Dresden. Dynamo’s task in the second round of the DFB could hardly be more difficult. “It’s no secret: they are the best team in the second division,” coach Alexander Schmidt said of FC St. Pauli, leaders in the second Bundesliga table – and Dinamo 3-0 in the league match for three and a half weeks. defeated before.
But this time it’s a cup and it has its own rules. Game starts at 6:30pm – updated here in detail in the livestream.
5:50 pm: The squads are there – and with them the first surprises before kick-off. At the moment, Dinamo is missing top scorer Christophe Daverner. Captain Yannick Stark and Defense Chief Michael Solbauer are also not in the starting line-up. Instead, coach Schmidt chose the following team: Brühl – Becker, Akoto, Idonis, Lowe – Schrötter, Weil, Hermann – Morchel – Somm, Königsdorfer.
Chris Lowe will lead the team to the field as captain. Stark, Daverner and Solbauer are on the bench, while actual captain Sebastian May is not on the bench. According to information from Sächsische.de, it has been temporarily canceled due to illness.
It was reported before the match:
This duel is under different sponsorship than a league match so we don’t use the cup saying and its own rules. As for the black and yellow, it’s not just about qualifying for the last 16 of the DFB Cup, thus securing a welcome injection for the club of half a million euros. Above all, the team has to do something for the self-confidence that has been scratched after six defeats in the last seven games.
A trophy fight is the best chance for that. For that reason alone, Schmidt is out of the question to give up on the match – not even in regards to the groundbreaking duel against Sandhausen in the second division on Saturday. Of course, he has to change individuals subtly, perhaps even alternately. “But we will not allow anything.” Except for one position: Kevin Bruhl will also be in goal in the Cup.
“A football player and someone who has the heart in the right place can’t say, ‘I want to win this game or this game,'” Schmidt says. “We have 16,000 spectators in the stadium, we are Dinamo Dresden, we have a game at home. We cannot allow ourselves to say: we give priority to this or that. We have to try to win both games.”
The Bavarians, who have turned 53 since Saturday, are expecting a “really hot match under the floodlights” on Wednesday night and are hoping for a similarly good result as in the first round, when his team beat Paderborn 2-1. However, the coach already has one wish: “It doesn’t have to be extended.”
On staff status: Ransford-Yeboah Königsdorfer has survived stomach issues and is ready to go. According to Schmidt, Patrick Wehrauch and Kevin Eilers have been fully training again since last week, so a comeback seems possible. Brandon Borillo must be carefully applied for maximum pressure after a metatarsal fracture. Panagiotis Vlachodimos, Tim Knipping and Patrick Wiegers (all cruciate ligament tears) are missing longer as well as Max Kulke (ankle external ligament tear).