German Cup Preview - Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund 21 Dec

Started by Bensergi, Dec 20, 2017, 10:40 PM

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Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund

It has been called the dream final that was played too way early. It is only the third round of the German Cup, but whoever wins this tie at Allianz Arena will be favoured to win it all.

Dortmund are the reigning champions, having knocked Bayern out of the semi-finals last season. The year before, Bayern defeat Bayern in the final.

Bayern will be without Arjen Robben, and the Dutchman will be replaced by Kingsley Coman on the right.

Thomas Müller played only half an hour in the 1-0 win over Stuttgart as a sub; he thus seems virtually guaranteed to start against Dortmund. He can play centrally behind Lewandowski.

Dortmund have rebounded since the surprise appointment of former Cologne coach Peter Stoger.

The yellow and black brigade have won their last two Bundesliga matches, ending an eight-game winless streak.

Unfortunately, Stoger could be without his ace striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is dealing with muscular problems.

Dortmund and Bayern Munich have already played 97 matches in the history of both clubs. Out of those matches, Bayern has the advantage winning 44 of them, but Dortmund has just defeated them 24 times.

The most recent meeting was back in October, the Bavarians running out 3-1 winners at the home turf of Dortmund.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 2-0 Borussia Dortmund


Match Stats:

  • Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
  • Shots: 13-10
  • Possession: 50%-50%
  • Corner kicks: 7-6

Jerome Boateng and Thomas Muller scored first-half goals as Bayern Munich beat holders Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup last 16.

The German champions hit the woodwork twice before Boateng headed them into a 12th-minute lead.

Muller doubled their advantage five minutes before half-time, after the Bavarians had missed six other chances.

Dortmund came back into the contest as Andriy Yarmolenko heading in unmarked at the far post in the 77th minute.

After winning their two previous matches under new coach Peter Stoger, Dortmund pushed hard for an equaliser but efforts from Jeremy Toljan and Andre Schurrle went narrowly wide.

Sweden international Alexander Isak and Sokratis Papastathopoulos also went close for the visitors, who have reached the final in each of the last four years.

Bayer Leverkusen also booked their spot in the quarter-finals with a 1-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach, while Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen advanced, along with Mainz 05, who beat Stuttgart 3-1 on Tuesday.

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