Borussia Dortmund have reached the DFB-Pokal quarter-finals for the 18th time and broken their "last 16 curse". The progression was deserved after an intense, spicy B1 derby in which they had more shots (18-14), registered more possession (53%) and won around half the challenges. Once again, a super sub stepped up. The match facts.
All-time number two: Wearing the captain's armband, Mats Hummels made his 453rd appearance for Borussia Dortmund and moved level with Roman Weidenfeller on the all-time list. Michael Zorc is still way out in front (572).
Flawless cup record: Edin Terzic has won all eight of his cup ties as BVB head coach – by a combined scoreline of 22-4!
Best start to the year since 2012: Borussia Dortmund have won their first five competitive games after the winter break for the first time in 11 years; back then, they won the double under coach Jürgen Klopp at the end of the season.
Reus breaks Bochum hearts: Marco Reus has scored against 24 different clubs in the Bundesliga; of the current Bundesliga clubs, only VfL Bochum are missing from his collection. However, he did score against VfL in the Bundesliga relegation/promotion play-off (for Mönchengladbach in 2011) and did so again today in the cup – with his first shot and his fifth touch of the game.
Premiere: Borussia Dortmund conceded for the first time in the DFB-Pokal this season.
Attacking defender: Marius Wolf was directly involved in half of all of BVB's shots up until his substitution; he registered two himself and set up four.
Only in the round of 16: Emre Can's third goal in the DFB-Pokal also came in a last 16 tie. He had previously scored in BVB's win over Paderborn in 2020/21 (to make it 1-0 in a 3-2 win AET) and in Leverkusen's victory in Freiburg in 2013/14 (scored the winner in a 2-1 triumph). It was Can's first competitive goal for BVB in over nine months; the last one before that had come in the 3-1 Bundesliga defeat away to Bayern on 23 April 2022.
Historical scoring run: Borussia Dortmund have not failed to find the net in their past 27 DFB-Pokal ties (most recently in the 2016 final against Bayern) – that's the second-longest such run in the club's history.
Old versus young: The average age of Bochum's starting XI (29.9) was almost four years older than BVB's starting line-up (26.1).