Good Morning Fear The Wall
Borussia Dortmund’s chances at silverware improved significantly last night, after several big names were knocked out of the DFB-Pokal.
Wolfsburg have already been disqualified from the cup, after they fielded too many substitutes in the earlier rounds, and last night Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen were knocked out by underdog opponents. Bayern Munich suffered a 5-0 pasting at the hands of Borussia Monchengladbach. Two goals each from Bensebaini and Embolo, as well as an early opener scored by Kone, helped Gladbach to victory, and into the next round of the Pokal. Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen lost 2-1 to 2. Bundesliga side Karlsruher. While the five goals that Gladbach put past Bayern is pretty impressive, the outcome itself isn’t quite as shocking as Bayer Leverkusen’s loss to Karlsruher, who sit 8th in the second tier.
The teams remaining in the German cup are as follows:
Hertha Berlin, RB Leipzig, 1860 Munich, Hoffenheim, Borussia Dortmund, Freiburg, Hamburg, Mainz, Union Berlin, VfL Bochum, St Pauli, Karlsruher, Hannover, Borussia Monchengladbach, Hansa Rostock, Cologne
Of those 16 teams, BVB will now be one of the clear favorites to lift the trophy, along with RB Leipzig. The likes of Mainz, Union Berlin, and Borussia Monchengladbach will surely be looking at this as a real opportunity to get some silverware too. Of course, there’s also a ton of luck involved in any cup run, so if Borussia Dortmund are to go all the way, they will have to hope that everything falls their way while making sure that they do their part by delivering on the pitch.
The draw for the round of 16 will be held on 31st October. Ideally we would probably like to draw 1860 Munich!
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Who do you want BVB to draw in the next round of the DFB-Pokal? And who do you think Dortmund need to watch out for?