The DFL super cup was founded in 1987 and is a German competition, which is played between the current winners of the Bundesliga title and the DFB-POKAL cup. If one team happens to win the double, that is both the league and the POKAL cup, then they will play the runners up of the Bundesliga for the super cup. It differs from other final cup matches in the sense that if the normal 90 minutes end in a draw then they do not go into extra time but directly skip to the penalty shoot out to decide the winner of the cup. Bayern Munich is the current top winning side of the cup having won it 5 times. Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen, both have won the cup 4 times. Other teams, which have won the cup, include, but are not limited to, Schalke 04 and Stuttgart.

This years DFL super cup will be played on the 13th of August 2014 in Dortmund, between Bayern Munich and Dortmund. Bayern Munich has won the double and hence play Bundesliga runner up Dortmund in the cup match. Both these teams have been meeting each other in this match for the past two years. Bayern Munich won the cup in 2012 while Dortmund won it in 2013, making the latter one the current cup holders.

So who will win the cup this time around? Only time will tell. But both teams have some positives. While Bayern Munich have a team full of world cup champions in their squad (though that means less practice time pre match), Dortmund has a team who has been able to practice well in their off season time. But never the less it will be an exciting match and one any soccer fan would not want to miss.
Good luck to both teams.

Paul Koroma

I learned all about life with a ball at my feet. Soccer allows me to push the limitation of creativity and express myself without saying a word. Soccer is my addiction. I train. I play, and I repeat every single day.

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