First competitive clash with Chemnitz

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Saturday’s DFB Cup first round meeting between FC Bayern and Chemnitzer FC is the first competitive meeting between the record champions and the third division side. Back in September 1994 the men from Saxony did face the FCB reserves in the second round and were knocked out 4-1 in a shootout after the contest ended in a 2-2 draw. fcbayern.com casts an eye over a few more facts and figures prior to the tie against CFC.

Bayern’s 30-game streak

Bayern are currently unbeaten in 30 matches against lower league teams and won the last 19 such meetings in normal time. The most recent defeat, also the last time Bayern were knocked out by a non-Bundesliga club, was a 2-1 reverse in the 2003/04 quarter-finals away to then second-tier outfit Alemannia Aachen.

23 years since first round failure

The last time FC Bayern fell at the first hurdle in the cup was back in 1994/95 when the team coached by Giovanni Trapattoni fell to a shock 1-0 defeat against TSV Vestenbergsgreuth. It is almost 17 years since Munich were eliminated by a team from the third or lower level of the German game. In November 2000, FCB lost 4-2 in a shootout away to second round opponents FC Magdeburg.

Home woes meet away strength

On Saturday, Chemnitz play at home in the DFB Cup for the tenth time in a row, although the third-tier team have won only twice in the nine preceding ties: 1-0 against St. Pauli in 2010 and 5-4 on penalties against Mainz in 2014 following an astonishing 5-5 draw after extra time. By contrast, FCB have won their last 22 away games in the cup. The most recent defeat on the road was a 4-2 reverse against Bayer Leverkusen in Düsseldorf back in March 2009.

Shared misery against Dortmund

One thing Chemnitz and Bayern have in common is the identity of their most recent cup conquerors, namely Borussia Dortmund. CFC lost 2-0 to BVB in August 2015, with Mats Hummels covering the full 90 minutes for the black and yellows. And FCB fell 3-2 to the eventual cup winners in last season’s semi-finals.

Steinhaus in charge

Bibiana Steinhaus from Hannover has been appointed to referee Saturday’s cup clash. The 38-year-old’s assistants are Mark Borsch from Mönchengladbach and Frederick Assmuth from Cologne, with Tim Skorczyk from Braunschweig as the fourth official. As of the new season Steinhaus is set to become the first woman to take charge of matches in the German top flight.

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