Borussia Dortmund have reached their 14th DFB Cup semi-final and secured a fourth consecutive last-four spot for the first time ever. Here we bring you the facts on the match in Osnabrück.
Equal tally: André Schürrle and Christian Pulisic both scored their fifth competitive goal of the season against Lotte.
Long time ago: Marcel Schmelzer's goal was his fifth-ever in the Black and Yellow of BVB, his second in the DFB Cup and his first for three and a half years. The captain last found the net on 21 September 2013 in a 1-1 draw at 1. FC Nürnberg in the Bundesliga – on that occasion he scored from a direct free-kick too.
Debut appearance: Alexander Isak became the 29th player to appear in a competitive match for Borussia this term as he made his debut for the club aged 17 years and 174 days.
Quarter-final success: The Black and Yellows have won four of their last five quarter-final ties in the DFB Cup. The only defeat came in 2013 when they lost 1-0 in Munich – their destination for the semi-final...
Semi-final: Borussia Dortmund will face FC Bayern in the DFB Cup for the tenth time. Five of the last seven meetings have gone to extra-time, with three of those being decided on penalties. It will be the third consecutive knockout tie between the teams to be played in Bavaria. (br)