Created on 25-02-2013 at 00:00 AM
There are just two days left until the showdown Jupp Heynckes described as “a massive cup fight," Franz Beckenbauer said was “a night of football set to fulfil all expectations," and Arjen Robin called “a super special match." FCB host Borussia Dortmund in the DFB Cup quarter-finals, “and the whole of Germany is looking forward to it," declared Philipp Lahm. However, it was basically business as usual at the Säbener Strasse training facility on Monday, where Heynckes supervised his men in the first full day of preparations for the big match.
However, the group for training lacked a handful of key players: Franck Ribéry, who is suspended on Wednesday, and Lahm, Robben and Dante, who were given the day off. “A rest day will do them good, in my opinion," Heynckes explained to FCB.tv.
Arjen replaces Franck
The boss is already almost there in terms of his team selection, with Robben coming in for Ribéry. “There’s no need to make a secret of it," Heynckes said, “provided he stays fit and trains as normal tomorrow, he'll obviously start on Wednesday." The head coach is only pondering his options for one position, the centre-back slot alongside Dante.