SAAR Vs LEV Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Saarbrucken look to keep their dream spree going in the DFB Cup
Defeating Koln in the tournamnet previously before eventfully triumphing on penalties in the quarter-final, so Saarbrucken, this season’s sojourn has been nothing short of a jubilant dream. Becoming the first ever club from the fourth tier of German football to have reached the semi-finals of the DFB cup, Saarbrucken make an advent into today’s encounter having already surpassed all of the expectations accorded from them.
Devoutly endearing themselves to their rapturous supporters this season, the side’s maverick spree in the DFB Cup was followed by an equally maverick run in the league as well. Named champions of the league after the Coronavirus pandemic wrecked havoc to abruptly curtail the league, Saarbrucken ended up earning qualification into the third level of football in the country.
Having never previously managed to get past this round, the side will be looking to rake in yet another unprecedented achievement this term when they take on Bayer Leverkusen today. However, things will be far from easy for them when they take on the fifth placed side in the Bundesliga, a team which has been in rampant touch this season.
While Bayer Leverkusen have been lauded for their titillating form this season, the side is stuttering in the league at the moment. The 4-2 defeat to Bayern Munich the last time around was the side’s second in its last three clashes, a result which saw them come crashing out of the top 4.
However, this should be more or less a straightforward win for the side with the team playing against a Saarbrucken team that hasn’t kicked the ball since March.
Probable Playing 11
- L Bender and Havertz will both be out of contention for the clash with the players suffering injuries currently.
Batz, Barylla, Schorch, Uaferro, Müller, Jänicke, Perdedaj, Zeitz, Mendler, Jurcher, Zellner
Hradecky, Tah, S Bender, Tapsoba, Weiser, Aranguiz, Demirbay, Wendell, Bellarabi, Volland, Wirtz
DFB Cup 2019-20
Match: Saarbrucken Vs Bayer Leverkusen Semi-Final 1
Date And Time: 10th June, Wednesday- 12:00am IST
Venue: wohninvest WESERSTADION, Bremen
Where To Watch: Star Sports Select 2/HD
- Havertz: 11 Goals, 5 Assists
Bayer Leverkusen Vs Bayern Munich: 2-4
SAAR Vs LEV Dream11 Picks
Not even once did the thought of leaving Daniel Batz out of our Dream 11 side cross our minds. The saviour of his side in the competion, he emerged with five penalty saves in the quarter-final, a truly worldclass show of goal-keeping to carry his side into the impending encounter.
Although cleansheets have been elusive for Bayer Leverkusen since the league has restarted, we are still going to opt for all the defenders from the team. The side has made for a well responsible and disciplined backline largely, a team that has allowed a mere 40 goals past it all season.
And as they strive for what would only be their second ever DFB Cup, Bayer Leverkusen will be looking to imbed in place a sparkling performance today. Up infront of a side which hasn’t played in three months and is three leagues below them, a cleansheet for the visiting team lured us into four defenders from the side.
All of Edmond Tapsoba, Jonathan Tah, Mitchell Weiser and Sven Bender will be our selections from the team for the imminent encounter.
Provider of the four goals and six assists for the visitors, Karim Bellarabi becomes the first name to find a place in our side along with Kerem Demirbay who was responsible for his side’s win in the quarter-final against Union Berlin. Elsewhere, the diminutive and indomitable partnership of Tobias Janicke and Manuel Zeitz will be our pick from Saarbrucken, two players who have been unfazed by the superior level of oppositions dished out infront of them.
Kevin Volland couldn’t be making his return from his long injury at a finer time for Bayer Leverkusen. With Havertz set to miss out due to injury, Volland with the 9 goals and 8 assists comes across as the most perfect player to full in that void.
The opposition on the other hand see Gillian Jurcher canter his way into our docket for the affair.
Captain And Vice-Captain
His 9 goals will see Volland be our team’s captain while Bellarabi is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Batz, Bender, Tapsoba, Tah, Weiser, Bellarabi, Demirbay, Zeitz, Janicke, Jurcher, Volland
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