DFB Pokal draw: Bayern München face Borussia Dortmund in the quarter finals

Schalke legend Olaf Thon managed to provide the Royal Blues arch rival’s with the toughest draw of them all.

Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp was told shortly before the draw that Thon was in charge of draw together with the DFB’s general secretary Helmut Sandrock. The BVB’s coach immediate response was to ask the interview why nobody from Bayern’s local arch rivals 1860 München was participating during the proceedings, after he had started off his sentence with a broad grin saying “I’ll be damned”.

BVB boss Joachim Watzke wasn’t too enthused about the draw, telling German broadcaster ARD:

I would have preferred to play Bayern at home. But, we’ll have to go into this match and stand up to the challenge and handle it somehow.

Watzke jokingly added:

But, we didn’t expect anything else from Olaf Thon.

New coach for Wolfsburg

The boys from the Volkswagen city managed to get past the team from the city of pills with a convincing 2-1 win today. This was probably Lorenz Günter Köstner last game in charge of Wolfsburg despite this excellent result. German broadcaster SKY Sport News broke tonight the news of Bernd Schuster’s arrival at the club. Klaus Allofs and the rest of the Wolfsburg board decided to hire the services of the former Levante and Real Madrid coach before tonight’s cup match.

Find out who’ll Bernd Schuster and his new team are going to face in the next round. Have a look at the entire draw.

The games:

Bayern München vs. Borussia Dortmund

Kickers Offenbach vs. VfL Wolfsburg

VfB Stuttgart vs.VfL Bochum

1. FSV Mainz vs. SC Freiburg

What are your thoughts? Would you have preferred a semi-final or final between Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund? Or does the clash of the titans come at the right time? Feel free to leave a comment below.

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Niklas Wildhagen

Niklas is a 33-year-old football writer and podcaster who has been following the Bundesliga and German football since the early 90s. You can follow him on Twitter, @normusings, and listen to his opinions on @TalkingFussball.

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