German DFB Cup
Bor Dortmd1VfL Wolfsburg3

Borussia Dortmund 1-3 VfL Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg and Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp (right) has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester City

Jurgen Klopp's final match in charge of Borussia Dortmund ended in defeat by Wolfsburg in the DFB Pokal final.

Berlin was seemingly bathed in yellow as the fanatical Dortmund fans travelled to watch their coach, who helped them to two league titles, try to end his tenure on a high.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Dortmund the perfect start from close range.

But Wolfsburg hit back through Luiz Gustavo, Kevin De Bruyne and Bas Dost to win their first German Cup.

It was a brutal response by Wolfsburg, who finished the league season second in the Bundesliga, after Gabon forward Aubameyang had fired home ex-Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa's delivery in the fifth minute.

Dortmund, league runners-up last season, have looked flimsy at the back during the 2014-15 campaign. They finished seventh in the Bundesliga, but struggled at the wrong end of the table up until Christmas.

And in the 22nd minute those frailties were exposed once more when Brazil international Gustavo collected the loose ball after keeper Mitchell Langerak had parried into his path from Naldo's low free-kick.

Dortmund were punished again moments later. This time former Chelsea midfielder De Bruyne, who has been one of Wolfsburg's players of the season, fired in from outside the area.

And the men in yellow suffered a third setback just before half-time when Dutch striker Dost, who scored 16 goals for Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga this season, was left unmarked at the far post to head in Ivan Perisic's cross.

Kagawa and Aubameyang went close for Dortmund in the second half, but Dieter Hecking's Wolfsburg side looked comfortable as they held on for a historic win.

Line-ups

Bor Dortmd

  • 22Langerak
  • 37DurmSubstituted forBlaszczykowskiat 68'minutes
  • 4Subotic
  • 15Hummels
  • 29SchmelzerBooked at 84mins
  • 8Gündogan
  • 5KehlSubstituted forPiszczekat 68'minutes
  • 10MkhitaryanBooked at 61mins
  • 7Kagawa
  • 11ReusSubstituted forImmobileat 79'minutes
  • 17Aubameyang

Substitutes

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 6Bender
  • 9Immobile
  • 16Blaszczykowski
  • 25Papastathopoulos
  • 26Piszczek
  • 28Ginter

VfL Wolfsburg

  • 1Benaglio
  • 8VieirinhaBooked at 90mins
  • 25Naldo
  • 5Klose
  • 34Rodriguez
  • 27ArnoldSubstituted forSchürrleat 81'minutes
  • 22Luiz Gustavo
  • 9PerisicSubstituted forGuilavoguiat 74'minutes
  • 14De BruyneBooked at 88mins
  • 7CaligiuriSubstituted forTräschat 85'minutes
  • 12Dost

Substitutes

  • 3Bendtner
  • 4Schäfer
  • 15Träsch
  • 17Schürrle
  • 20Grün
  • 23Guilavogui
  • 31Knoche
Referee:
Dr. Felix Brych
Attendance:
75,815

Match Stats

Home TeamBor DortmdAway TeamVfL Wolfsburg
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away15

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