- Bayern knock Bremen out to book a place in the DFB Cup final.

- Bavarians gunning for the treble in Pep Guardiola's last season in charge.

- Winner will face either Dortmund or Hertha Berlin in the final at the Olympiastadion on 21 May.

A total of 64 teams competed in round one of this season's DFB Cup last August - now we are down to the final four. FC Bayern München knocked out SV Werder Bremen on Tuesday, while Hertha Berlin are still to take on Borussia Dortmund at the Olympiastadion, the venue for the final on 21 May.

DFB Cup semi-final fixtures (kick-offs 20:30CEST/18:30GMT)

Tuesday 19 April

FC Bayern München vs FC SV Werder Bremen - match preview

Wednesday 20 April

Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund - match preview

23:00 - BIS MORGEN!

That caps off our LIVE coverage of the DFB Cup semi-finals for tonight. FC Bayern have booked their place in the final in Berlin, but who will join them? Hertha Berlin and Borussia Dortmund go head-to-head tomorrow night in a bid to follow in the German record titleholders' footsteps. The preview can be found above if you click on the fixture, while LIVE updates will be back tomorrow for all the build-up...for now we bid you good night!


Franck Ribery (FC Bayern forward): Of course I think it's fair to say that wasn't our best game of the season, but we've won and reached the final. We've always got to win the games and at times that's been difficult this season. For me everything's OK. It's nice to be playing again and helping the team. It's a lot of fun!


Thomas Müller (FC Bayern forward): "We won 2-0. We did what we set out to do and what was the most important thing which was making it to the next round. In my opinion there were a few too many mistakes from our side, too many misplaced passes. Bremen made life difficult for us, but we've had a lot of better games. We've been working on our corners and it showed in our first goal."


Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen striker): "At the end of the day, Bayern played better and deserved to win. We haven't reached the final but I think we acquitted ourselves well in the cup and in our last three games. If we keep playing like this we will stay in the league. Everything's possible, but if the team keeps playing like this, with this type of confidence, then we can win on the weekend and take a big step towards safety."


Viktor Skripnik (Werder Bremen head coach): "Overall it was a courageous performance from us. We knew we'd have a tough job on our hands away from home. With the body language and character we showed tonight then we can achieve our targets this season. We want to make ourselves an uncomfortable opponent is similar fashion against Hamburg next time out."


Bayern remain on course for the treble as the knock Bremen out of the DFB Cup to book their place in the final.


The second goal has taken the wind out of Bremen's sails and it looks like Bayern are going to go into cruise control for the closing stages.

Thomas Müller celebrates bagging his brace against Werder Bremen. © imago

21:58 - GOAL! BAYERN 2-0 BREMEN!

...which Thomas Müller duly dispatches of, sending Felix Wiedwald the wrong way from the spot.


Arturo Vidal comes off the bench to replace Kingsley Coman and soon after wins Bayern a penalty...


Bremen think they have an equaliser as David Alaba puts the ball in his own net, but have the effort ruled out for a foul on the left back.


The hosts have immediately put Bremen under pressure as they did in the first. Franck Ribery's chipped cross just evades Robert Lewandowski, while Theo Gebre Selassie makes a desperate clearance after good work by Kingsley Coman.


The ball is rolling once again. Can Bayern hold on or extend their lead or can Werder cause an almighty cupset?

21:16 - HALF TIME

Bayern haven't had it all their own way, but take a one-goal lead in at the break. Bremen will need to offer more threat in the final third if they stand any chance of causing an upset.


The visitors get their first real sight of goal as Manuel Neuer comes haring off his line to clear. The ball lands at the feet of Sambou Yatabare, who attempts a lob only to see Neuer recover his position and collect comfortably.


With a goal to his name already, Thomas Müller again goes close this time flashing an effort just past the far post from the edge of the box. When Thomas is in the mood, he's really hard to stop!

Thomas Müller heads FC Bayern in front against Werder Bremen. © imago / Action Pictures


Fifth corner of the game sees Bayern open the scoring as thomas Müller loses his marker to head home. Felix Wiedwald almost got enough on the header to keep it out, but was beaten in the end.


Bremen are getting stuck in, but Bayern are stroking the ball about with ease and getting ever closer to an opener as Kingsley Coman and Mario Götze both go close to picking out a team-mate with square balls.


Werder are being pinned inside their own half, but are holding their own against the Bayern pressure thus far. Can they do so for 90 minutes or more though?


Bremen are struggling to get themselves off the back foot. Kingsley Coman is having a good game out wide, but his two dangerous deliveries both fail to find a team-mate in a goalscoring position.


Both sides have started brightly. Bayern are unsurprisingly controlling possession, but Bremen are posing a threat on the counter so far. The visitors are just lacking the final pass.

20:30 - KICK OFF!

We're underway at the Allianz Arena. Goals should be guaranteed, but it is the cup, so you never know!

20:15 - Warm ups underway!

Kick off is getting ever closer. Tweet in your scoreline predictions to our official Twitter account @Bundesliga_EN!

20:00 - FC Bayern team news

20:00 - Werder Bremen team news

19:45 - Less than an hour away from kick off!

FC Bayern and Werder Bremen are ready to rumble! Are you?

19:05 - Eyes on the prize

Anything can happen in cup competitions, but FC Bayern know what they are playing for.

18:50 - Dortmund en route

They may be en route to the DFB Cup semi-finals in Berlin, but there's always time for a selfie on the Dortmund flight...

© gettyimages / Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts

18:21 - Aubameyang injury blow

Adrian Ramos is set to start up front against his former club after Borussia Dortmund confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would not feature against Hertha Berlin on Wednesday after the Gabon striker suffered a toe injury in training.

Read: Full report on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's injury

17:40 - High hopes

Borussia Dortmund are off to Berlin and, with the DFB Cup final set to be staged there later this season, are hoping it will not be their last trip to the capital this season.

17:28 - Götze gearing up!

Mario Götze wants your scoreline predictions for the DFB Cup semi-final between FC Bayern and Werder Bremen.

16:57 - No white flag!

Their record offers little hope, but SV Werder Bremen are refusing to roll over before their game against FC Bayern has even taken place.

16:35 - Per pops in!

A perfect pre-match confidence boost as the Bremen players receive warm words of encouragement from a club legend.

16:30 - Rise and shine!

Wakey, wakey FC Bayern fans on the opposite side of the Atlantic! Ready for the clash with Bremen?

16:01 - Strong record

Playing away from home against FC Bayern isn't any ordinary match though...

15:41 - Perfect night out

"The neighbour will be watching the apartment. Scarf at the ready," reads the tweet below from a Hertha fan.

15:30 - Kick-off getting closer

14:44 - Boateng making progress

Here's Jerome Boateng continuing his rehabilitation from a groin injury in training today:

14:12 - Did you know...?

Here's a stat for you: Bayern (17 wins) and Bremen (six) are the two most successful clubs in the history of the DFB Cup.

13:26 - Aubameyang set to be fit

"Aubameyang took a knock to his toe in training yesterday. It was very painful but it shouldn't trouble him tomorrow."

13:23 - 'Hertha will be confident'

"I'm expecting a very confident Hertha team. They have a unique opportunity to reach the final at home," says Tuchel.

13:21 - Tuchel: 'We need to step up our game'

On Wednesday it is over to Hertha and Dortmund to provide the second of this year's finalists, and BVB coach Thomas Tuchel has just been speaking to the media ahead of the game. Here's a few of his choicest quotes...

"We need to markedly step up our game if we're to win in Berlin tomorrow. I'm in no doubt whatsoever that the team is mentally prepared to do that."

13:12 - Badstuber thanks the fans

The Reds will be supported by fans the world over this evening, for which injured defender Holger Badstuber is very grateful:

12:54 - Team spirit the key

Togetherness could be the key for Papy Djilobodji and Co. tonight.

12:02 - Limbering up

The Bayern players stretched their legs in a light training session at Sabener Straße this afternoon.

11:32 - 'Pizza' piping hot

Claudio Pizarro will take centre stage at the Allianz Arena this evening. The Peru international is the Bundesliga's highest-scoring foreign player with 189 goals and also won six Bundesliga titles and five DFB Cups in two spells with the Reds. Tonight he'll be plotting their downfall, having also just become Werder's record scorer in the Bundesliga in Matchday 30's win over VfL Wolfsburg:

10:51 - Easier said than done

The Green-Whites might not see much of the ball, but that doesn't mean Viktor Skripnik's charges cannot cause an upset in Munich this evening.

10:32 - 'We're so ready'

Some of the Bayern players have been on social media tweeting in anticipation of this game. "We're so ready," says left-back David Alaba.

10:29 - Rode targets capital appearance

Bayern midfielder Sebastian Rode intends to help book the Reds' place at the final in Berlin on May 21.

"Matchday, up against Bremen this evening. Our last hurdle on the road to Berlin!"

10:00 - Hello, good morning and welcome to's live build-up to this evening's DFB Cup semi-final between FC Bayern München and SV Werder Bremen. We'll have plenty of news, comment and analysis for your delectation between now and kick-off, and for starters, here's our match preview.