Virtually unbeatable at home in the cup

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DFB Cup visits to Munich have yielded little for Dortmund in the past. The Bavarians have entertained BVB three times, and FCB won each encounter, keeping a clean sheet every time! Overall, the Reds were beaten just once in their last 32 home matches in the cup, in the 2011 semi-final against eventual winners Schalke. Hopefully home advantage will be helpful this time too! has examined the facts and figures in the build-up to the cup semi-final.

Eighth cup clash

Bayern and Dortmund have faced off seven times in the DFB Cup so far, with the Reds winning five times and the Black and Yellows twice. The clubs met in 108 fixtures since the foundation of the Bundesliga. The German record champions won almost half of them -- 46 percent, with Borussia only winning 26 percent.

Bayern close in on new records

If the Bavarians win on Tuesday evening they would make it to the final for the fourth time in a row -- no club has ever achieved that. A possible third cup triumph on the spin would also be a new record. Manuel Neuer could set a new individual record: it would be his fifth final in a row, as he won the trophy with Schalke against Duisburg in 2011 by a 5-0 scoreline.

Cup expert Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has contested ten cup ties with FCB and was successful on all ten occasions. However, the number of wins is not technically ten, as this season's quarter-final away to Leverkusen, which Bayern won after a penalty shootout, counts as a draw in Guardiola's official record.

BVB expert Robben

Whether he can play or not remains to be seen, but Arjen Robben is usually on fire in encounters with BVB. He scored every time in his last three matches against Borussia, and in total has netted nine goals in 14 fixtures. The only team Robben has scored as often against is Hamburger SV.

Semi-final experts BVB

Dortmund won all their last four semi-finals, most recently 2-0 at home against VfL Wolfsburg in 2014. BVB kept clean sheets in all four games. The last time Dortmund lost a semi-final was in 1986, a 4-1 reverse away to Stuttgart.


BVB have lost five of six cup semi-finals as the away team. They finally broke the jinx on the most recent occasion in a laboured 1-0 extra-time victory away to second-tier Greuther Fürth in 2012.

Gagelmann as referee

Experienced official Peter Gagelmann will referee the game on Tuesday evening. The 46-year-old has taken charge of five FCB cup matches so far with the Bavarians winning four. The single defeat under Gagelmann was the 5-2 reverse in the 2012 cup final against Dortmund.

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