Highs and lows from Borussia Dortmund’s historic 2011/12 season

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Dortmund’s players celebrate with the trophies of the German Cup (C) and the Bundesliga first division (R) after their team won the German cup ” DFB Pokal ” final football match Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on May 12, 2012. Dortmund defeated Munich 5-2. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

High: First domestic double

A week after Borussia Dortmund lifted their eighth Bundesliga title, they would add their third DFB Pokal title to complete their first ever domestic double. The six game cup run was capped off by a dominant win in the final over Bayern Munich.

The run started with comfortable wins over SV Sandhausen and Dynamo Dresden. They would have a tough outing at Fortuna Dusseldorf, beating the then second division side on penalties to advance.

Another comfortable win against Holstein Kiel was followed by a second close outing against a second division side, this time away to Greuther Furth. Dortmund were seconds away from a second shootout before Ilkay Gundogan’s shot hit the post and went into the net off Jasmin Fejzic’s back, after Fejzic had just been subbed on in preparation of the incoming shootout.

The final is what made the cup that much more special for Dortmund though, beating Munich 5-2 in Berlin. Shinji Kagawa would get the ball rolling for Klopp’s side with his strike in the third minute, and Robert Lewandowski would take over the game after the sides traded goals from the penalty spot.

The Pole got his first in the dying moments of the first half, the second soon after the restart and the final came in the final ten minutes to kill off the game with Bayern pushing forward. It was the final game of the season for Dortmund, and a perfect way to send the side into the off-season.

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