Only three and a half weeks after their meeting in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund are away to VfB Stuttgart again – in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday. The facts preview for the round of 16 tie.

Match facts

  • Only 25 days after their latest clash, the clubs will go head-to-head in Stuttgart once again. VfB claimed a deserved 2-1 home victory on Bundesliga Matchday 11.
  • This will already be the sixth meeting between the two clubs in this competition. Borussia have their noses in front with three wins; BVB won 3-1 away to the Swabians last time in February 2016 thanks to goals from Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
  • Borussia Dortmund have won seven of their last 10 Bundesliga away games in Stuttgart (plus one draw and two defeats) and have more away wins overall against VfB than any other opponent (16).

VfB cup facts

  • The Swabians got the better of fourth-tier TSG Balingen in the first round, winning 4-0, before running out 1-0 home victors against Union Berlin in the second round.
  • VfB are one of four clubs that are yet to concede a goal.
  • Stuttgart have won the competition three times (1954, 1958 and 1997) and have reached the final six times, most recently in 2013 when they lost 3-2 to Bayern Munich in Berlin.
  • Last season saw Stuttgart reach a semi-final for the first time since 2013 (3-2 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt).

BVB cup facts

  • Borussia are in the last 16 for the 13th season in a row.
  • The Black & Yellows won their opening round tie 6-1 at Schott Mainz and then reached the round of the last 16 by beating Hoffenheim 1-0 on home turf.
  • Borussia have reached the final seven times in total over the past 16 years, most recently in 2021 when they beat Leipzig 4-1 under Edin Terzic.
  • Only FC Bayern Munich (20 times) and Werder Bremen (six times) have won the cup more frequently than BVB (five times).