DFB Cup specialists: Only two defeats in 21 games for BVB
Jürgen Klopp's Dortmund side have developed into real DFB Cup experts, having lost only two of their last 21 games in the competition since the start of the 2011/12 season while claiming 17 wins and two penalty shootout victories (in Dusseldorf and in Munich).
BVB on verge of scoring a 400th Cup goal
Both defeats in the aforementioned run came against Bayern Munich: a 1-0 away defeat in the 2012/13 quarter-final and a 2-0 final loss after extra time in the 2014/15 showpiece.
BVB's last DFB Cup defeat against a side other than Bayern Munich came on 27 October 2010, when they slipped to a 4-2 penalty shootout loss in Offenbach.
This is Borussia Dortmund's seventh DFB Cup final appearance. The Black and Yellows won the title in 1965, 1989 and 2012, but this year represents the first time in the club's history that they have reached two consecutive finals.
The Black and Yellows are on the verge of scoring their 400th DFB Cup goal (currently 399 goals in 168 games).
Good record against VfL Wolfsburg
This will be the second occasion Borussia Dortmund have faced VfL Wolfsburg in the DFB Cup, having claimed a 2-0 home victory when the clubs met in the 2013/14 semi-final courtesy of goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Robert Lewandowski. There was also once a match between VfL Wolfsburg II and Borussia Dortmund, the amateur side springing a huge surprise by beating the Black and Yellows 1-0 in the 2001/02 first round.
Of their last 13 competitive matches with VfL, BVB have only lost three times and claimed victory on seven occasions. The two clubs have shared the spoils three times. Borussia have always scored at least one goal in each of those 13 games.
Could Reus, Aubameyang and Langerak be match-winners?
Marco Reus has been directly involved in seven goals in his last five competitive matches against VfL (4 goals, 3 assists).
In three Cup games this season, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored four goals and set up another. Only Stefan Kießling and Sven Schipplock have found the net more often in the 2014/2015 edition of the competition (6 goals each).
Mitch Langerak has still never lost a DFB Cup match, having won on each of his 11 appearances in the tournament. The Australian custodian has only conceded five goals in those 11 matches.
Wolfsburg's second final appearance
It is the second time in Wolfsburg's history that the club have reached the final, with their debut appearance a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Gladbach in 1994/95. The Wolves have fallen at the semi-final hurdle in 1999/2000, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2012/13 and 2013/14.
The men from Lower Saxony have only conceded one goal in the competition so far (in the second round against 1. FC Heidenheim) and have kept four clean sheets. (br)