Bayern, Leipzig DFB-Pokal semi-final dates announced

Niko Kovac's bid for back-to-back DFB-Pokal crowns continues when Bayern Munich travels to Werder Bremen in the semi-finals on April 24.

Bayern Munich celebrate against Heidenheim   -  Bongarts

Bayern Munich will travel to Werder Bremen on April 24 for their DFB-Pokal semi-final, with Hamburg hosting RB Leipzig a day earlier.

Head coach Niko Kovac is aiming for back-to-back successes in the competition after his Eintracht Frankfurt side overcame Bayern 3-1 in the 2018 final.

The Bundesliga champion suffered a scare in this season's quarter-finals, eventually overcoming 2.Bundesliga side Heidenheim 5-4 in a remarkable contest despite Niklas Sule's first-half red card.

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Germany's second tier still has representation in the form of Hamburg, which beat Paderborn 2-0 in the previous round.

Leipzig is expected to be Bayern's main obstacle to a 19th Pokal triumph, although it needed Marcel Halstenberg's goal in stoppage time of extra time to edge a 2-1 quarter-final win at Augsburg.

DFB Pokal Semifinal Schedule

24 April - Hamburg SV vs RB Leipzig 12:15 am (IST)

25 April - Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich 12:15 am (IST)