Created on 03-12-2013 at 14:00 PM
When Bayern play FC Augsburg on Wednesday evening, it will mark the third DFB Cup clash between the two – and it will be played in Augsburg for the third time. The Reds triumphed in both previous contests: in 1983/84 Bayern won 6-0 in the second round, and in the Round of 16 last season, the holders won 2-0.
52 years ago...
The last time Bayern lost an official match against Augsburg was 52 years ago. On 6 August 1961 the men from Munich lost in the Oberliga Süd (fourth division) against BC Augsburg, a previous incarnation of what is now FC Augsburg, on a 3-1 scoreline. The last 12 matches in the Bundesliga, DFB Cup, Regionalliga and Oberliga were all won by Bayern. Furthermore the Reds have gone 427 minutes without conceding against Augsburg.
FCB away: A force to be reckoned with
Bayern are close to unstoppable when they play away from home in the DFB Cup. FCB have won their last 13 away matches, and it is four and a half years since the last defeat (4-2 against Leverkusen in 2009). The Reds have even kept a clean sheet in the last five away ties. The last goal against was nearly two years ago, when Bayern beat Bochum 2-1. If Munich keep another clean sheet against Augsburg, they will set a new club record.
The Müller show
Thomas Müller has been playing in a league of his own in this season’s German Cup. In the two games so far, the Germany international has scored five times, topping the competition scoring chart. The 24-year-old also has one assist and has thus had a direct hand in six of Bayern’s nine goals.
Zwayer in charge of cup derby
Felix Zwayer will referee Wednesday’s match. The 32-year-old from Berlin will lead out the Bayern team for the first time this season. Last season Zwayer was in charge of four games involving Bayern, who won all four matches with 18 goals scored and only one conceded. Florian Steuer and Marcel Pelgrim will assist the referee, with Dr Jochen Drees as the fourth official.