The FC Bayern Munchen celebrated the victory in the German Cup Final at a celebration at Munich’s Marienplatz where fans gathered in thousands beneath the balcony of the Town Hall. FC Bayern are the 2016 double winners! The German champions crowned the season with a victory in the DFB Cup final against Borussia Dortmund, handing head coach Pep Guardiola the farewell match he always wanted. The 4-3 victory on penalties yielded some remarkable stats and records:
1 - Only one previous cup final has finished goalless after 120 minutes, the 1992 final between Hannover and Mönchengladbach.
2 - The Bavarians have won the DFB Cup every other season this century, sealing eight of a possible 16 triumphs.
4 - The reigning champions and the Bundesliga runners-up faced off for the fourth time in a cup final, with the champions prevailing every single time.
5 - 73 editions of the cup final have yielded only five penalty shootouts, most recently in 1999, when Bremen won 6-5 against Bayern.
7 - Pep Guardiola concluded his three years at Bayern with his seventh trophy.
9 - FC Bayern have won nine of their last ten cup finals.
11 - The Munich men wrapped up their 11th double. FCB sealed both the German championship and the DFB Cup for the third time in four years.
18 - FC Bayern won the cup for the 18th time. No other team boasts more than six triumphs in the competition.
23 - Bayern are now unbeaten in 23 cup ties, equalling their own record set from 1997 to 2002.
100 - Robert Lewandowski proved a cool customer when he put away his penalty, crowning his 100th appearance for Bayern with his 67th goal.
The celebration today at the Marienplatz hasn’t been transmitted live as usual. According to a tweet by the Bayerischer Rundfunk, this is due to financial demands by the FC Bayern. The FC admitted via their official Facebook page that they had asked for a €300,000 participation on security costs and that they came to an agreement with Sport1 to show the celebration live from the Marienplatz.