Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund: Confirmed line-ups and statistics

After exchanging wins in the Bundesliga this season, Bayern Munich[1] and Borussia Dortmund[2] go head-to-head for another Klassiker showdown in the semi-finals of the DFB Cup on Wednesday evening (kick-off: 20:45 CEST/ 18:45 GMT).

Bayern will be without Manuel Neuer[3] after the Germany’s, and indeed the world’s, number one goalkeeper broke his foot in the recent Champions League loss to Real Madrid. Sven Ulreich[4] will continue to deputise, with Carlo Ancelotti expected to name an otherwise full-strength side.

After the recent 4-1 loss in the league[5], in which Arjen Robben ran rampant[6], Thomas Tuchel is likely to put Erik Durm[7] or Raphael Gurreiro[8] at left-back in place of Marcel Schmelzer[9]. The returning Marco Reus[10] will pick up the captain’s armband, with Ousmane Dembele[11] and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang[12] his likely company in the final third.

Confirmed teams

Bayern: Ulreich – Lahm (c), Martinez, Hummels, Alaba – Alonso, Vidal – Robben, Thiago, Ribery – Lewandowski
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti
Absentees: Neuer (fractured foot)

Dortmund: Bürki – Piszczek, Sokratis, Bender, Schmelzer (c) – Castro, Weigl – Dembele, Guerreiro, Reus – Aubameyang
Coach: Thomas Tuchel
Absentees: Bartra (wrist surgery), Sahin (ankle), Schürrle (contusion), Götze (metabolic illness)

Match Stats

  • Aubameyang is the top scorer in the Bundesliga this season with 27 goals, one more than Bayer’s Robert Lewandowski. 
  • In the DFB Cup this term, the Poland captain has scored five, with his Gabon counterpart yet to open his account. 
  • Bayern and Dortmund have met three times this season. Bayern won the Supercup 2-0 in August; Dortmund took the spoils with a 1-0 at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK in the league in November; whilst Bayern won the most recent clash between the side 4-1 at the Allianz Arena earlier this month.
  • Bayern are undefeated in their last 27 DFB Cup matches; Dortmund have not tasted cup defeat in 10 games. 
  • The Bavarians have won this competition a record 18 times. 
  • BVB have been cup holders on three occasions – most recently in 2012 when they beat Bayern 5-2 in the final.

Head right this way for the Bayern vs. Dortmund DFB Cup semi-final blog[13]


  1. ^ Bayern Munich (
  2. ^ Borussia Dortmund (
  3. ^ Bayern will be without Manuel Neuer (
  4. ^ Sven Ulreich (
  5. ^ 4-1 loss in the league (
  6. ^ Arjen Robben ran rampant (
  7. ^ Erik Durm (
  8. ^ Raphael Gurreiro (
  9. ^ Marcel Schmelzer (
  10. ^ returning Marco Reus (
  11. ^ Ousmane Dembele (
  12. ^ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (
  13. ^ Head right this way for the Bayern vs. Dortmund DFB Cup semi-final blog ( – News Bundesliga

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