Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Buoyed by a splendid 6-0 win over Hoffenheim, Lewandowski-less Bayern Munchen will be looking to make it to the German Cup semis when they face Schalke in Gelsenkirchen. The mighty Bavarians have been producing excellent displays under interim manager Hansi Flick, and it is no wonder they are seen as hot favourites to win Tuesday’s football game. In Robert Lewandowski’s absence, Holland rising star Joshua Zirkzee is likely to lead the line for the visitors.
Die Knappen, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Bayern Munchen Drochtersen, Arminia Bielefeld, and Hertha BSC, but they face an uphill task in the clash against the Bundesliga leaders. Seeing that Schalke 04 conceded eight goals in back-to-back defeats to Leipzig (0-5) and Koln (0-3), away win should definitely be considered. You should know that Bayern Munchen are eyeing their eighth consecutive win over Schalke in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Amine Harit):
Amine Harit is a French-born Moroccan footballer, who plays for Schalke 04 in Bundesliga. Born in Pontoise (France) on June 18, 1997, Harit began his youth career in the suburbs of Paris, learning the football basics with Argentuil C.O.
After spending four years at Esperance Paris 19eme, the attacking midfielder moved to famous French club Paris Saint-Germain. However, he quickly returned to Esperance Paris 19eme and in 2011 he joined fellow French club Red Star. One year later he moved to Nantes, where he ended his youth career.
Amine Harit continued playing for les Canaris at senior level and after scoring one goal in 30 league games for Nantes, he signed a contract with Bundesliga side Schalke 04. Harit made two appearances for France U21 team, but he represents Morocco at senior level. The attacking midfielder, who is used as a winger as well, made his Morocco debut on October 7, 2017 against Gabon in the 2018 FIFA world cup qualifiers.
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.