2008 DFB Cup win
Sun, 19/04/20, 10:00
Toni brace downs Dortmund in final
Luca Toni once again demonstrated his inimitable goalscoring ability on 19 April 2008 as the Italian World Cup winner helped Bayern to a 2-1 extra-time win over Borussia Dortmund in the final of the DFB Cup. It was his brace at the Olympiastadion in Berlin that ensured the record champions were once again lifting silverware after a barren campaign the previous year.
Toni converts Ribery’s cross
The striker’s first goal was a prime example of the season so far, with Toni and Franck Ribery combining brilliantly in their first campaign with Bayern. The Frenchman set off dribbling towards the penalty area, delivering a precise cross to the perfectly placed Toni to make it 1-0 after just 11 minutes. And, of course, it was followed by his trademark celebration, twisting his hand by his ear.
A striker who knows where to be
Bayern were unable to see out the game, though, leaving Dortmund with a chance, which they took with the last attack of injury time as Mladen Petric sent the game to extra-time. Again, it was FCB controlling the play and again they set off on the attack in the 103rd minute with Ribery and Lukas Podolski bearing down on the BVB goal. The ball may have been deflected, but Toni was exactly where he had to be and instinctively steered it over the line to restore the lead. This time Bayern didn’t give it up and would claim the cup.
League and cup double
On 17 May, Bayern rounded off the 2007/08 season with the Bundesliga title and therefore the domestic double. Toni was also the league’s top scorer with 24 goals.
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