Jurgen Klopp waved farewell to Dortmund with a defeat in the German Cup final.
There were few surprises in Dieter Hecking’s team selection. Andre Schurrle continues to be left on the bench ,with both wide players in good form.
Timm Klose has displaced Robin Knoche at the heart of Wolfsburg’s backline, while Naldo – who had been an injury doubt – was fit to start alongside him.
Jurgen Klopp’s final team selection was roughly the players he’d picked most frequently in this disjointed campaign – with one exception, as Erik Durm got the nod over Lukasz Piszczek at right-back.
Otherwise, the team was expected, and broadly in the 4-2-3-1 system Klopp has favoured at Dortmund.
This was an unusual cup final – it was action-packed and end-to-end, with a succession of goalscoring opportunities. Wolfsburg didn’t ever force spells of strong dominance or pile pressure on the Dortmund defence, but instead were extremely efficient with their use of the ball in the second ‘quarter’ of the game, when they effectively won it. Read more »