the stadium is gradually becoming unbelievable, incredible." It was certainly an intoxicating evening of cup football at the packed Allianz Arena. “We were all determined to make the final. We've done it, and now we want to go there and win the cup," said man of the match Xherdan Shaqiri, “I'm really looking forward to Berlin."

The winners of Wednesday evening's second semi-final between Stuttgart and Freiburg now have the dubious honour of facing all-conquering Bayern at the Olympic Stadium in the German capital on June 1, where FCB will be fully focused on completing the ninth domestic double in their history. “It's always wonderful for the whole club in Berlin," commented Thomas Müller, “all the staff come along, and it's a special day out for everyone."