Bayern prepare for Cup fight against Dortmund

They may have been eliminated from the Champions League, but for FC Bayern München it is still very much full steam ahead as they look to complete the league and cup double.

Bayern play rivals Borussia Dortmund in Wednesday’s DFB Cup semi-final in what promises to be another explosive affair between the two massive rivals.

“Alongside the Bundesliga, the DFB Cup is our main aim,” Thomas Müller, who made his first start as captain during their 2-2 draw against Mainz on the weekend, was quoted as saying by the Bundesliga website.

Even that draw, at home against 13th placed Mainz, was brushed aside by the German champion, with Müller refusing to dwell on the result.

“We’re not happy… but we have to look ahead,” he said.

Just a few weeks ago, the two teams met in the league, with the champions winning 4-1 at the Allianz Arena, and defender Mats Hummels urged caution.

“The last meeting at home was very good, and we want build on that,” Hummels said.

“We can’t rest on that previous result and believe that it’ll go well this time too,” said the former Dortmund star.

Bayern were given a timely boost ahead of the clash when Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez both trained with the team after recovering from their respective injuries.

David Alaba remains doubtful but will rejoin the squad ahead of the match. The Austrian international hurt his knee against Mainz.

“It isn’t a very big problem,” Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti said after the game.

“But we will have to wait and see if he will be OK for Wednesday.”

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