The German FA (DFB) have confirmed the exact timings for the DFB-Pokal last-16 ties. The games are split over two days and four kick-off slots, with matches at 18:30 CET and 20:45 CET on Tuesday, February 2 and Wednesday, February 3 respectively.
The first matches see the only remaining fourth-tier side Rot-Weiss Essen travel to Bundesliga high-flyers Bayer 04 Leverkusen. At the same time, FC Bayern München’s conquerors Holstein Kiel will host fellow Bundesliga 2 outfit SV Darmstadt 98.
Wednesday features the only all-Bundesliga ties, with VfL Wolfsburg taking on FC Schalke 04 in the earlier kick-off, followed by a meeting between VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
DFB POKAL – PRE-QUARTERFINALS
Tuesday, February 2 | 18:30 CET
Holstein Kiel vs. SV Darmstadt 98
Rot-Weiss Essen vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Borussia Dortmund vs. SC Paderborn 07
SV Werder Bremen vs. SpVgg Greuther Fürth
Wednesday, February 3 | 18:30 CET
VfL Wolfsburg vs. FC Schalke 04
RB Leipzig vs. VfL Bochum
VfB Stuttgart vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach
SSV Jahn Regensburg vs. 1.FC Köln