S04 to face Fortuna Düsseldorf at home in the DFB-Pokal

FC Schalke 04 will face Fortuna Düsseldorf in the last 16 of the DFB-Pokal. Blind footballer Serdal Celebi, who scored "Goal of the Month" in August, made the draw, giving Schalke a home game.

FC Schalke 04 - Fortuna Düsseldorf

The draw took place in the German Football Museum on Sunday (4/11). The match is yet to be scheduled, but will take place either on February 5th or the 6th.

Eight DFB-Pokal meeting with Fortuna

Fortuna Düsseldorf defeated TuS Rot-Weiß Koblenz in the first round, before overcoming SSV Ulm 5-1 in round 2.

Schalke and Düsseldorf have met seven times in the history of the DFB-Pokal. The Royal Blues have won three, Fortuna two and two have finished as a draw. The last meeting was back in 1983, when S04 won 3-0. The two sides also met on the way to Schalke’s cup-winning season in 1972. The first leg finished 1-1, but Schalke won 2-1 at home to progress.

Both sides have already met this season – Domenico Tedesco’s men got the better of Fortuna 2-0 on October 6th in the Bundesliga. Weston McKennie and Guido Burgstaller got the goals in the Merkur Spiel-Arena.

Overview of the last 16 draw:

Hamburger SV – 1. FC Nürnberg

1. FC Heidenheim – Bayer Leverkusen

FC Schalke 04 – Fortuna Düsseldorf

Holstein Kiel – FC Augsburg

Hertha BSC – Bayern München

MSV Duisburg – SC Paderborn

Borussia Dortmund – Werder Bremen

RB Leipzig – VfL Wolfsburg


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