Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich 18/04/18
After formally claiming their sixth consecutive Bundesliga title, Bayern Munich will be traveling to Leverkusen to meet Bayer in the DFB Pokal semi-finals seeking a potential Treble. The Bavarians look unstoppable under Jupp Heynckes this season in all competitions destroying every opponent that comes their way, as Borussia Monchengladbach were their last victim, whom they’ve demolished by five goals to one. However, the Company XI have had a pretty successful campaign so far, given the fact they are still very much in the race for the Champions League promotion spot following some stunning displays over the course of the season. Two sides have already faced each other twice during this Bundesliga campaign, with Bayern winning both times with the same result – 3-1. Nevertheless, it’s only one game, and considering Leverkusen’s recent performances in front of the home crowd, the Reds will have to be at their very best if they are looking to secure the big final.
Joel Pohjanpalo, Sven Bender, and Wendell are all struggling with injuries, and Heiko Herrlich needs to find a suitable replacement for the Brazilian left-back, who was an indispensable first-team player over the past couple of years. Kingsley Coman, Arturo Vidal, and Manuel Neuer will be absent for the visitors, as all are yet to recover from injuries.