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Now it's for real! FCB Women at Andernach in DFB Cup

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FC Bayern Women are set for their first competitive match of the new season! On Sunday 10 September, head coach Alexander Straus' team travel to face second division SG 99 Andernach in the DFB Cup second round. Kickoff at the Andernach Stadium is at 14:00 CEST. Tickets for the match can be purchased in the SG 99 Andernach online store (adults €10, concessions €7). In addition, fcbayern.com will broadcast the match in a free livestream (German language only).

The build-up

Die Frauen have now completed preseason and return to competitive action in the cup. Munich played four freindly matches, winning three and drawing one. Preseason began with a 2-1 win over Sparta Prague, and a 2-2 draw with Bundesliga rivals TSG Hoffenheim. That was followed by a 3-0 victory over Dutch top-flight outfit Fortuna Sittard, before a 3-2 win against Manchester United to round off the preparatory phase.

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FC Bayern Women contest their first competitive fixture of the new season on Sunday

The opponents

SG 99 Andernach have played three matches in Bundesliga 2 so far and won one of them. Coach Florian Stein's team opened the season with a 2-0 win at FC Ingolstadt, before losing twice to SV Meppen (0-2) and Carl-Zeiss Jena (0-1). Last season, the SG 99 women finished fifth in the second national division.

Team news

With the exception of long-term injured players Carolin Simon, Weronika Zawistowska (both cruciate ligament ruptures) and Cecilía Rán Rúnarsdóttir (knee), head coach Alexander Straus has the entire FC Bayern Women squad available for the DFB Cup match.

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Lina Magull is looking forward to the DFB Cup duel with Andernach.

Magull: Keep winning until the end

Lina Magull: "We want to finally make it to the final again, that's our aim. But in the DFB Cup you take each round as it comes. We're also approaching the match in Andernach very seriously. Andernach will give it their all, it's the game of the year for them. We'll try to solve this task and I hope that we'll then keep winning until the end."

"We had good games in preseason and are looking forward to finally getting going. The last players only rejoined the team a week ago, so we've only trained together for a very short time. Still, the must-win games are coming up now and we're ready to get going again. Against Andernach it's the same as always, if we do our job and everyone does theirs, it should be enough," commented coach Straus.

Fans who want to support their team in Andernach will find full information about the stadium, how to get there and where to park here.

Here's our free live stream of the Andernach clash (German language only):

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