On the heals of its emphatic victory against the floundering Hamburger SV, FC Bayern München draw a team that might replace the Rothosen in the Bundesliga next season, 1. FC Kaiserslautern.
Kaiserslautern got a 114th minute winner in extra time from Karim Matmour to down Bayer 04 Leverkusen in BayArena, an upset of epic proportions for die roten Teufel. The club currently have 34 points in the 2. Bundesliga, perched in the third – the promotion playoff – position in the table. The team that they are chasing for a guaranteed promotion spot, SpVgg Greuther Fürth, is the last team to reach the DFB Pokal semifinal and gain promotion in the same season.
Having reached the final seven times, Kaiserslautern have won the DFB Pokal only twice, in 1990 and 1996. FC Bayern have the most final appearances with 19, winning the tournament 16 times.
The match will be the tenth meeting between the two in the German Cup. FC Bayern have won seven of the nine previous meetings, the other two a drawn replay and 1-2 loss. The Rekordmeister hold a 59 W, 16 D, 19 L record in all competitions.
The last time the two met in any competition was the second round of last season's DFB Pokal, a 4-0 victory where FC Bayern played most if its reserve players. The two have never met beyond the quarterfinal round in the German Cup.
The match will take place on April 15th in Allianz Arena, three days after the second Klassiker of the season. Dortmund will face VfL Wolfsburg, possibly setting up a 2012 DFB Pokal finals rematch between the yellows and the reds.
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