Strong reaction from FC Bayern to the mini-crisis. Munich easily won the round of 16 in the DFB Cup against Mainz 4-0 (3-0). Especially in the first half, Bayern play themselves into a frenzy. The ticker to read.

DFB Cup, Round of 16

1. FSV Mainz 05 – Bayern Munich

01.02.2023 | 8:45 p.m

The most important thing in brief: FC Bayern Munich made it into the quarter-finals of the DFB Cup without any problems. Coach Julian Nagelsmann’s team beat FSV Mainz 05 4-0 (3-0) on Wednesday evening. In the round of 16, the Portuguese João Cancelo, who was only introduced on Tuesday, was directly in the starting XI. The goals for the German record champions were scored by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (17th minute), Jamal Musiala (30th), Leroy Sané (44th) and Alphonso Davies (83rd). After three draws in the Bundesliga, it was Bayern’s first competitive win of the year. Alexander Hack saw a yellow-red card from Mainz in the closing stages (86′).

Bayern professional Thomas Müller achieved another milestone in his career in the match. The 33-year-old played his 63rd game in the DFB-Pokal for FC Bayern and thus drew level with former goalkeeper Sepp Maier as the club’s record player.

Portugal international João Cancelo can hardly wait for his first appearance for FC Bayern. “I feel absolutely ready to start. I’m happy when I can play with the Bayern shirt. It’s very important that we progress in the cup,” said the 28-year-old, who signed Munich shortly before the end of the transfer window.

First of all, the full-back is on loan from the Pep Guardiola Club until the end of the season. According to media reports, Bayern have a purchase option for the World Cup participant, whose market value is estimated at 70 million euros. Will Cancelo already play in the round of 16 at FSV Mainz 05 on Wednesday evening (8.45 p.m. / ARD and Sky)?

“With his attacking style of play and his dynamism, he fits perfectly into our system and with his mentality and experience he also fits in very well with our team. I’m convinced that João will help us in the coming weeks and months when we want to win titles,” said sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. Previously this winter he had signed Yann Sommer from Borussia Mönchengladbach and the recently unemployed former Ajax professional Daley Blind.

Patrick Esume says goodbye to the TV crew after the end of the NFL at Ran in Munich. Esume was live for the last time in the ProSieben TV studio on Sunday. The NFL will run on RTL in the future. The future of Esume is still unclear.

FC Bayern lands a real cracker at the end of the transfer ticker. Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo is likely to be loaned out for the second half of the season. Meanwhile, Union Berlin is causing a stir with five-time Champions League winner and ex-Real star Isco. All news about the transfer deadline in the ticker.