Bayern Munich return to the field on Wednesday in the Quarterfinals of the 2015-16 DFB Pokal. Their trip to the rewirpowerSTADION sees the Bavarians take on 2.Bundesliga side VfL Bochum. A berth in the semifinals is on the line, and Bayern will be looking to join Werder Bremen, Borussia Dortmund, and the winner of the match between Heidenheim and Hertha BSC.
How They Got Here
5-0 FSV Salmrohr
1-0 FC Kaiserslautern
2-0 1860 Munich
The second division side will have an extra day of rest heading into this match. Bochum's last game, a 2-0 victory over SC Freiburg, took place in one of Friday's matches. How much that actually impacts things on the field, remains to be seen.
Bochum coach Gertjan Verbeek likes his side chances. "That said, we'll be allowed to play our game against them which is good," he said. "It'll be a good match to watch." However, he also has his eyes on the true prize of any second division: Promotion. "I'd rather play twice a year against Bayern, though. That's what we're working towards. But we're not quite there yet so you need to make the most of these sort of cup games.
How They Got Here
3-1 FC Nöttingen
3-1 VfL Wolfsburg
1-0 Darmstadt 98
Having been held to a scoreless draw against Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend, Bayern will be looking to put multiple goals past Bochum goalkeeper Manuel Riemann. Thomas Müller was a late second half sub, so it's likely that he's on the field from the start to aid Bayern's attack.
A trip to the semifinals is on the line, and Bayern are prepared to continue their quest for another triple in Bochum.
Once the lineups are released, this thread will be updated.
Location: rewirpowerSTADION, Bochum, Germany
Time: 8:30 pm local time, 2:30 pm ET
TV/Streaming: USA (ESPN3, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes ), Germany (ARD Das Erste, Sky Sport 2 | HD, Sky Go, TeleClub Sport Live), UK (BT Sport Europe)
Full Listings: Other Countries
Haberer – Eisfeld – Bulut
Hoogland – Losilla
Perthel – Bastians – Fabian – Celozzi
Bench: Felix Dornebusch, Malcolm Cacutalua, Jan Simunek, Arvydas Novikovas, Tobias Weis, Marco Terrazzino, Peniel Mlapa
Douglas Costa – Thomas Müller – Thiago Alcantara – Arjen Robben
David Alaba – Holger Badstuber – Joshua Kimmich – Philipp Lahm
Bench: Tom Starke, Rafinha, Juan Bernat, Sebastian Rode, Arturo Vidal, Kingsley Coman
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