The draw for the pre-quarterfinals of the DFB German Cup (DFB Pokal) 2020/2021 was held tonight with the draw carried out by former German ski jumper Sven Hannawald, while DFB Vice President Peter Frymuth acted as the observer at the ARD studios in Cologne.
February’s round of 16 (pre-quarterfinal) matches in the DFB-Pokal will feature two all-Bundesliga match-ups. VfL Wolfsburg will host FC Schalke 04, while VfB Stuttgart welcome Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Bundesliga 2 side SV Darmstadt 98 will face the winner of Bayern München/Holstein Kiel, which will be played on January 13 (20:45 CET). The sole fourth-tier (Regionalliga) side left in the competition, Rot-Weiss Essen, will face the winner of Bayer Leverkusen/Eintracht Frankfurt. The second round match between the two Bundesliga sides will be played on January 12 (20:45 CET).
Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund play host to relegated SC Paderborn, while VfL Bochum pay a visit to RB Leipzig. Greuther Fürth face a trip to Werder Bremen and 1. FC Köln visit Jahn Regensburg. The matches will take place on February 2/3, 2021.
DFB POKAL – PRE-QUARTERFINALS
VfL Wolfsburg – FC Schalke 04
VfB Stuttgart – Borussia Mönchengladbach
Holstein Kiel/Bayern München – SV Darmstadt 98
Werder Bremen – SpVgg Greuther Fürth
RB Leipzig – VfL Bochum
Borussia Dortmund – SC Paderborn 07
Jahn Regensburg – 1. FC Köln
Rot-Weiss Essen – Bayer Leverkusen/Eintracht Frankfurt