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Away to HSV

Tough trip to Hamburg in cup quarter-finals

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Bayern have been handed a challenging but interesting away trip to Bundesliga rivals Hamburg in this season’s DFB Cup quarter-finals. In Sunday evening’s draw, made on national TV by Germany goalkeeping coach Andreas Köpke and German women’s national team coach Silvia Neid, 16-time cup winners FCB were sixth out of the hat and must now go on the road for the second cup clash in a row.

In the Bundesliga, the north-south duel between HSV and FCB rates as one of the German top flight’s marquee fixtures and is rich in anecdotes and tradition. The 97th league meeting between the sides takes place at the Allianz Arena this Saturday, with Bayern well ahead in the history of the fixture on 56 wins, with 21 draws and 19 defeats.

In the DFB Cup, Bayern and Hamburg have crossed swords eight times in the past, most recently in the last sixteen in 2005/06, when FCB posted a narrow 1-0 victory after extra-time in Munich. Overall the Bavarians have won six of the eight clashes, including a 4-0 triumph in the 1967 final. HSV have progressed twice at Munich’s expense. However, Hamburg have not beaten their southern rivals in any competition since 26 September 2009, and lost heavily in the corresponding league fixtures last term, 3-0 at home and an extraordinary 9-2 away.

To reach the last eight, Hamburg overcame second division leaders FC Köln 2-1 at home, while FCB defeated Bavarian rivals Augsburg 2-0. This season’s quarter-final showdown will be played on 11 or 12 February.

DFB Cup quarter-finals draw:
Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Dortmund
TSG Hoffenheim v VfL Wolfsburg
Hamburg v Bayern Munich
Bayer Leverkusen v Kaiserslautern