The draw for the Quarterfinals of the DFB German Cup (DFB Pokal) 2021/22 was held tonight at the German Football Museum in Dortmund.
VfL Bochum will meet SC Freiburg in the only clash of Bundesliga teams in the quarterfinals of the DFB-Pokal. The other ties will see 1.FC Union Berlin host FC St. Pauli and 2021 runners-up RB Leipzig head to Hannover 96. In a meeting between two second-tier sides, Hamburger SV will take on Karlsruher SC for a spot in the semifinals.
With four teams apiece from the first and second divisions of German football, it was already set to be a historic draw. Only once before had such a situation arisen, back in 2004 when Alemannia Aachen managed to fight all the way to the final. The most recent finalists from outside the Bundesliga were MSV Duisburg in 2011, though both they (5-0 against Schalke) and Alemannia (3-2 against Werder Bremen) were unsuccessful in lifting the trophy.
The matches would be played on March 1/2 across the country.
DFB POKAL – QUARTERFINALS
1. FC Union Berlin – FC St. Pauli
Hamburger SV – Karlsruher SC
Hannover 96 – RB Leipzig
VfL Bochum- SC Freiburg