Borussia Dortmund put an end to Borussia Mönchengladbach's DFB Cup journey last season, with the Black & Yellows running out 2-1 winners against the Foals in the Second Round. On Tuesday (20:45 CET), the two teams will go head to head in the quarter-final.
Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach have already faced off twice in the Bundesliga this term – in the opening fixture of the first and second half-seasons – and the respective home team has won on both occasions. Matchday 1 saw the Black & Yellows claim a comfortable and deserved 3-0 victory against Gladbach. Reyna opened the scoring for BVB, before Haaland claimed a brace to seal the points. The Foals then won 4-2 in January. Borussia Dortmund came from behind through two Haaland goals to lead 2-1, only for the men from Gladbach to level before the interval in an enthralling opening half. Marco Rose's side then added two more goals after the restart.
Now, in the penultimate fixture before the Berlin final, fifth-placed Dortmund and ninth-placed Gladbach will go head to head once more. The Black & Yellows started off their cup campaign with victories over MSV Duisburg (5-0) and Eintracht Braunschweig (2-0) in the opening two rounds, before narrowly getting the better of SC Paderborn in a highly challenging Round of 16 tie. BVB went 2-0 up but then allowed the second tier side to cancel out their lead and force extra-time. However, Haaland then made it 3-2 and put his side through to the quarter-finals.
Borussia Mönchengladbach, meanwhile, reached the last eight by beating FC Oberneuland (8-0), SV Elversberg (5-0) and VfB Stuttgart (2-1). The Swabians took a second-minute lead in the Round of 16, but Thuram levelled the scores in first-half stoppage time and Plea then scored the winning goal on the 50-minute mark.
The two Borussias have previously faced off three times in the cup. All three meetings have been in the Second Round of the competition. The latest of them came in 2019/20, when the Black & Yellows claimed a 2-1 home win. Julian Brandt was the match-winner, scoring a brace as Dortmund came from behind to win. The two cup clashes before that took place in Mönchengladbach: BVB lost 2-1 in the 2003/04 campaign and 6-1 in the 1986/87 season.
Tomorrow's cup tie will be broadcast by ARD and Sky.