Created on 28-02-2008 at 00:00 AM
Bayern were made to work for the full 120 minutes against lower tier rivals TSV 1860 on Wednesday, but Franck Ribéry’s penalty in the dying embers of extra time was ultimately enough to see the men in red through to the DFB German Cup semi-finals.
Ottmar Hitzfeld’s men will now meet Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg or second division Carl-Zeiss Jena, shock conquerors of champions VfB Stuttgart on penalties the previous evening. Dortmund defeated TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 3-1 in the quarter-finals, with Wolfsburg overcoming Hamburger SV 2-1 after extra-time.
The last four go into the hat for the semi-final draw on Sunday. “It would just be nice to get a home tie,“ commented Philipp Lahm. General manager Uli Hoeneß was even more explicit when asked who he would ideally like Bayern to face: “I’m hoping for a home tie against Jena.“ The semi-finals will be played on 12 and 13 March. The Final takes place on 19 April at the Berlin Olympic stadium.