2011–12 DFB-Pokal

2011–12 DFB-Pokal
Country Germany
Teams 64
Champions Borussia Dortmund
Runners-up Bayern Munich
Matches played 63
Goals scored 224 (3.56 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Robert Lewandowski
(7 goals)

The 2011–12 DFB-Pokal was the sixty-ninth season of the annual German football cup competition. It commenced on 29 July 2011 with the first of six rounds and concluded on 12 May 2012 with the final at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

Since both finalists have qualified for the UEFA Champions League, the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League (group stage) spot was given to the fifth-placed Fußball-Bundesliga team.[1] Schalke 04 were the reigning holders, but they were beaten by Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Third Round.

Participating clubs

The following 64 teams competed in Round 1:

2010–11 Fußball-Bundesliga
all clubs
2010–11 2. Fußball-Bundesliga
all clubs
2010–11 3. Fußball-Liga
best four teams
Winners of 21 regional cup competitions1

1 The three regions with the most participating teams in their league competitions (Bavaria, Lower Saxony, Westphalia) are allowed to enter two teams for the competition.
2 Bavarian Cup runners-up Wacker Burghausen had to compete in a play-off against SpVgg Unterhaching, the winners of the match between the losing semi-finalists, for the second Bavarian spot; this play-off was won by Unterhaching.[2]
3 Since SV Wehen Wiesbaden will enter the competition via their league placement, runners-up Hessen Kassel will inherit the spot reserved for the cup winners.
4 Since Hansa Rostock will enter the competition via their league placement, runners-up Anker Wismar will inherit the spot reserved for the cup winners.
5 Since Eintracht Braunschweig will enter the competition via their league placement, VfB Oldenburg and TSV Ottersberg as losing semi-finalists played a single match to determine the second Lower Saxony participiant. This match was won by Oldenburg.[3]


The rounds of the 2011–12 competition are scheduled as follows:[4]


The draws for the different rounds are conducted as following:[5] For the first round, the participating teams will be split into two pots. The first pot contains all teams which have qualified through their regional cup competitions, the best four teams of the 3rd Liga and the bottom four teams of the Second Bundesliga. Every team from this pot will be drawn to a team from the second pot, which contains all remaining professional teams. The teams from the first pot will be set as the home team in the process.

The two-pot scenario will also be applied for the second round, with the remaining 3rd Liga/amateur teams in the first pot and the remaining professional teams in the other pot. Once one pot is empty, the remaining pairings will be drawn from the other pot with the first-drawn team for a match serving as hosts. For the remaining rounds, the draw will be conducted from just one pot. Any remaining 3rd Liga/amateur team will be the home team if drawn against a professional team. In every other case, the first-drawn team will serve as hosts.

Round 1

The draw was made on 11 June 2011.[6]

As in the 2010–11 competition, Hallescher FC will have to move their first-round match against Eintracht Frankfurt to another ground because re-building of their own Kurt-Wabbel-Stadion has not yet been completed. After several attempts of moving the tie to other locations, including Paul-Greifzu-Stadion at nearby Dessau-Roßlau and Frankenstadion at Nuremberg, were unsuccessful because of security concerns,[7][8] the match will eventually be played at cross-town Stadion am Bildungszentrum, the current home ground of the club.[9] Anker Wismar will also have to move their tie against Hannover 96 from their own Paul-Bürger-Stadion because of security requirements. The match will be played at Lohmühle, Lübeck.[10] Other matches have been moved for capacity reasons, including FC TeningenFC Schalke 04 (to be played at Badenova-Stadion in nearby Freiburg),[11] SC Wiedenbrück 20001. FC Köln (to be played at Heidewaldstadion, Gütersloh),[12] SVN Zweibrücken1. FSV Mainz 05 (to be played at Waldstadion, Homburg)[13] and Germania Windeck1899 Hoffenheim (Sportpark Höhenberg, Cologne).[7] Headlines made Hamburg Cup winner Eimsbütteler TV, who lost almost its complete first and second teams because of disagreements over how to split the money earned from reaching the first round. ETV was forced to field a side predominantly made up of players from its under-19 side.[14]

All times CEST

Round 2

The draw for this round took place on 6 August 2011.[15] The matches were played on 25–26 October 2011.

Round 3

The draw for this round took place on 30 October 2011.[16] The matches were played on 20–21 December 2011.


The draw for this round took place on 21 December 2011.[17] The matches were played on 7–8 February 2012.

All times CET

7 February 2012
Holstein Kiel 0 – 4 Borussia Dortmund
Report  11' Lewandowski
 18' Kagawa
 80' Barrios
 87' Perišić
Holstein-Stadion, Kiel
Attendance: 11,386
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Berlin)

8 February 2012
1899 Hoffenheim 0 – 1 Greuther Fürth
Report  44' Occéan
Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Marco Fritz (Korb)

8 February 2012
Hertha BSC 0 – 2 (a.e.t.) Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report  101' (pen.) Daems
 120' Wendt
Olympic Stadium, Berlin
Attendance: 47,465
Referee: Felix Brych (Munich)

8 February 2012
VfB Stuttgart 0 – 2 Bayern Munich
Report  30' Ribéry
 46' Gómez


The draw for this round took place on 11 February 2012.[18] The matches were played on 20–21 March 2012.

All times CET


Main article: 2012 DFB-Pokal Final

12 May 2012 (2012-05-12)
20:00 CEST
Borussia Dortmund 5–2 Bayern Munich
Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 75,708
Referee: Peter Gagelmann (Bremen)


Top goalscorers

Final statistics.[19]

7 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals

Top assistants

Final statistics.[20]

4 assists
3 assists
2 assists


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