In the round of 16 of the DFB Cup there will be a Berlin duel between Hertha and Union. That was the result of the draw on Sunday.
First the derby in the Bundesliga in the Alte Försterei on November 20, then two months later the cup derby in the Olympic Stadium.
Hertha-Trainer- Pal Dardai (45): “A dreamless and a holiday for Berlin. That would have been a nice finale too. We will do everything we can to ensure that this is a special evening for everyone. “
Sports director Arne Friedrich (42): “A great lot for our city! We’re really looking forward to the game against Union, but we also know about their quality. With our fans behind us, we want to move into the quarter-finals! “
Union had reached the round of the best 16 with a 3: 1 n.V. at third division Mannheim, Hertha had advanced with a 3: 1 at regional division Preußen Münster.
Union legend Torsten Mattuschka (41) at the cup derby premiere: “Great, one knockout game a week. I think that’s outstanding and great. There has never been a match between the professionals of both teams in the cup. Hopefully there can be over 70,000 fans. Union can rehearse there, as it is in the final in May. “
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Union manager Oliver Ruhnert (49): “Certainly a lot of people will be looking forward to a derby and that is why we will approach the game like any other and try to advance one round.”
No matter who wins: Berlin is in the quarter-finals!
The other cup duels in the round of 16
Defending champion Borussia Dortmund has to play away with 2. League leaders St. Pauli.
In addition, 1. FC Köln will play against Hamburger SV, Hoffenheim will meet Freiburg. Bayern conqueror Gladbach has to play at Hannover 96. This is the remake of the 1992 cup final!
The other games: Third division 1860 Munich meet Karlsruher SC, RB Leipzig plays against Hansa Rostock and Bochum duels with Mainz 05.