2007 DFB-Pokal Final

2007 DFB-Pokal Final
German Cup Final

Match programme cover
Event 2006–07 DFB-Pokal
After extra time
Date 26 May 2007 (2007-05-26)
Venue Olympiastadion, Berlin
Man of the Match Andreas Wolf (1. FC Nürnberg)
Referee Michael Weiner (Giesen)
Attendance 74,220

The 2007 DFB-Pokal Final decided the winner of the 2006–07 DFB-Pokal, the 64th running of Germany's premier football cup competition. In the final, 1. FC Nürnberg defeated VfB Stuttgart 3–2 after extra time,[1] thereby claiming their fourth title and denying Bundesliga champions Stuttgart a double. A 109th-minute strike from Danish midfielder Jan Kristiansen won the game for Nürnberg.

Paths to the Final

VfB Stuttgart

1. FC Nürnberg



Fans of champions 1. FC Nürnberg in the stadium.

Nürnberg started off strong in the final with a few opportunities, but a mistake by the Nürnberg defence saw Cacau open the scoring for Stuttgart 20 minutes in. Seven minutes later, Nürnberg equalised with a goal from Marek Mintál. The match went to half-time with scores level at 1–1.

Shortly after the restart, Marco Engelhardt headed the ball in to put Nürnberg ahead for the first time in the match. With 10 minutes remaining in regular time, Nürnberg goalkeeper Raphael Schäfer took down Mario Gómez, and referee Michael Weiner awarded a penalty. Pável Pardo converted the penalty to level the match at 2–2. The scores remained level, and the match went into extra time.

In the 109th minute, Jan Kristiansen shot from 28 meters out. The ball sailed over Stuttgart keeper Timo Hildebrand and hit the underside of the crossbar and going into the back of the net to give Nürnberg a 3–2 lead with 11 minutes remaining. The scores remained the same until the end of extra time, giving Nürnberg their fourth DFB-Pokal title.[2]


26 May 2007 (2007-05-26)
20:00 CEST
VfB Stuttgart 2–3 (a.e.t.) 1. FC Nürnberg
Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 74,220
Referee: Michael Weiner (Giesen)
VfB Stuttgart
1. FC Nürnberg
GK 1 Germany Timo Hildebrand
RB 3 Mexico Ricardo Osorio  55'  68'
CB 6 Portugal Fernando Meira (c)  32'
CB 17France Matthieu Delpierre
LB 21Switzerland Ludovic Magnin
RM 19Germany Roberto Hilbert
CM 28Germany Sami Khedira  67'  100'
CM 13Mexico Pável Pardo
LM 11Germany Thomas Hitzlsperger
SS 25Brazil Antônio da Silva  46'
CF 18Brazil Cacau Red card 30'
GK 41Austria Michael Langer
DF 15Ivory Coast Arthur Boka  68'
DF 35Germany Serdar Tasci  100'
MF 14Sweden Alexander Farnerud
FW 16Germany Benjamin Lauth
FW 19Switzerland Marco Streller
FW 33Germany Mario Gómez  118'  46'
Germany Armin Veh
GK 1 Germany Raphael Schäfer (c)
RB 28Germany Dominik Reinhardt
CB 5 Germany Andreas Wolf
CB 7 Czech Republic Marek Nikl  72'
LB 25Argentina Javier Pinola  115'
CM 6 Czech Republic Tomáš Galásek  92'
CM 22Germany Marco Engelhardt
AM 11Slovakia Marek Mintál  35'
RW 13Russia Ivan Saenko
CF 21Germany Markus Schroth  57'
LW 19Denmark Jan Kristiansen
GK 18Germany Daniel Klewer
DF 10Croatia Ivica Banović  115'
DF 23Australia Matthew Spiranovic  84'  72'
MF 8 Czech Republic Jan Polák  35'
MF 36Tunisia Jawhar Mnari
FW 35Germany Chhunly Pagenburg
Germany Hans Meyer

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shootout if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.


  1. "DFB-Pokal 2006-07" (in German). fussballdaten.de. 2008. Archived from the original on 5 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
  2. "Nürnberg gewinnt den Pokal" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 12 May 2016.

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