Mainz coach Bo Svensson draws courage from the two most recent home wins against champions FC Bayern Munich for the round of 16 of the cup.
"It's no secret that we played two top games. Bayern didn't have their very best day. We know these games. It's a really great challenge," said the Dane. In April 2021 (2-1) and in April 2022 (3-1) the 05ers celebrated Bundesliga home victories against the German industry leader. On Wednesday (8.45 p.m. / ARD and Sky), the Svensson team is still an outsider in the round of 16 between the two Bundesliga teams.
Goalkeeper Robin Zentner (back injury) and striker Jonathan Burkardt (rehabilitation training) are not available, as they were in the 5-2 win against VfL Bochum. "Robin is just getting an old man," joked Svensson. "It's definitely getting better. It's not yet ready for him to do anything on the pitch. That's why he won't play a role in tomorrow's game. Jonny is struggling. We're patient." Opponent Bayern called Svensson the "hardest task of all".