FC Bayern Munich begins the DFB Cup game at Preußen Münster without top striker Harry Kane in the starting line-up.
Instead of the Englishman, who initially sits on the bench, Mathys Tel plays in the offensive. In goal, new signing Daniel Peretz celebrates his competitive debut for the record cup winners as planned.
Compared to the 7-0 win against VfL Bochum last Saturday, Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel made three more changes. Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry and Jamal Musiala are also new to the team. Offensive man Thomas Müller and defenders Minjae Kim, Dayot Upamecano, who complained about problems on Tuesday morning, and Matthijs de Ligt are not in the squad due to injuries.
It was “very unusual” that three central defenders would be out at once, Tuchel said before the game on Sky broadcaster. He therefore ordered Goretzka into central defense alongside Noussair Mazraoui.
Preußen Münster has substitute keeper Johannes Schenk in goal, whom the Westphalia team borrowed from FC Bayern.