Bayern Munich eyeing DFB Pokal win against Bayer Leverkusen

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Serge Gnabry, Bayern Munich and Moussa Diaby, Bayer Leverkusen. (Photo by MATTHIAS HANGST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Bayern Munich face Bayer Leverkusen in DFB Pokal final on Saturday.

After a successful Bundesliga campaign, the focus for Bayern Munich shifts to two cup competitions. The immediate attention will be on DFB Pokal final since Champions League is set to take place in August. Die Roten will face Bayer Leverkusen in Pokal final on Saturday in Berlin.

Rekordmeister made a strong comeback in the second half of the season to clinch the Bundesliga title by a whopping ten points margin. Hansi Flick managed to get his team to stitch a long unbeaten run stretching from mid-December to last weekend in the Bundesliga to retain the title. They didn’t suffer a single defeat in 2020, dropping points only once in a goalless draw against RB Leipzig in February.

The German manager also got results in the cup competitions during this run. With the improvement in the style of play since Niko Kovac‘s departure, Flick will be eager to match his predecessor’s achievement in domestic competitions on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen have a chance to salvage their season by winning a trophy. They came agonizingly close to book a place for next season’s European competition. Peter Bosz has got Leverkusen playing an attractive style of football, so the final could be an intriguing tactical clash between two managers.

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