Created on 10-02-2016 at 23:00 PM
Record DFB Cup winners Bayern have been handed a tough but enticing draw in the semi-finals of this season’s competition, as the Reds will play at home to old foes Werder Bremen in their quest to make the final in Berlin and seal an 18th domestic knockout cup triumph.
The draw for the last four was made on national TV directly after Munich’s 3-0 quarter-final victory away to VfL Bochum on Wednesday evening.
"It's a good draw, especially for our fans. We were all hoping to be drawn at home. But we still have a tough step to take before reaching the final,“ commented Arjen Robben.
The clash with Werder, currently 16th in the Bundesliga, features a reunion with former FCB favourite Claudio Pizarro. The teams have met seven times in the DFB Cup so far, and the Reds clearly hold the upper hand with six wins and just a single defeat. Three of the seven meetings came in the final. The clubs last crossed swords in the cup in the second round in 2010/11, a comfortable 4-0 win for Bayern.
The semi-finals will be played on 19 and 20 April, with the final at Berlin Olympic Stadium on Saturday 21 May.
2015/16 DFB Cup semi-finals:
Hertha Berlin v Borussia Dortmund
FC Bayern v Werder Bremen