Match facts ahead of #BMGBVB
All the important facts and need-to-know information for the DFB-Pokal quarter-final clash against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday evening (20:45 CET).
- Under the current coronavirus measures being enforced by the federal and state governments, all professional sporting events must take place behind closed doors.
- This will be the fourth meeting between the Foals and BVB in the history of the DFB-Pokal, with the record favouring the Foals. VfL have won both of the ties that have taken place in Mönchengladbach, first in the second round of the 1987 competition by a 6-1 scoreline, and then in another second-round clash in 2004 that finished 2-1 to the Foals. However, the most recent meeting between the sides was won by BVB in the second round of last season’s DFB-Pokal as Gladbach fell to a 2-1 defeat in Dortmund.
- There have been 98 meetings between the two Borussias in the Bundesliga. Dortmund have won 40 of these compared to Gladbach’s 30, while 28 matches have ended as a draw.
- The most recent clash between the Foals and BVB came on matchday 18. Marco Rose’s team came away 4-2 winners at BORUSSIA-PARK as Nico Elvedi netted a brace alongside goals from Ramy Bensebaini and Marcus Thuram.
- VfL have won the DFB-Pokal three times in the club’s history - in 1960, 1973, and most recently in 1995 - and have reached the final on two further occasions.
- The Foals’ journey to the quarter-finals has come thanks to victories over Regionalliga sides FC Oberneuland (8-0) and SV Elsversberg (5-0), as well as a 2-1 win over fellow Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart.
- Patrick Herrmann is currently Gladbach’s top scorer in this season’s DFB-Pokal. The 30-year-old has netted three goals in two games for the Foals in the competition.
- Borussia Dortmund have won the DFB-Pokal four times, with their most recent triumph in 2017.
- BVB’s route to the quarter-finals came courtesy of victories over third-tier MSV Duisburg (5-0), Bundesliga 2 side Eintracht Braunschweig (2-0), and a last 16 win against SC Paderborn that finished 3-2 after extra time.
- The DFB will confirm the officials on the day of the match, due to the coronavirus measures in place.
- Fans can follow the match on social media using the hashtag #BMGBVB or by following Borussia’s English-language account on Facebook and Twitter.