The BVB players have matches in all three competitions – the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League – on the agenda in February. The U19s, the women's handballers and the women's footballers also have some major highlights coming up this month.

Saturday 4 February (15:30 CET): BVB vs. SC Freiburg
February will begin with a home game against SC Freiburg. BVB came back from a goal down in the reverse fixture to win 3-1. Jamie Bynoe-Gittens scored his first Bundesliga goal, before Youssoufa Moukoko and Marius Wolf wrapped up the victory in the final quarter of an hour. Freiburg subsequently enjoyed an impressive first half-season in which they were among the top three in the table for a long spell and even ended Matchday 5 in pole position.

Tuesday 7 February (20:00 CET): Hibernian vs. U19s
Borussia's U19s will travel to Edinburgh, Scotland to take on Hibernian in the play-offs for a place in the quarter-finals. The Black & Yellow youngsters qualified by finishing second in Group G – behind Manchester City and ahead of FC Copenhagen and Sevilla. "We've reached the play-offs for the second time in a row. If you consider the circumstances, you have to be very proud. I'm feeling pure joy ahead of the clash with Hibernian," head coach Mike Tullberg said after the draw. 

Wednesday 8 February (20:45 CET): VfL Bochum vs. BVB
Evening game, floodlights, Little Derby – it's all nicely set up in the DFB-Pokal round of 16. BVB got the better of 1860 Munich (3-0) and Hannover 96 (2-0) away from home in the opening two rounds of the competition. Opponents VfL Bochum celebrated a 3-0 win at Viktoria Berlin in the first round before then running out 1-0 winners away to SV Elversberg to reach the round of 16. There has only been one previous "Little Derby" in the DFB-Pokal: the two teams went head to head in the quarter-finals in March 1983, with BVB winning 3-1 after extra-time. 

Thursday 9 February (19:30 CET): BVB women vs. VfL Bochum
The roles will be reversed the next day. When the BVB women welcome VfL Bochum to the youth stadium in Brackel for their Westfalenpokal clash, the Regionalliga side from our neighbouring city will be the favourites. "VfL Bochum are a top opponent, we're outsiders," said coach Thomas Sulewski ahead of what will be a highlight in the history of Borussia's women's team, adding: "Our preparation will be top."

Saturday 11 February (15:30 CET): Werder Bremen vs. BVB 
The first team will round off another English week with a trip to Werder Bremen. The team lost the reverse fixture at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK after conceding three goals between the 89th minute and the fifth minute of stoppage time. The aim will now be to bring the points back to Dortmund. The Black & Yellows have won on their last two visits to the Weser, which both came in 2020.   

Wednesday 15 February (21:00 CET): BVB vs. Chelsea 
The Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal will be followed by the Champions League: in the first leg of the round of 16, BVB will be in London to face a Chelsea side whose squad includes former Black & Yellows Christian Pulisic and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. "We're looking forward to the reunion and the matches. These are the attractive opponents we envisage in the Champions League. We'll also try to get through to the next round there," said head coach Edin Terzic. The game represents a first: BVB have played 36 previous European matches against clubs from England – but have never previously faced the Stamford Bridge outfit, even though this is their 19th Champions League campaign (BVB's 17th).

Sunday 19 February (14:00 CET): BVB handballers vs. Siofok KC
The Borussia Dortmund women's handball team picked up an emotional last-second victory against Molde in their first group game of the EHF European League and later won against group favourites Besancon away in France. The away match in Siofok, Hungary, is the only blot on their copybook to date. In the return fixture against Siofok KC, the handballers will be looking to keep the points in Dortmund and qualify for the quarter-finals of the European League – possibly in front of a record crowd at the Westfalenhalle. You can buy tickets here.

Sunday 19 February (17.30 CET): BVB ­vs. Hertha BSC
After the handball it will be back to football when Hertha BSC pay a visit to SIGNAL IDUNA PARK. BVB won the reverse fixture in Berlin 1-0 thanks to a goal from Anthony Modeste. To the Online Ticket Shop.

Saturday 25 February (15:30 CET): TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs. BVB 
The final game BVB contest in February will see them make another away trip – this time to the Kraichgau to face TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Borussia also won this fixture by a 1-0 scoreline in the first half-season, with Marco Reus the sole scorer.
Christina Reinke