Status: 26.09.2023, 20:30 p.m.
By: Stefan Schmid
FC Bayern are belatedly taking up the hunt for the DFB-Pokal title. The Munich team will play at Preußen Münster. The match of the first round of the cup in the live ticker.
- Preußen Münster – FC Bayern Munich; Kick-off 20.45 CET
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- The live ticker for the match will be updated continuously.
Update, 20:27 p.m.: Thomas Tuchel commented on the newly formed defensive line before the game. It should be a back four, with Goretzka and Mazraoui in central defence. As a result, Konrad Laimer will probably move to the right-back position.
Preußen Münster – FC Bayern München -:- (-:-)
|Preußen Münster:||Schenk – Ter Horst, Koulis, Kok, Hahn, Lorenz – Kankam Kyerewaa, Mrowca, Bazzoli, Böckle – Batmaz|
|FC Bayern Munich:||Peretz – Laimer, Mazraoui, Goretzka, Davies – Kimmich, Musiala – Gnabry, Choupo-Moting, Coman – Tel|
Update, 20:22 p.m.: In 20 minutes it starts in the completely sold-out Preußenstadion in Münster. The hosts' fans will do everything they can to ensure that their team can achieve the seemingly impossible.
Update, 20:03 p.m.: Now the line-up of Preußen Münster is also available. In goal is Bayern loanee Johannes Schenk. The number one Schulze Niehues is not in the squad, he is expecting offspring together with his partner. Otherwise, a defensive approach from Sascha Hildmann's team is to be expected.
Update, 19:51 p.m.: In addition to Upamecano (adductor problems), Thomas Müller is also completely absent from the Bayern squad. The attacker also has problems with the adductors. There is probably a strain. How exactly FC Bayern's defensive line is composed is more than unclear due to the current situation. It is also possible that Kimmich will slip into central defence or that a three-man chain will be used. Then Gnabry and Coman would probably be the rail players in the defensive behavior of a five-man chain.
Bayern without trained central defenders: Upamecano is also missing due to injury
Update, 19:40 p.m.: FC Bayern's line-up is here and it has it all! In addition to the already known absences de Ligt and Minjae Kim, Dayot Upamecano is also missing. Bayern are not going into the cup match against Preußen Münster with a single trained central defender.
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Dayot Upamecano will also miss FC Bayern's DFB-Pokal match against Preußen Münster. © IMAGO/ActionPictures
Update, 19:21 p.m.: In less than half an hour, the mystery of today's Bayern line-up will have been solved. Many possibilities are conceivable in the orphaned central defender position. Both the use of a player out of position and the conversion to a three-man or five-man chain.
First reported on September 26, 17:19 p.m.: Münster – With a one-and-a-half-month delay, FC Bayern are also taking up the hunt for the DFB Cup title. Instead of playing the first round of the cup from 11 to 14 August, like almost all other clubs, the Munich team dueled with RB Leipzig for the DFL Supercup on 12 August – with limited success. But now it also applies to the record cup winner, who will have to deal with third-division club Preußen Münster. You can follow the game in our live ticker.
First round of the cup in the live ticker: FC Bayern claim to the title after a three-year absence from the final
The objective ahead of FC Bayern's first DFB-Pokal match of the season is clear: anything other than the title is not enough. The last time the 20-time cup winner managed to do so was in the 2019/20 season, since then the Munich team has not even reached the final. Too little for the self-image on Säbener Straße.
FCB coach Thomas Tuchel takes a similar view. In the pre-match press conference (live on TV and stream), he stressed: "We want to go to Berlin, we want to get to the final." First-round opponents Preußen Münster should "not be underestimated. We are the favorite. We are preparing seriously and well for it." This also included a certain professionalism during the visit to the Oktoberfest, which was celebrated in a good mood, but was probably kept sufficiently measured, not measured.
They celebrated together against Bochum, but Minjae Kim and Matthijs de Ligt have to miss the cup due to injury. © Straubmeier/nordphoto GmbH /IMAGO
FC Bayern vs Preußen Münster in the live ticker: Tuchel plagued by short-term personnel concerns
Anything but a clear victory and the associated ticket for the second round of the DFB-Pokal is likely to be a big disappointment for FC Bayern. The team's full offensive band should ensure resounding success, but they will have to make do with sole entertainer Dayot Upamecano in central defence.
Both Matthijs de Ligt, whose absence has been known since the weekend, and Minjae Kim, who is absent at short notice, will not even travel to Münster. In addition, the last remaining central defender in the Munich squad alongside Upamecano, junior player Tarek Buchmann, has been suffering from a torn muscle bundle since the beginning of September. The tactical orientation and line-up with which Tuchel will absorb the absences in the centre of defence will become clear at least an hour before kick-off. (sch)