The DF9 Pokal 2019 semifinal match between Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich will be held on Thursday (04/25/2019). Performing at Weserstadion, the winner of this match will challenge RB Leipzig in this year’s German Cup final.
Leipzig have already secured a place in the 2019 DFB Pokal final after overthrowing Hamburger SV 1-3. Now, the challenge is in the camp of Bayern Munich to form the “ideal” final against the Red Bull Arena club. On paper, Bayern are far superior than Bremen.
Not only because on Saturday (4/20/2019) then Bayern overthrew Werder Bremen 1-0 in the German League. But also because the material of Niko Kovac’s players was far more powerful.
In addition, Die Roten also had the ambition to get a double title at the domestic level, after being eliminated by Liverpool in the Champions League. However, Kovac was reluctant to laugh. According to him, Bremen can display a different form compared to the team that was beaten by Bayern last weekend.
“I expect them to be a different team compared to last weekend. They will be triggered by fans, and they will be very carried away by euphoria. Action will certainly be more difficult than Saturday, which is actually quite difficult,” Kovac was quoted as saying by the website. official Die Roten.
Bayern Munich lost Niklas Sule at the heart of the defense due to a play ban, as well as injured Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben. However, Mats Hummels and James Rodriguez were able to fight again.
Meanwhile, Werder Bremen are unbeaten in 37 home matches in the DFB Pokal. However, the host could not use Nuri Sahin because of the punishment. Captain Max Kruse is also doubtful after appearing with a thigh problem.
“Max will try everything. He can handle the pain. The problem is whether he can run, shoot or sprint well,” Werder Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt was quoted as saying by the club’s official website.
Before falling from Bayern Munich last weekend, Werder Bremen were unbeaten in 14 matches in all competitions starting from the second round of the season. However, at the Allianz Arena, Bremen held a total, only won 2 shots and 31 percent possession.
This time, with Max Kruse not fully fit, the front line of the host can be problematic. They have an alternative to Yuya Osako, but with the condition that Bayern have scored 15 goals in 4 matches, Bremen are in grave danger.