DFB Cup completes the treble in 2013
Party, pogo, polonaise! This was the scene on 1 June 2013 after the final whistle in Berlin Olympic Stadium. Seven years ago today, Bayern Munich completed the treble by winning the DFB Cup. With OANS, ZWOA, DREI - GWUNNA printed T-shirts, the Bavarians ran wild across the pitch to celebrate this historic success, the first time a German team had ever won all three titles in one year. There was dancing, singing and lots of partying.
Watch the game again and relive the special day here:
With a close 3-2 victory over VfB Stuttgart, Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger & Co. finally immortalised themselves in the history books following their victories in the Bundesliga and the Champions League. Thomas Müller (37) gave Munich the lead against the Swabians with a penalty before Mario Gomez (48, 61) made it 3-0 with a second half brace. VfB began to mount a comeback with two goals from Martin Harnik (71, 80), but Bayern pulled through and secured their third trophy of the season. We look back at this special day with the best pictures from the final.
Grinning like a Cheshire cat
Madness, they'd done it! Bastian Schweinsteiger could hardly believe his eyes and didn't hide his grin after the final whistle. FCB had won the treble!
Jupp, Jupp, Jupp
That moment when you get three litres of chilled wheat beer poured over your head. After a win like this, you don't mind. Not even a dripping wet suit could bother Jupp Heynckes.
Raise your hands and disco pogo
Skipping and jumping: nothing else mattered that evening. The treble was perfection, and nothing could ruin the moment for the team. The party was celebrated in typical Bavarian fashion, with everything that goes with it: beer showers, fan chants and of course pogo. The 16th DFB cup victory was a very special one.
The father of success
After the euphoric celebrations, Jupp Heynckes wanted to let the achievements sink in and walked over the legendary pitch in the Berlin Olympic Stadium alone - similar to Franz Beckenbauer after the 1990 World Cup triumph. For Heynckes it was the perfect farewell to Bayern - for the time being. The father of the treble returned in 2017.
Double Ribéry 😲
Too much celebration? Are we seeing double vision? It wasn't just the fans who were impressed by Franck Ribery's performances during the season, but also goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. So much so that he put on a mask with the Frenchman's face. The FCB number seven was awarded the title "European Footballer of the Year" for his strong season.
This fan banner went straight to the point. Bayern just couldn't get enough in the 2012/13 season. With the greatest success in club history and probably the most attractive football that the Munich side have ever played, they didn't just win titles and break records - they won over many footballing hearts.
Neuer does his thing
Manuel Neuer was threatened early on. He prevented VfB from taking the lead with an incredible double save in the 22nd minute. Two brilliant stops only he could pull off. At that moment it became clear: with a keeper like Neuer, the treble was possible.
Nobody celebrates like Thomas Müller
Thomas Müller took the first step towards victory over the Swabians with his goal. Shortly before half-time, Ibrahima Traoré brought down Philipp Lahm. Müller placed the ball on the penalty spot and converted for the 1-0 lead. His subsequent cheers, as always, were unmistakably Müller.
Never give up on a lost ball
The Bavarians were full of motivation. They really wanted this historic treble and threw themselves into every challenge. Here David Alaba shows full commitment in front of VfB captain Serdar Tasci.
Dominant in any situation
But the Munich men didn't just have everything under control on the ground. With this artistic take-down, Javi Martínez showed that FCB were in control in the air as well!
Neuer is there
Bayern played well, but when something did come through, Manuel Neuer was mostly on hand to make the save. Victory in the DFB Cup was essential that evening!
A well earned drink!
The wheat beer was not just used for showering. Tom Starke, Mario Gómez and Rafinha enjoyed a cold drink after the game. With a quiet beer they could finally take in what they had achieved as a team. It was amazing. Cheers to you!
We spoke to Daniel van Buyten about this unforgettable day: