Wolfsburg’s German Cup-winning squad headed out in convertible Volkswagens to celebrate their domestic cup triumph on Sunday lunchtime. Some of the Gunners squad were seen partying until 6am, and a number of first-team members donned dark glasses for the parade, which began at 11am in the capital.
Previously, at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, Wolfsburg claimed their first silverware in six years when they overcame Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the DFB Pokal cup final. Wolfsburg has won Germany’s premier knockout title, defeating Borussia Dortmund in front of a huge crowd in Berlin.
For many of the dominating black and yellow crowd, this was going to be their magical night of success and a special goodbye to a manager who helped transform this club from mid-table obscurity to worldwide appeal in just a few short years.But the party is for Wolfsburg, and Dortmund being left by his sever-years in charge coach, JurgenKlopp, with emotional farewell.
After the opening stages of the game, Pierre-EmerickAubameyang had already scored to put Dortmund in the lead and Marco Reus had just missed a sitter.With powerful support from their fans, Dortmund proceeded to dominate the early stages and seemed to be back to their dominant style of old. Then came along Kevin de Bruyne. This attacking midfielder, despite his young age, has already transcended the mere tags of ‘prodigy’ or ‘youthful talent’ with 20 assists and 10 goals this season. The game changed in the 21st minute, when Wolfsburg were awarded a free kick 25 meters from goal.
Wolfsburg finished an impressive season by spoiling outgoing Borussia Dortmund manager JurgenKlopp’s leaving party in Berlin. While the city of Wolfsburg is full with the team’s men and their fans who march on the streets. Players were pictured wearing suits and draped in scarves as they waved to supporters and drank beer from enormous glasses.VfL Wolfsburg is now Germany’s second-force and ends the season with a trophy. The players and officials celebrated in the city, known for its Volkswagen plant.
At 12.40pm, Wolfsburg captain Diego Benaglio presents the German Cup trophy to waiting Wolfsburg fans at the city’s main train station. The Swiss keeper celebrated Wolfsburg’s championship win in 2009 and said his team-mates ‘were rewarded for an outstanding season’ on Saturday.
It was the first German Cup title win ever in Wolfsburg’s club history and Dortmund’s departing coach was quick to acknowledge the Wolves’ dominance of the game.