Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
All eyes will be on Allianz Arena when Bayern Munchen and Borussia Dortmund face each other in the German Cup last 16 in what was expected to be the final of the competition. The mighty Bavarians have been producing fine displays in the Bundesliga ever since Jupp Heynckes took over the reins and they are leading the chase for the domestic trophy. Bayern Munich were beaten by Borussia Dortmund in the DFB Pokal final last season and, no doubt, they are hungry for revenge. The Millionaires, on the other hand, continue life without former coach Peter Bosz and new tactician Peter Stoger is on a quest to bring glory days back to Signal-Iduna-Park. A lively contest is on the cards, but seeing that the hosts have been in a much better form of late than the visitors, we predict the Bavarians will make it to the quarter-finals of the German Cup.
Highlighted Player (Manuel Neuer):
Manuel Neuer is a German shoot-stopper who plays for Bayern Munich. Neuer used to play for Schalke in the past and in 2011 he joined their fierce rivals FCB for a fee of €22 million. Some Bayern fans were unhappy about the signing of the Schalke goalkeeper, but they changed their quickly changed their opinions. The 193-cm-tall keeper, who was born on 27 March, 1986 in Gelsenkirchen, has established himself as one of the best shoot-stoppers in the world and, no doubt, he helped Bayern Munich win the 2015/2016 Bundesliga trophy. In 2012/2013 Manuel Neuer and FCB clinched the Champions League trophy as they defeated fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the title game. Speaking of his international career, the Bayern Munich goalkeeper won the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy with Germany and it has to be noted that he managed to keep a clean sheet in the title game (1-0). Neur’s idol as a child was Jens Lehman, who played for Germany as a goalkeeper as well.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football. Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.