Referee Felix Zwayer stands by his decision to deny Bayern Munich a penalty and a last-ditch chance to equalise in their DFB Pokal defeat Saturday.
Bayern's coach-in-waiting, Niko Kovac, exposed the German champions' lack of pace in the DFB Pokal final -- something he'll need to fix next season.
Niko Kovac said "football writes the best stories" after his Eintracht Frankfurt side beat future employer Bayern Munich 3-1 in the DFB Pokal final.
Eintracht Frankfurt pulled off a shock 3-1 upset over Bayern Munich in the final to win their first DFB Pokal since 1998.
Heynckes told a news conference ahead of his final game in charge of the club that the captain would return after months out.
Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes says goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is making good progress and "has everything that a goalkeeper needs."
Neuer, 32, has not played a competitive match since undergoing surgery in September and has yet to resume full training.
The semifinals of the DFB Pokal highlighted some glaring problems in the Bundesliga, with Bayern Munich's hegemony continuing to go unchallenged.
Bailey became the first Jamaican to score in a DFB-Pokal semifinal when he struck direct from a free kick in Tuesday's 6-2 defeat to Bayern Munich.
Another VAR controversy enraged Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic during the 1-0 win against Schalke in the DFB Pokal semifinal.
Eintracht Frankfurt edged Schalke 1-0 away on Wednesday to book their place in the DFB Pokal final against Bayern Munich.
Bayern brushed aside Leverkusen with top-shelf goalkeeping by Sven Ulreich and a relentless attack led by Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller.
Thomas Muller's hat trick helped Bayern Munich cruise into the DFB Pokal final with a 6-2 thrashing of Bayer Leverkusen at the BayArena on Tuesday.