This Tuesday, Bayern Munich visited Schalke 04 in the German Cup quarterfinals and won 1-0 at the Veltins-Arena. The Bavarians confirmed their favoritism and qualified for the semifinals of the German Cup. In this way, the Bavarians wait for the draw to meet their next opponent in the semifinal.
It’s hard to be considered the underdogs, even when playing at home. Schalke wanted to change this up and began as the brighter side, playing an aggressive football. They pressed hard and gave a hard time for Manuel Neuer. They even scored, but it was ruled out by offside.
Furthermore, the hosts’ initial momentum ceased as the Bavarians grew into the match, and began to dominate all the actions of the game. In this way, they broke the halt in the first half. In the 40th minute, Joshua Kimmich grabbed the second ball from the edge of the area and struck a first-time effort into the left corner of goalkeeper Schubert. A shot that was completely out of reach for the keeper. 0-1 Bayern.
In the second half, the technical quality of Bayern prevailed. The visitors displayed all their superiority and should have extended their lead. Philippe Coutinho almost scored but saw his shot striking the post.
In the final minutes, Schalke tried to level things up through Raman, as he received a pass and became one on one against Neuer. However, the striker finished right at the German keeper.
Following the 1-0 win and the ticket for the semifinal, Bayern now joins Saarbrucken in the semifinals of the German Cup. While Schalke 04, will focus once more in the Bundesliga, as they will face Hoffenheim in the next matchweek.