Five facts on DFB Cup first round tie against Düren
With somewhat of a delay, holders FC Bayern embark on this season's DFB Cup campaign. After the long 2019/20 season, the first round tie against fifth-tier 1. FC Düren was moved to 15 October. fcbayern.com brings you key facts and figures on the tie against the club from the Middle Rhine League.
1. Several firsts at the Allianz Arena
Founded in 2018, FC Düren play a Bundesliga side in FC Bayern in the first DFB Cup campaign in the club's still very short history. This is also unknown territory for the Reds – due to the swap of hosting rights, FCB are at home at the Allianz Arena for the first time in a DFB Cup first-round tie.
2. Bayern exit
FC Bayern are in the domestic cup competition for the 62nd time, and the previous exit in the first round of the DFB Cup was 26 years ago. FC Bayern went out in a 1-0 defeat at TSV Vestenbergsgreuth in August 1994.
3. Bayern's winning cup run
After retaining the DFB Cup, Bayern are unbeaten in their last 12 cup games. The last club to clock up 12 wins in succession in this competition was FC Bayern – with 15 victories on the bounce from 2012 to 2015.
4. Bayern start a possibly historic season
After retaining the title last term, the team under Hansi Flick could make history this season with another cup triumph. Winning the cup three times in succession has yet to be achieved by any club in this competition.
5. Düren? Haven't we met them!
FCB have already played a team from Düren but not this one. In the middle of May 2011, the German record cup winners played at the Langerwehe Stadium in Düren in a friendly against a local district XI a day after the end of the season. Against a side made up of players from three Middle Rhine League sides – Germania Lich-Steinstraß, Viktoria Arnoldsweiler and Borussia Freialdenhoven – FCB won 4-3 with a brace from Anatoliy Tymoshchuk and goals from Holger Badstuber plus the then Bundesliga top goalscorer Mario Gómez.