On Monday, Chemnitzer will host Union Berlin at Stadion a der Gellertsraße in the DFB-Pokal first round.
In 1993, the hosts advanced to the semifinals of Germany’s major domestic cup, while the guests finished second in 2001.
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Chemnitzer has a history in the DFB-Pokal despite finishing fifth in Regionaliga Nordost previous season and missing out on promotion to the third tier of German football for the second straight year.
In the aforementioned 1992–1993 season, Hertha Berlin’s reserve squad prevented them from reaching a first-ever final, but Die Himmelblauen have advanced past the first round in six of the seasons since that remarkable run deep into the competition.
The main objective for coach Christian Tiffert will be to lead his side back into 3. Between 2011 and 2018, they played seven consecutive seasons in Liga, with a return to 2 their long-term objective. They last competed in the Bundesliga in 2001 before experiencing financial troubles.
Prior to Monday’s test against Bundesliga team Union Berlin, Chemnitzer had won four straight games and kept four shutouts. This will not diminish their confidence that they can pull off a major upset.
Union Berlin has grown steadily since being promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time in the club’s history in 2019. In many ways, Union Berlin is the model club for those in the lower divisions to aspire to.
With the team finishing in 11th, seventh, and fifth position in Germany’s top division, Urs Fischer, who took over as manager in 2018, guided the club to promotion in his first season in charge.
The former East Berlin team missed out on Champions League football last season by just one point, but they will now play in the Europa League for the first time since the 2001–02 campaign, which was made possible by the aforementioned DFB–Pokal final loss to Schalke 04 the season before.
During his tenure as manager, Fischer will definitely be focused on bringing Union Berlin its first major trophy while also making sure they advance on the national and European levels.
In both teams’ inaugural competitive games of the season, we anticipate Chemnitzer to give their Bundesliga opponents a challenging match.
However, as they attempt to improve upon their incredible league position from last season by juggling three competitions, the visitors should eventually possess a little too much intelligence and talent.