The quarterfinals open this Tuesday (20:45 / ARD / SKY) of the 1st FC Union Berlin and the FC St. Pauli. The three other lots around the semi-final will take place on Wednesday evening.
_ Outgoing position: _UNION is the favorite as a tables of the Bundesliga against the third place the 2nd league from Hamburg of course the favorite. On the last matchday, both teams were victorious. Union won 3: 1 against Mainz 05, St. Pauli with the same result at FC Ingolstadt. The Irishes finished their negative series of three defeats without their own gates. Accordingly, the relief was in Köpenick.
_Personal: _ For Union is likely to be rotated on some position. TopTorjäger Taiwo Awoniyi stands after his joker use against Mainz before returning to the starting formation. Maybe replacement goalkeeper Frederik Rönnow may be for Stammkeeper Andreas Luthe Ran. Except for the remaining midfield actors Keita Endo and Andras Schäfer are all actors fit.
Pauli coach Timo Schultz may need to rebuild the defensive. The defender Leart Paqarada (Ankle Blessur), Philipp Ziereis (thigh) and Adam Dzwigala (adductors.
_History: _ Union is in the DFB Cup before the second semi-final feeder. 2001 succeeded in the finale, which was lost against Schalke 04 0: 2. In 1994 Union defeated FC St. Pauli in the first round of the DFB pokal at home with 2: 3. The hamburgers were in 2006 in the semi-final and lost 0: 3 against the later Cup winner FC Bayern Munich.
_CITATAT: _ Coach Urs Fischer: “St. Pauli is a team that moves around the climb. Also in the Cup, they did not beat Borussia Dortmund unevenly at home. They try to find playful solutions and to find the opponent high press. In addition, they turn up a lot. They are active. That will be a very difficult game for us. “
_ Special: _The Hamburger Offensive Man Marcel Hartel rose in 2019 with Union in the Bundesliga. The friendly, our usual, welcome as “football god” through the fans of the Iron’s fans is safe to him in the stadium on the old forester.