Cup draw on Sunday
Thu, 06/02/20, 13:20
Bayern's possible cup quarter-final opponents
And that's that! After a 4-3 victory over TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, which turned out to be a difficult one in the end, Bayern have once more reached the quarter-finals of the DFB Cup. The playing and coaching staff of the defending champions are eargerly anticipating the draw for the next round, which will be held during the ARD-Sportschau (6 p.m onwards, on Sunday). The side from Munich are of course hoping to be drawn at home again, but who could they face? There are six Bundesliga clubs and one fourth-tier side still left in the hat as possible opponents for Hansi Flick's team in the quarters.
A look at Bayern's possible quarter-final opponents:
1. FC Union Berlin: The newcomers to the Bundesliga last appeared in the quarter-finals in the 2000/01 season, ending up runners-up after losing 2-0 in the final to Schalke 04.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen: The Werkself have reached the quarters for the fifth time in seven seasons, with only Bayern, who've reached the last eight in every one of those seasons, topping that record.
Eintracht Frankfurt: The men from Hesse knocked out last year's runners-up RB Leipzig in the Round of 16 after a 3-1 victory, sealing a return to the quarter-final draw for the first time since they won the trophy two years ago.
FC Schalke 04: The Royal Blues came from behind to best league rivals Hertha Berlin in the last 16, overturning a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 after extra-time. They're in the quarter-finals for the fourth year in a row.
Fortuna Düsseldorf: Fortuna beat third-tier opponents FC Kaiserslautern 5-2 to make it to the last eight. This is the first time they've gone so far in the competition since the 1995/96 season.
Werder Bremen: A bit of déja vu! Just like last year, Werder Bremen beat Borussia Dortmund in the last 16 to make it to the quarter-finals. Last year, Bremen reached the semis before being eliminated 3-2 by Bayern.
Regionalliga (fourth tier):
1. FC Saarbrücken: Thanks to a 5-3 penalty shootout win against Bundesliga 2 side Karlsruher SC, the underdogs of the competition are in the last eight for the first time in 35 years. Saarbrücken are only the third fourth-tier side to ever reach this stage in the history of the DFB Cup.
The outcome of Sunday's draw as well as information about the upcoming quarter-final will of course be available on fcbayern.com. The next round of fixtures will be played on 3 and 4 March 2020.
In the the last 16 Bayern beat TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 4-3 at the Allianz Arena - read the match report here: