MSV aim for DFB Pokal upset

Posted on May 20, 2011

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BUNDESLIGA.2 outfit MSV Duisburg will be looking to cause a major cup shock in the DFB Pokal final in Berlin against Schalke tomorrow night.

The underdogs, who sit 8th in the second-tier, have enjoyed a fine season in the DFB Pokal beating the likes of FC Koln, Kaiserslutern and Energie Cottbus so far.

But Saturday night brings a tougher test against Ralf Rangnick’s Schalke who reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League this season.

Coach Milan Sasic told KICKER: “We are aware of the problem, we have players here that have struck,

“We will evaluate everything tomorrow morning and then make a decision,

“Our opportunity is that it is only a game over 90 or 120 minutes as the favorite role is given clear, we can play really free”

Duisburg will be missing a host of regular players including captain Srdjan Baljak and Julian Koch.

Ivica Grlic, Stefan Maierhofer and Benjamin Kern will be given until the last minute to prove their fitness.

Sasic cheekily told the Bundesliga’s Official website: “Maybe we can spring a tactical surprise on Schalke, seeing as we don’t know ourselves yet who’ll be playing.”

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