About the League-Cup

Participants
The 5 top-placed teams of the past Bundesliga-season and the Cup winner.
If one of the 5 top-placed teams is also the Cup winner, the 6th placed team will take part.

Television
All games will be shown live on TV.

Mode
In the preliminary round the sixth of the Bundesliga play against the third placed team for the first spot in the semifinal. The winner of the match between the fourth and the fifth placed teams of the league table will get the second spot. The German Champion and the winner of the DFB-Cup are seeded for the semifinal. A draw after 90 minutes will immediately be followed by a penalty shoot-out.

Winner
2007 Bayern München(1:0 in the final against Schalke 04)
2006 Werder Bremen (2:0 in the final against Bayern München)
2005 FC Schalke 04 (1:0 in the final against VfB Stuttgart)
2004 Bayern München (3:2 in the final against Werder Bremen)
2003 Hamburger SV (4:2 in the final against Borussia Dortmund)
2002 Hertha BSC Berlin (4:1 in the final against Schalke 04)
2001 Hertha BSC Berlin (4:1 in the final against Schalke 04)
2000 Bayern München (5:1 in the final against Hertha BSC Berlin)
1999 Bayern München (2:1 in the final against SV Werder Bremen)
1998 Bayern München (4:0 in the final against VfB Stuttgart)
1997 Bayern München (2:0 in the final against VfB Stuttgart)