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Bayern Munich face Werder Bremen in semifinals, could have Borussia Dortmund rematch in Berlin

Bayern Munich play their first home match in the cup in a year's time, and get the best possible opponent in the process.

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After downing Bochum on Wednesday, Bayern Munich will face Werder Bremen in the DFB-Pokal semifinals. The 17-time cup champions will play at home for the second time in this year's tournament, and have a chance for a rematch against Borussia Dortmund in the final.

Bayern have won five of the six matches they have played against Bremen in the German cup. Their only loss came in penalty kicks in the 1999 cup final, Stefan Effenberg and Lothar Matthäus both missing the mark from the spot. Bremen currently sit 16th in the Bundesliga table, acquiring seven players in the January transfer window in attempt to remain in the Bundesliga.

Borussia Dortmund meanwhile will travel to Berlin a round early, the same location where Hertha Berlin blanked them over the weekend to a scoreless draw. Dortmund has advanced to the cup final in three of the last four tournaments, including beating Bayern last season on penalty kicks to advance to last year's final. Bayern and Dortmund have faced each other in the final three times, Bayern coming out victorious in 2008 and 2014.

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