|Event 1997 DFB-Ligapokal|
|Referee Jürgen Jansen (Essen)|
|Date 26 July 1997 (1997-07-26)|
Venue Ulrich-Haberland-Stadion, Leverkusen
The 1997 DFB-Ligapokal Final decided the winner of the 1997 DFB-Ligapokal, the 1st edition of the reiterated DFB-Ligapokal, a knockout football cup competition.
The match was played on 26 July 1997 at the Ulrich-Haberland-Stadion in Leverkusen. Bayern Munich won the match 2–0 against VfB Stuttgart for their 1st title.
Route to the final
The DFB-Ligapokal is a six team single-elimination knockout cup competition. There are a total of two rounds leading up to the final. Four teams enter the preliminary round, with the two winners advancing to the semi-finals, where they will be joined by two additional clubs who were given a bye. For all matches, the winner after 90 minutes advances. If still tied, extra time, and if necessary penalties are used to determine the winner.