Stoeger plotting Bayern downfall

The Goats become the next side to test Bayern’s perceived invincibility and Stoeger believes he has found a way of succeeding.

“You’ve seen all the different approaches which have not worked – they take advantage of practically everything,” Stoeger told the Express newspaper.

“If they suss us out, then it’s going to be hard to survive. Our task is therefore going to be to ensure they don’t get any pleasure out of this game.

“We’re going to have to put in a lot of effort and we need (goalkeeper) Timo (Horn) in top form.”

Hamburg found out how deadly Bayern can be when they get into their groove, losing 8-0 at the Allianz Arena 10 days ago.

Cologne have a good record in Munich, however, coming away beaten only once from their six previous visits to the Allianz Arena.