Waleed Yassin previews Saturday evening’s German Cup clash between Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg.
Jurgen Klopp is looking forward tonight to win his second German Cup with Borussia Dortmund in his last match as their manager. The match will also be Sebastian Kehl’s last for Dortmund, with the 35-year-old midfielder set to retire at the end of the season after 14 years with the team.
Borussia Dortmund were bottom of the Bundesliga in February but recovered to secure seventh and a Europa League place with victory over Werder Bremen in Klopp’s final home game in charge.
However, Jurgen Klopp has said: “It was our target at the start of the season to be here now and I’m happy we are after such a difficult season,” and also added “We still have something left to do. It’s not my aim to be the hero tomorrow – I’m happy to leave that to the players.”
Wolfsburg, who finished second in the league, 10 points behind the Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, have never won the German Cup. The closest they have been to win the cup was reaching the final in 1995 but lost 3-0 to Borussia Monchengladbach.
The wolves will pay tribute to former player Junior Malanda, who has died in a car accident, by wearing a special shirt for the match in Berlin. Wolfsburg also had the better of their two league meetings with Dortmund earning a 2-2 draw at Signal Iduna Park before a 2-1 home win in the Volkswagen Arena.
Both teams will be looking to win this title today for completely different reasons and without any doubt, its going to be one of the most exciting matches this season.