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The head-to-head

Eight wins in nine cup meetings with VfB

Saturday’s cup final will be the tenth meeting in the competition between South German rivals Bayern and Stuttgart - and the Reds’ record so far is close to perfection, as the men from Munich have defeated the Swabians eight times in the nine meetings to date, with VfB winning just once, fully 23 years ago. FCB also dominate on goals with 30 scored and only nine conceded.

The sides have crossed swords in the cup final once before. takes a close look back at that match, and also lists the key stats from all the previous meetings, including one match featuring nine goals.

3 May 1986, final: Bayern 5 Stuttgart 2
A year after an agonising 2-1 defeat to Bayer Uerdingen, Bayern fought their way through to the final again, with coach Ude Lattek's men finishing on top this time. The 76,000 crowd in Berlin saw Munich dominate the match in what ended as one of the most free-scoring finals of all time. Roland Wohlfahrt open the scoring after 34 minutes with a hopeful long-range effort, which took a wicked deflection and looped unstoppably over VfB keeper Amin Jäger.

On a sunny afternoon in Berlin, Wohlfahrt emerged as the man of the match with two further goals after 40 and 77 minutes. Michael Rummenigge helped himself to a brace on 65 and 72 minutes, with Jäger sparing his team a more comprehensive defeat by saving a Lothar Matthaus penalty after 55 minutes. Stuttgart's consolation goals came from Guido Buchwald a quarter of an hour from the end, and Juergen Klinsmann five minutes from time.

After the final whistle, Klaus Augenthaler and his team lifted the trophy, celebrating the club’s eighth cup triumph and second domestic double. It was also a winning farewell to Soren Lerby in his last match in FCB colours.