Borussia Dortmund face 1860 Munich in DFB-POKAL first round


The German football season is here, with Borussia Dortmund starting the new season with a trip to third-tier 1860 Munich in the DFB-Pokal. The Yellow Wall won the Championship the national trophy two years ago.


Last season, Dortmund were knocked out by FC St. Pauli in the Round of 16 following a disappointing 2-1 defeat on the road. 


Dortmund’s underwhelming performance at the start of last season had forced a significant change in the team, including the reappointment of Edin Terzić as head coach after Marco Rose parted ways with the club.


The club have also announced new arrivals from Germany and other European football clubs. The Yellow Wall aim to get back to the top after Bayern Munich ramped up their 10th consecutive league title last season.


In the DFB-Pokal, Borussia Dortmund is a five-time champion, with the most recent victory in the 2020–21 season.


1860 Munich vs Borussia Dortmund – what you should expect


Head coach Edin Terzić knows Dortmund desires to return to the summit of German football amid unending domination by Bayern Munich. The German could only achieve this by grounding out the best results.


In the DFB-Pokal last season, 1860 Munich went as far as getting to the Round of 16 before suffering a defeat to Karlsruher SC.


Borussia Dortmund would be out to write the wrongs of last season’s dismal performance with an impressive result against the Munich-based club.


Borussia Dortmund season Preview


A lot has changed at the club in the last two years, especially in the technical department, which has a critical area that is yet to be resolved.


Apart from this, Dortmund did good business in the transfer window by signing Sébastien Haller, Nico Schlotterbeck and Karim Adeyemi.


Haller was one of the best forwards on the European continent last season. Nico Schlotterbeck played a vital role that helped Freiberg reach the finals of the DFB-Pokal, and Karim Adeyemi is one of the best young talents in Austria.