(Sporting Alert) — Bayern Munich will be looking to complete what has already been a marvelous season with victory in the German Cup (German DFB Pokal) against VfB Stuttgart tonight.
The Bundesliga champion added another trophy to its cabinet this season by securing the European Champions League title last weekend when defeating fellow German outfits Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the final and will tonight look to complete the treble by lifting the German DFB Pokal crown.
Outgoing manager Jupp Heynckes named a very strong starting team for the clash as well with Manuel Neuer, who has been outstanding all season starting in goal.
Captain Philipp Lahm and David Alaba are also in the backline, while Champions League hero Arjen Robben, who scored the winning goal keeps his place in the starting lineup.
However, Mario Gomez is preferred up front instead of Mario Mandzukic, who was on target against Dortmund last weekend.
Javi Martínez, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribéry are all amongst the starters for Bayern Munich, while the talented Xherdan Shaqiri and Anatoliy Tymoschuk, who recently claimed that Heynckes could be on his way to coaching Real Madrid are on the bench.
Bayern Munich Team
1 Manuel Neuer; 5 Daniel van Buyten, 17 Jerome Boateng, 21 Philipp Lahm, 27 David Alaba; 7 Franck Ribéry, 8 Javi Martínez, 10 Arjen Robben, 25 Thomas Müller, 31 Bastian Schweinsteiger; 33 Mario Gomez.
Subs: 22 Tom Starke, 13 Rafinha, 26 Diego Contento, 11 Xherdan Shaqiri, 44 Anatoliy Tymoschuk, 9 Mario Mandzukic, 14 Claudio Pizarro.
1 Sven Ulreich; 5 Serdar Tasci,6 Georg Niedermeier, 21 Christian Molinaro, 24 Antonio Rüdiger;7 Martin Harnik, 15 Arthur Boka, 16 Ibrahima Traore, 20 Christian Gentner, 44 Alexandru Maxim;9 Vedad Ibisevic.
Subs: 22 Marc Ziegler, 2 Gotoku Sakai, 4 William Kvist, 12 Benedikt Röcker, 26 Raphael Holzhauser, 18 Cacau, 31 Shinji Okazaki