Pep Guardiola was unfazed by facing last year’s fellow finalists, while shock last-four entrants Arminia Bielefeld will host Wolfsburg
Bayern Munich have drawn Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal semi-finals in a repeat of last season’s final.
The Bavarians reached the last four in dramatic circumstances on Wednesday after Bayer Leverkusen took them to penalties with the scores level at 0-0 after 120 minutes, with Manuel Neuer saving Josip Drmic’s effort before Thiago Alcantara scored their fifth and final spot-kick.
That triumph at the BayArena has set up a home clash at the Allianz Arena with Borussia Dortmund, whom they defeated in the final in 2013-14, after Jurgen Klopp’s men needed extra-time to edge past Hoffenheim with a 3-2 win secured with a cracking Sebastian Kehl strike.
“Dortmund are a top team,” Guardiola told ARD when asked about facing BVB on April 28. “To win the cup one must beat everybody.
“We just defeated one of the fastest teams in the world. We did well and we controlled the game, even if we had a couple of issues. Manuel Neuer is a great goalkeeper, as is Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno; they both played well but in the end we won.”
Third-tier club Arminia Bielefeld continue their fairytale run with a home tie against high-flying Bundesliga club Wolfsburg on April 29.
Arminia, who were relegated from 2. Bundesliga last season, caused a major upset in the quarter-finals on Wednesday by eliminating Bundesliga heavyweights Borussia Monchengladbach on penalties.
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