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.
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