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FC Bayern E. Choupo-Moting (24), T. Müller (Pen. 36), E. Choupo-Moting (75)

New Bayern signings Nübel, Sarr, Roca, Costa and Choupo-Moting set to play in the DFB-Pokal

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern München's internationals are all expected to be rested for Thursday's DFB-Pokal encounter with FC Düren. This means that head coach Hansi Flick could start new signings Alexander Nübel, Bouna Sarr, Marc Roca, Douglas Costa and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. Photo: GEPA Pictures/PICTURE POINT/Sven Sonntag/Pool via PICTURE POINT

Five Bayern München players – Manuel Neuer, Niklas Süle, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry – could start when Germany locks horns with Switzerland at the RheinEnergieStadion in Köln in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Benjamin Pavard, Corentin Tolisso, Lucas Hernandez and Kingsley Coman (France), Robert Lewandowski (Poland) and David Alaba (Austria) are all on international duty as well.

Therefore, none of them are expected to be involved when Bayern face fifth-tier side FC Düren in the DFB-Pokal on Thursday.

In the absence of the likes of Neuer, Kimmich and Lewandowski, new signings Alexander Nübel, Bouna Sarr, Marc Roca, Douglas Costa and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting should all be given a run out along with youngsters Chris Richards and Jamal Musiala.

Alphonso Davies could potentially feature as he hasn't been on duty for Canada while Jerome Boateng, Javi Martinez and Thomas Müller could add experience to the side.

This is how Bayern's second-string line up could look, according to Sport1 and Kicker:

Nübel - Sarr, Richards, Boateng, Davies - Roca, Martinez - Costa, Müller, Musiala - Choupo-Moting.

Düren Merzenich
1K. Jackmuth
20Adis Omerbasić
4J. Sobiech
22Mario Weber
5J. Becker
30Markus Wipperfürth ↩81
16M. Störmann ↩81
6David Pütz
8G. Antoski ↩53
7Marc Brasnic ↩70
10P. Simon (C) ↩53
31Patrick Bade
9David Bors
17D. Bleja ↪53
2G. Mabanza ↪81
19Mardochee Tchakoumi
11Tiziano Lo Iacono ↪70
23Kanischka Taher
25Adam Matuszczyk ↪53
27Baris Sarikaya ↪81
FC Bayern
35Alexander Nübel
20Bouna Sarr
4Niklas Süle ↩46
17Jérôme Boateng
19Alphonso Davies
8Javi Martínez
22Marc Roca
11Douglas Costa ↩61
25Thomas Müller (C) ↩61
42Jamal Musiala
13E. Choupo-Moting ↩77
39Ron-Torben Hoffmann
15Jann-Fiete Arp ↪77
45Leon Dajaku ↪61
47Armindo Sieb ↪61 ↩87
37Kilian Senkbeil
48Alexander Lungwitz
36Angelo Stiller ↪46
38Daniels Ontužāns ↪87

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