Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen will square off against Bundesliga 2 outfit 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the DFB-Pokal 2023-24 final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on Saturday, May 25. 

The Kaiserslautern vs Leverkusen DFB-Pokal final will start at 11:30 PM IST.

Organised by the German Football Association (DFB), the DFB-Pokal, also known as the German Cup, is a German knockout football cup competition held every year.

Under manager Xabi Alonso, Bayer Leverkusen will aim to bag a domestic double when they face Kaiserslautern in Saturday's DFB-Pokal final.

Having registered 28 wins and six draws, Leverkusen have already clinched the Bundesliga 2023-24 title after finishing on top of the standings with 90 points from 34 games. 

Meanwhile, Leverkusen will look to quickly bounce back after Serie A side Atalanta ended their remarkable 51-match unbeaten streak in the Europa League 2023-24 final on Thursday, May 23.

Leverkusen succumbed to a 0-3 defeat courtesy Atalanta winger Ademola Lookman’s brilliant hat-trick to register their first loss after 361 days.

Earlier, the Xabi Alonso’s men thrashed Bundesliga 2’s Fortuna Düsseldorf 4-0 in their DFB-Pokal 2023-24 semi-final encounter in April.

On the other hand, Kaiserslautern ended third-tier Saarbrucken's fairy-tale run to set up a DFB Cup final with Bundesliga champions Leverkusen.

Marlon Ritter and Almamy Touré netted a goal each to help Kaiserslautern register a 2-0 victory over Saarbrucken in their DFB-Pokal 2023-24 semi-final clash.

Interestingly, Kaiserslautern have previously won the DFB-Pokal on two occasions in 1990 and 1996, while Bayer 04 Leverkusen have clinched the German Cup once in 1993. 

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich are the most successful team in DFB-Pokal history with a record 20 titles.

Going by recent form,  Bayer Leverkusen will start as overwhelming favourites against Kaiserslautern in the DFB-Pokal final on Saturday.

Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen head-to-head

Bayer Leverkusen have a superior head-to-head record against 1. FC Kaiserslautern across competitions, winning 26 of the 59 matches that they have played against each other. FC Kaiserslautern have registered 19 victories while as many as 14 games have ended in draws.

The last time these two sides met, Bayer Leverkusen secured a 2-0 win over Kaiserslautern in a DFB-Pokal Round of 16 clash in March 2015.

Where to watch Kaiserslautern vs Leverkusen DFB-Pokal final live in India

The Kaiserslautern vs Leverkusen DFB-Pokal final will be telecast live on Sony Sports Ten 2 and Sony Sports Ten 2 HD TV channels in India.

Live streaming of the Kaiserslautern vs Leverkusen German Cup final will be available on the SonyLIV app and website.

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