For the first time since 2012, Borussia Dortmund was able to secure its position as top team in the German Bundesliga again. On May 27, 2017. Borussia Dortmund won the 2017 German Cup (DFB Pokal) by beating Eintracht Frankfurt 2 : 1 in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.
French starlet Ousmane Dembele gave the Black and Yellows an early lead before Ante Rebic scored a deserved equalizer for Frankfurt.
Despite both teams hitting the woodwork, Bundesliga top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the winner from the penalty spot after goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky brought down Christian Pulisic in the box midway through the second half.
With Julian Weigl injured after breaking his ankle in the penultimate Bundesliga game of the season, coach Thomas Tuchel opted for Matthias Ginter in defensive midfield instead of Nuri Sahin, justifying his decision by saying he expected long balls from a physical Frankfurt side.
Making their first appearance in the cup final since 2006, Eintracht coach Niko Kovac handed Slobodan Medojevic his debut in place of Guillermo Varela, after the Argentinian loanee from Manchester United was internally suspended for having a tattoo. Up front, Rebic and Haris Seferovic lead the line.