DFB Cup:

Munich (DPA / lby) - After last unsatisfactory performances of FC Bayern is today (20.00 clock / Sport1 / Sky) in the DFB Cup at VfL Bochum required.

The Munich finally want to retake a clear victory and move safely into the second round.

However, coach Niko Kovac warned his team against underestimating the task against the third-bottom table in the second Bundesliga.

A defeat would be a sensation: Last time Bayern has eliminated 19 years ago in the second round of the cup.

The record cup winner has to do without both the longer-injured Niklas Süle and Lucas Hernandez and defensive all-rounder Javi Martinez, who will not fit after a muscle hardening, they said.

For Bayern's Leon Goretzka the second round duel is a special game, as he meets for the first time as an opponent to his home club VfL Bochum. Coach Kovac presented the national player at this climax in the starting lineup in prospect.

On the way to Berlin Bochum should not be a stumbling block for Cup defender FC Bayern. The statistics speak for the Munich, but with them, it does not run around.

Nevertheless, they also go into the race as favourites, like Hoffenheim, Cologne and Schalke. In the cup, the outsiders have often annoyed the favourites or even thrown out.

The Bundesliga coach warns accordingly to start the second round of the DFB Cup this Tuesday, to take the unterklassigen opponents on the light. The last matches of FC Bayern can be booked under the category «so-so».

That's why Munich's coach Niko Kovac at VfL Bochum (8 pm) finally hopes for a sovereign appearance on the part of his million-strong team, which is the clear favourite against the third last of the second league.

If Bayern missed the knockout stage sensationally, it could have consequences for Kovac. He also warned: "Cup matches are always dangerous. If the attitude is not right, there are always surprises. »

The cup has already provided many surprises. This time, regional league 1. FC Saarbrücken against 1. FC Cologne and third division MSV Duisburg against the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim could provide for a Bundesliga.

Above all, the Kraichgauer do not want that continues their cup negative series against Duisburg: Last flew Hoffenheim three times in a row in the second round out.

The biggest embarrassment it put 2012 when Hoffenheim under head coach Markus Babbel was defeated by the regional all-hands Berlin FK 0: 4.

Also Bochum as a second division side against Bayern and league opponent Arminia Bielefeld at FC Schalke 04 hope for a perfect day. In the DFB Cup, the record champions against VfL Bochum but unbeaten since 1968.

RETURN: For Bayern international Leon Goretzka, the duel at VfL Bochum is a very special one. The 24-year-old was born in Bochum, his return for him, family and friends a special moment.

The national player has already ordered many tickets. And one thing is also clear: Should the midfielder meet his heart club, 

He would not resist a goal, although he would not slide on his knees in front of the east curve. "But I find it exaggerated not to cheer. Then I do not have to score a goal, "said Goetz.

SPECTACLE 2.0: The 6: 2 in the league between Hamburger SV and VfB Stuttgart was advertising for football.

Only three days later, it comes in Volksparkstadion for the renewed duel of the Bundesliga relegated: And this time, the Swabians (18.30 clock / Sky) to strike back.

"Tomorrow is all about it: eat or die. Either you keep coming or you retire, »said VfB coach Tim Walter, who does not doubt the quality of his team despite three losses in a row.

Colleague Dieter Hecking is deeply relaxed but also knows that the clear league victory now counts for nothing. Due to the competition in the team, he has a "good feeling. I have a hungry crew, "said Hecking.


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