“I knew we would draw Bayern after they beaten Leverkusen, so I couldn’t be bothered with watching the draw and switched to Law & Order instead.” – Jürgen Klopp’s comment on the draw on Thursday. Of course, everyone would have preferred to play against Arminia Bielefeld or at least at home, but it is what it is. Klopp is looking forward to it and so are we. “I also noticed, that we’ve been on the wrong end of the result against Bayern, but it’s always been close nonetheless.” is Klopp’s way of saying: “We have a chance.” And Dortmund should have. Bayern are quite busy in the coming weeks with playing Champions League and have a few key players injured. Although FCB squeezed out results in the last two matches, they haven’t been quite as powerful, dominant and ruthless as they used to be.
Obviously, beating FC Bayern in their own stadium is a tough task in a cup semi-final for any team, but it will not only pose the chance to win a title for BVB, but instant qualification for the Europa League – unless Arminia Bielefeld beat VfL Wolfsburg.