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BOYS IN BROWN AT HOME TO DÜSSELDORF IN CUP QUARTER-FINAL

FC St. Pauli were handed a home tie against fellow second-division side Fortuna Düsseldorf when the draw for the DFB Cup quarter-final was made at the German Football Museum in Dortmund on Sunday evening. The game will take place in late January/early February.

The Boys in Brown beat fourth-tier outfit FC 08 Homburg in the Round of 16 to reach the quarter-final for the sixth time in the club's history, while Fortuna Düsseldorf progressed with a 2-1 win at FC Magdeburg. The tie has yet to be scheduled by the German Football Association (DFB). The four quarter-final matches will take place on Tuesday/Wednesday, 30/31 January, and  (30.1.) and Tuesday/Wednesday, 6/7 February at 20.45 CET.

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Reaction to the draw

Director of sport Andreas Bornemann: "We're delighted to have been given a home tie at the Millerntor and avoid the top Bundesliga sides Leverkusen and Stuttgart. It's still a tough ask, though, because in Fortuna Düsseldorf we're entertaining one of the best sides in the second division."

Head coach Fabian Hürzeler: "It'll be an evenly matched game. We saw early in the season that Fortuna are a difficult team to beat. They're well organised and very solid at the back. We're looking forward to the challenge."

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The quarter-final at a glance

Home Away
1. FC Saarbrücken Borussia Mönchengladbach
Hertha BSC 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Bayer Leverkusen VfB Stuttgart
FC St. Pauli Fortuna Düsseldorf

 

 

Photos: Witters

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