Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
A place in the German Cup final will be at stake when Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munchen face each other at BayArena on Tuesday evening. Bayer Leverkusen are high on confidence ahead of the DFB Pokal semis as they rolled over the likes of Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt in previous two league fixtures. It has to be noted that Heiko Herrlich's men have defeated the likes of Karlsruher, Union Berlin, Borussia M'gladbach and Werder Bremen on their way to the semi-finals. FCB, on the other hand, have already clinched the Bundesliga title and they are now on a quest to win their 19th German Cup trophy. Bayern Munich rolled over Borussia M'gladbach (5-1) in their last league match, but seeing that Bayer Leverkusen seem to be on top of their game at the moment, a close encounter is on the cards and we predict the match will go into extra time.
Highlighted Player (Bernd Leno):
Bernd Leno is a German goalkeeper who plays for Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. The 190-cm-tall shoot-stopper started his career at the youth team of SV Germania Bietigheim and he played for VfB Stuttgart during his youth career as well.
After making 56 appearances for Stuttgart II from 2009 to 2011, Bernd Leno started playing for the first-team in the 2011/2012 season. Over the years Leno has established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper at BayArena outfit and he plays for Germany national team as well. The Bayer Leverkusen man made his debut for Germany on May, 29, 2012 in a 3-1 loss to Slovakia.
Bernd Leno represented die Mannschaft at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and it is well known that the Germans won the tournament in Russia. Leno was born in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany on March 5, 1992 and it has to be noted that his contract with Bayer Leverkusen should expire on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Bayern Munich):
Over the years Bayern Munich have established themselves as one of the most successful European clubs. The Stern des Sudens (Star of the South) are the dominant force in German football and it has to be noted that the Bavarians clinched their 26th Bundesliga title in 2016. Bayern Munich have won 18 German Cup trophies, while winning the Champions League (European Cup) five times.
The German giants clinched the Intercontinental Cup in 1976 and 2001, while lifting the FIFA Club World Cup trophy in 2013. Bayern Munich was founded in 1900 by eleven football players and their leader was Franz John. The Bavarians host their rivals at Allianz Arena (75,000), the stadium that was built in 2005.
Fellow Bavarian sides TSV 1860 Munchen 1860 and Nurnberg are regarded as Bayern Munich’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalry between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern is big as well. The likes of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Franz Beckenbauer, Lothar Matthaus, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Muller and Giovane Elber are famous footballers who played for Bayern Munich in the past.