1. goal
    12'Leon Goretzka
  2. goal
    53'Thomas Müller
  3. goal
    56'Lewandowski
  4. goal
    65'Serge Gnabry
  5. goal
    84'Lewandowski
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Heidenheim
1. FC Heidenheim 1846
(1:2)
  1. goal
    26'Robert Glatzel
  2. goal
    39'Marc Schnatterer
  3. goal
    74'Robert Glatzel
  4. goal
    77'Robert Glatzel
  1. goal
    12'Leon Goretzka
  2. goal
    26'Robert Glatzel
  3. goal
    39'Marc Schnatterer
  4. goal
    53'Thomas Müller
  5. goal
    56'Lewandowski
  6. goal
    65'Serge Gnabry
  7. goal
    74'Robert Glatzel
  8. goal
    77'Robert Glatzel
  9. goal
    84'Lewandowski
  1. red card
    13'Süle
  2. yellow card
    86'Lewandowski
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Heidenheim
1. FC Heidenheim 1846
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  1. yellow card
    40'Niklas Dorsch
  2. yellow card
    90'+1Timo Beermann
  3. yellow card
    90'+1Sebastian Griesbeck
  1. red card
    13'Süle
  2. yellow card
    40'Niklas Dorsch
  3. yellow card
    86'Lewandowski
  4. yellow card
    90'+1Timo Beermann
  5. yellow card
    90'+1Sebastian Griesbeck
  1. substitution
    24'Boateng for Franck Ribéry
  2. substitution
    46'Lewandowski for James Rodríguez
  3. substitution
    46'Kingsley Coman for Rafinha
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Heidenheim
1. FC Heidenheim 1846
(1:2)
  1. substitution
    52'Arne Feick for Niklas Dorsch
  2. substitution
    68'Maurice Multhaup for Marc Schnatterer
  3. substitution
    74'Denis Thomalla for Norman Theuerkauf
  1. substitution
    24'Boateng for Franck Ribéry
  2. substitution
    46'Lewandowski for James Rodríguez
  3. substitution
    46'Kingsley Coman for Rafinha
  4. substitution
    52'Arne Feick for Niklas Dorsch
  5. substitution
    68'Maurice Multhaup for Marc Schnatterer
  6. substitution
    74'Denis Thomalla for Norman Theuerkauf
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FC Bayern Munich
Final
54
Heidenheim
1. FC Heidenheim 1846
(1:2)
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Bayern bidding for 10th straight semi-final

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The record cup winners against the team from the second tier -- it's clear who the favourites are in Wednesday evening's DFB Cup quarter-final between FC Bayern and 1. FC Heidenheim (live ticker from 18:30 CEST). That does not mean Niko Kovac and his team will be underestimating their opponents, though. "You can't do that in this competition," stated Kovac. "We want to take the game seriously and try to settle it as early as possible."

The 47-year-old is aware of Heidenheim's strengths. "The physical battle element is much more marked in the second division, and we can expect that on Wednesday." He doesn't want to reduce the visitors to merely these battling qualities, however. "They have the quality to play football if you let them. For us, as ever, that means grabbing the game by the scruff of the neck," added Kovac, who came up against the Baden-Württemberg club with Eintracht Frankfurt last season. On that occasion, his team won 2-1 in extra-time to book their place in the quarters.

Kovac hoping for repeat of last season

Bayern will be looking to repeat that feat on Wednesday as they bid for a 10th successive appearance in the last four of the competition. To that end, they will not be resting any big guns, despite the top-of-the-table Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund three days later (Saturday 18:30). "I'll play a team that we think will progress to the semi-finals," revealed Kovac, who's also hoping a victory will generate "the positive atmosphere we need for the Dortmund game".

The Bayern boss will again be without injured duo Arjen Robben and Alphonso Davies. Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer missed the final training session on Tuesday with a calf problem and will face a late assessment, with Sven Ulreich in line to replace him as he did at the weekend. "We have to approach it with high concentration, produce a tidy performance and not make too many mistakes, because even a second-division team will take advantage of them," commented Ulreich.

Ex-Red Dorsch fired up

The underdogs from Heidenheim have already eliminated one Bundesliga team from this year's competition, beating Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in the last round. Niklas Dorsch played his part in that triumph and is looking forward to the next challenge -- for multiple reasons: "I know a lot of the lads there and also the staff and everyone around, so it will certainly be something special for me," said the 21-year-old, who donned the Bayern jersey from 2012 to 2018.

A win would earn FCH a place in the semi-finals for the first time in the club's history. "We're certainly not treating the game like a day out," assured captain Marc Schnatterer, adding: "We want to give a good account of ourselves." Dorsch issued one last rallying cry: "We want to give everything we have and get the best out of that, like we did against Leverkusen."


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