Contempt undoubtedly will be on display when familiar foes meet in the German Cup final.
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will face off Saturday in Berlin’s Olimpiastadion in the DFB-Pokal final. The game will mark the end of the German soccer season and the conclusion of Pep Guardiola’s three-year tenure as Bayern Munich’s head coach and Mats Hummels’ eight-plus-year spell as the rock of Borussia Dortmund’s defense.
Bragging rights and a trophy also are at stake, as the first- and second-place finishers in this season’s Bundesliga (German first division) clash in the cup final for the fourth time since 2008. Bayern Munich is chasing its record-extending 18th DFB-Pokal triumph and second domestic double under Guardiola. Borussia Dortmund wants to win its first DFB-Pokal since 2012 and prove the 10-point gap in the Bundesliga standings doesn’t fairly represent where the teams currently stand in relation to one another.
Here’s how to watch the Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund DFB Cup final online:
When: Saturday, May 21 at 26 p.m. ET
Live Stream: WatchESPN
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