FC Bayern Women visit Jena for DFB Cup quarter-final | OneFootball

FC Bayern Women visit Jena for DFB Cup quarter-final | OneFootball

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·4 March 2024

FC Bayern Women visit Jena for DFB Cup quarter-final

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FC Bayern Women return from the international break with a crucial DFB Cup quarter-final tie away at Carl Zeiss Jena on Tuesday, 5 March. Kick-off at the Ernst-Abbe-Sportfeld is at 6.30pm CET. Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game in our preview.

State of play

Bayern hit Kickers Offenbach for six in the round of 16 thanks to goals from Jovana Damnjanovic, Sydney Lohmann, Jill Baijings, Alara Sehitler and a Pernille Harder brace. Now Alexander Straus’s team face second division opposition in Jena. The teams also met at this stage in the 2021/22 cup campaign – the same year Carl Zeiss were relegated from the Bundesliga. Bayern claimed a resounding 9-1 victory that day.


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In the Google Pixel Bundesliga, the Munich Frauen are top of the table after 14 matchdays following the 2-0 win over Essen prior to the break, with Glodis Viggosdottir and Damnjanovic scoring.

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Jovana Damnjanovic scored twice in the last encounter with Carl Zeiss Jena.

Opponent: Carl Zeiss Jena

Jena currently sit fifth in Bundesliga 2 with 24 points after 13 games played. Steffen Beck’s team are on a run of five games without defeat. They beat Ingolstadt 3-2 in the first round of the cup before a 1-0 victory over Nürnberg. They reached the final eight thanks to a 3-1 win over Viktoria Berlin in the previous round.

Team news

Straus remains without Carolin Simon (cruciate ligament), Weronika Zawistowska (cruciate ligament), Cecilia Ran Runarsdottir (kneecap), Ana Maria Guzman (knee) and Tainara (illness). Magdalena Eriksson (metatarsal) isn't yet ready to return.

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Bayern’s aim coming into this game is to reach the semi-finals.

“DFB cup is very important for us”

Alexander Straus: “The mood in the team is very good. Our final training session was excellent. The girls are very pleased to be back together and preparing for the next game after the break. We’re facing a top team from the second division in Carl Zeiss Jena, who are in very good form. We need our best performance. We’re ready for that.”

Jovana Damnjanovic: “We’re all happy to be back in Munich again. The mood is excellent, and training has been great. We’ve scored a lot of goals, which gives us a good feeling for the cup game. We know it’ll be a tough match. Jena are up there in the second division. We’re expecting them to be battling in the game and trying to keep us at bay for as long as possible. Our clear goal is to win and advance to the semi-finals.”

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