Created on 2020-02-09 at 22:25 PM
It was an exciting Sunday evening for FC Bayern. Aside from the thrilling draw in the highly-billed match against Leipzig, Bayern was also drawn out of the hat for the next round of the DFB Cup: Bayern is to face FC Schalke. Thomas Müller immediately reflected on the legendary semi-final against Schalke in 2010, which was decided by an "incredible solo" goal by Arjen Robben in extra time. "Arjen may not play for us anymore, but perhaps we'll call him up and bring him back from retirement," said the forward. Captain Manuel Neuer saw it similarly and was looking forward to a match against his hometown club: "They are good opponents. Personally I am always happy to go back to Gelsenkirchen." fcbayern.com has compiled the comments on the draw.
Reaction to the cup draw
Hasan Salihamidžić: "It will be a hard match, but if you want to win the cup you have to beat everyone. We could have got an easier draw, but we'll take it and we'll play to win"
Manuel Neuer: "They are good opponents. In the cup, it's quite a different prospect. It'll not be easy for us. Personally, I'm always happy to go back to Gelsenkirchen. I'm looking forward to the game."
Target in sight: Bayern won the DFB Cup last year. Overcoming Schalke in the next round will put Bayern a step closer to defending the title.
Thomas Müller: "Of course Schalke is a team that has shown this year that they can be competitive. They know what to do - especially in cup matches. Away at Schalke, my mind goes back to quite a while ago. I remember Arjen Robben's goal: an amazing solo run down the pitch, before scoring to make it 1-0 in extra time. Arjen doesn't play for us anymore, but maybe we'll give him a call and bring him back from retirement."
Joshua Kimmich: "In Leipzig and Dortmund, two hot favorites have already been eliminated. I think no matter who we would have drawn in the quarters, we would go into the game as favorites. I would have preferred to play at home, but we are to play away. But despite that, we'll still be favorites against any opponents. Regardless if we play at home or on the road."
The clash in 2010 was not the only spectacular cup match between the Bavarians and the Royal Blues. We picked some others out going back some years: