Wolfsburg face Bayern in semi

Wolfsburg have been handed the unenviable task of a trip to Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal.

Last Updated: 03/03/13 at 21:41 Post Comment

Dieter Hecking: Tough draw for his troops

Dieter Hecking: Tough draw for his troops

Dieter Hecking's side were given the draw they were hoping to avoid on Sunday with an away game at the Allianz Arena now standing between them and a place in the Berlin final, yet the Wolves continue to harbour dreams of clinching their first trophy since winning the 2009 Bundesliga title.

"As anybody could imagine, this was not our dream draw," Hecking said. "But, if we want to win the cup, then we have got to beat Bayern."

Sporting director Klaus Allofs added: "From six permutations, we have got the worst one imaginable. Nevertheless, we will do all we can to make what seems to be impossible possible."

In the other semi-final, Stuttgart and Freiburg will meet in a Baden-Wurttemberg derby match at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

Freiburg, who are also on course for a place in the Europa League via their Bundesliga position, may make it all the way to the capital without playing a single game at home, leading the club to respond to the draw with a touch of irony.

"We have had another look in the tournament rules and regulations, but we can't find anywhere where it states that Freiburg must always play away in the DFB-Pokal," a statement on their website read.

It is Freiburg's 10th away game in a row in the cup competition.

The ties will be played on April 16 and 17 with the winners meeting in the final in Berlin's Olympiastadion on June 1 - a week after the Champions League final in London.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

heyremind me of Utd's treble winning side. Swashbuckling and risk prone. We ha Jaap Stam to paper over the cracks at the back though. Not sure they have their Jaap yet.

HarryBoulton
New Striker Not Liverpool's Priority...

A

lexis Sanchez; too good for Liverpool, Stevie. :)

pires
Suarez 'too good for Arsenal'

T

he solution is to not feel sorry for any of Jabba, Gold or Sullivan. They're all deeply unpleasant and all deserve each other. If only West Ham would sign Barton and Suarez then no one would ever need to despise any other club.

spuzzell
The Strange Idea Of Sympathy For Big Sam

Footer 365

Patrice Evra reveals he would have been Man Utd captain if he had stayed

Patrice Evra has revealed he would have been made captain if he had stayed at Manchester United.

Transfer news: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers targets further signings

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping to further strengthen his squad ahead of the transfer deadline on September 1.

Transfer news: Jose Mourinho confirms Fernando Torres will stay at Chelsea

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told Sky Sports News Fernando Torres will not be sold during this transfer window.

Mail Box

Plenty Of Reasons Why Lukaku's Worth It

The mailbox defends Everton's enormous outlay on Romelu Lukaku, while we also have mails on Spurs and Suarez. Oh, and worrying about the new magic spray...

Sterling Stuff And Other Friendly Thoughts

We have one reader reaching conclusions from last night's friendly while we have others discussing Romelu Lukaku's move to Everton. Oh and some swearing...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property