BOYS IN BROWN AT HOME TO DÜSSELDORF IN CUP QUARTER-FINAL
Sunday, 10. December 2023, 20:36 Uhr
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.
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."
The quarter-final at a glance
|1. FC Saarbrücken
|1. FC Kaiserslautern
|FC St. Pauli