May 29, 2017

Quarterfinal Draw: Cinderella Sportfreunde Lotte Get BVB Visit

Shortly after the conclusion of third round of the DFB Pokal Wednesday evening, all eyes turned to German broadcaster ARD for Sportschau Club for a live broadcast of the quarterfinal draw.

Stefan Kuntz, current trainer of Germany’s U21 team, and pop star Mark Forster collaborated on the pulling of balls from a large bowl to determine the four fixtures of the next round of Germany’s cup competition.

Stefan Kuntz accepts the ball that would reveal Eintracht Frankfurt from Mark Forster.

The quarterfinal fixtures in the order they were drawn are:

Eintracht Frankfurt – Arminia Bielefeld
Sportfreunde Lotte – Borussia Dortmund
FC Bayern München – Schalke 04
Hamburger SV – Borussia Mönchengladbach

 

 

Sportfreunde Lotte retained rights to an automatic home match regardless of draw, though they were drawn into a home-team slot.

The four matches will take place on February 28 and March 1.

Video of the draw is available on ARD’s Mediathek for a limited time.

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Randall Hauk is a freelance writer living in the United States while covering German football. He is currently the publisher of Planet Effzeh, an English-language site covering 1. FC Köln. He wrote about the German national team for the Telegraph as part of their World Cup Nation coverage.

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