Bayern Munich are on the pitch to face Duren for the German Cup this Thursday at 3:45 pm (GMT). The clash is the only one left of this first phase of the tournament. The Bavarians have all the favoritism against the fifth division team and are the current champions of the competition.
Despite the wide technical advantage, Bayern coach Hansi-Flick said the game would be taken seriously. The German will not count on the players who defended their national teams in this period of FIFA date.
– Whether Barcelona, Dortmund or Duren, we take all games seriously. We prepare properly. What counts for us is progress.
On Duren’s side, club president Wolfgang Spelthahn revealed that the important thing is not to suffer a heavy rout.
– We look forward to playing at the Allianz Arena. Even if Bayern play with reserves, the squad is so good that our chances are slim. We said internally that we want to concede less than eight goals.
The match will be defined in a single game and all the main Bundesliga teams, such as Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen have already achieved their rankings. In the coming days, the draw for the second round of the German Cup should happen with the definition of new clashes.