MATHEW WAGNER - Tuesday, October 30, 2012
In the second round of DFB Pokal, Matt Taylor and Münster look to shock another Bundesliga team, while Andrew Wooten and Sandhausen take on Jermaine Jones and high-flying Schalke.
Preußen Münster - FC Augsburg
After beating Werder Bremen in the first round of the competition, Matt Taylor and Münster will try to create another upset against Bundesliga team Augsburg on Tuesday.
Taylor played the hero for Münster against Bremen, scoring a hat-trick and adding an assist in the 4-2 win August 19. The American forward hasn't slowed down since then and leads the 3. Bundesliga with 10 goals.
Münster's opponent, Augsburg, has struggled to start the Bundesliga campaign. The team has won only one in nine matches - although that win came against Bremen October 5.
Captain Paul Verhaegh and forwards Tosten Oehrl and Giovanni Sio will be absent for Augsburg with an ankle injury, an inflection and an undisclosed illness, respectively, while Münster is not reporting any significant injuries at this time.
FC Schalke 04 - SV Sandhausen
Following a statement week, Jermaine Jones and Schalke strive to avoid a trap game against Andrew Wooten and Sandhausen Tuesday.
In an eight-day span, Schalke won three matches, including at rivals Dortmund and against Arsenal in the Champions League, and the team has won four matches in a row across all competitions. The Royal Blues now sit in second place in Germany's top tier, four points behind Bayern Munich.
All the team's momentum could go out the window with a loss to 2. Bundesliga team Sandhausen. Wooten has played the past three matches for Sandhausen at right wing, but he has not stopped the team from losing its last two matches by a combined score of 5-1.
Defenders Sören Halfar, Julian Schauerte and Daniel Schulz are out for Sandhausen due to inguinal problems, rehabilitation and rest, respectively. Schalke is not reporting any injuries at this time.
American right back Steve Cherundolo is set to start another match on the bench when Hannover hosts Dynamo Dresden Wednesday.
Joe Gyau will hope to feature for St. Pauli in its match with VfB Stuttgart Wednesday.
Goalkeeper David Yelldell should not see the field against Arminia Bielefeld Wednesday.