From a sporting point of view, however, there is more to be said for a dream final between the champions and the record holders after the two games on the 20th./21. March. However, bayern munchen’s task at borussia monchengladbach is incomparably more difficult than that of dortmunder.
Greuther furth, the heavy favorite, was given home rights in the draw on ZDF’s "aktuelle sportstudio" program. "We are delighted to be playing against the german champions from dortmund," said hack. BVB is warned after the second-division team’s sensational win over hoffenheim in the quarterfinals, which cost coach holger stanislawski his job. "We would have liked to have had a home match. We have watched greuther furth several times and are taking this opponent very seriously," said coach jurgen klopp.
Greuther furth wants to host the semifinals in its own stadium, although the trolli ARENA only seats 15,200 spectators. "It’s great that we got the home game. And we will play this game in our stadium, because the fans and the city have earned this," said spvgg manager rachid azzouzi. Dortmund captain sebastian kehl warned: "of the remaining tasks, this is certainly the supposedly easiest one. But we know how difficult that will be in a tight stadium like that of greuther furth."
FC bayern wants to achieve in the DFB cup what it was denied in the championship round: a victory over borussia monchengladbach. "This is a welcome opportunity to take revenge after losing twice to gladbach in the bundesliga so far," said coach jupp heynckes on the club website fcbayern.De. Gladbach’s sports director max eberl, on the other hand, has a historic goal in mind: "we now have the chance to beat bayern three times in one season. I don’t think this has happened so often in german fubball yet."
Should it happen in berlin on 12. May come to the match between dortmund and bayern, the fans got their money’s worth, but national coach joachim low in note. He had to do without his national players from munich and dortmund at the start of his preparations for the european championships. The first training camp in sardinia starts one day earlier.