Created on 15-05-2014 at 15:30 PM
The 71st DFB Cup final is proving a mouthwatering prospect for football fans in Germany and further afield. The Bayern v Borussia Dortmund clash will be broadcast live in 182 countries, reaching the biggest-ever audience for the German domestic cup competition. FCB are looking to lift the cup for the seventeenth time, while it would be a fourth success for Dortmund. fcbayern.de brings you the key facts and figures in the build-up to the 71st DFB Cup final.
Champions against runners-up
Saturday's match will be just the third time the reigning Bundesliga champions and runners-up have met in the DFB Cup final. In 2005 it was FCB against Schalke, and Bayern against Dortmund in 2012. This game pits the two most successful teams of the past five years against each other: 2012 double winners against 2013 treble winners, 2011 and 2012 champions against 2010, 2013 and 2014 champions; 2012 cup winners against 2013 cup winners, 2012/13 Champions League finalists and the two Bundesliga teams with the most points this century.
229 cup ties to date
The final against Borussia Dortmund will be Bayern’s DFB Cup tie number 229 since 1935. And the overall record is impressive: Bayern have won 172 of the previous 228 cup ties (in 54 campaigns), drawn 20 and lost just 36 times. The goals tally reads 659 for and 234 against.
Cup triumph number 17?
Bayern could lift the DFB Cup for the seventeenth time on Saturday. The 16 previous titles make Bayern the record cup winners in German football. The first FCB cup final success was a 1-0 win against Fortuna Düsseldorf in 1957 and the most recent was the 3-2 victory over VfB Stuttgart a year ago. Bayern are set to make their 20th cup final appearance with only three ending in defeat. Borussia Dortmund are in the final for the sixth time and they have three DFB Cup titles from 1965, 1989 and 2012.
Record double winners FCB
No other club has ever won the cup and league double as often as FC Bayern. FCB have won both titles in the same season nine times with Dortmund, Schalke, FC Köln and Werder Bremen achieving that feat just once. FCB last won the double in 2012/13 and are the only club to successfully defend the double (2005/06).
Record holder Schweinsteiger
A win against Dortmund on Saturday would give Bastian Schweinsteiger his seventh cup winner’s medal following success in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013. It would also put him one ahead of Oliver Kahn (6). Schweinsteiger has also played the most DFB Cup games of any member of the current FCB squad. The midfielder has appeared in 47 ties ahead of Claudio Pizarro (46) and Philipp Lahm (43). Sepp Maier and Gerd Müller hold the record at Bayern with 63 cup appearances each.
Pizarro on target
The top scorer in the DFB Cup from the current Bayern squad is Claudio Pizarro with 27 goals to date. The Peruvian striker is eleventh in the all-time goalscorer rankings alongside Jupp Heynckes. 'Bomber' Gerd Müller is way out in front with 78 goals in 63 games. The top FCB marksman in the current cup campaign is Thomas Müller with seven goals.
Neuer set for final record
Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is on the verge of setting a new record in the DFB Cup. If, as expected, the Bayern number one plays against Borussia Dortmund it will be the fourth time in succession the 28-year-old has played in a cup final. No other player has achieved that before. Neuer was in goal for Schalke 04 in 2011 before playing for FCB in the 2012 and 2013 finals.
Stadium and fans
The DFB Cup final has been played at Berlin Olympic Stadium since 1985. That is not set to change as the German Football Association (DFB) and the City of Berlin have recently extended their current agreement to 2020. Saturday's match between FC Bayern and Borussia Dortmund will be the 36th DFB Cup final in the capital. It will be a sell-out with 76,197 spectators enjoying the action in person. The clash will also be broadcast live to a record 182 countries.