The draw for the pre-quarterfinals (Round of 16) of the 2011/12 German Cup (DFB Pokal) were held yesterday evening. German women's national team goalkeeper and captain Nadine Angerer did the honour of pulling out the fixtures. And there are some really interesting clashes to look forward to.
There are some mouth watering west German clashes on the cards. Defending cup winners FC Schalke 04 travel to Mönchengladbach, while Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund travel to 2.Bundesliga league leaders Fortuna Düsseldorf, who are unbeaten in 22 matches and have not lost in 21 home fixtures.
Record champions FC Bayern Munich have to travel to 2.Bundesliga side VfL Bochum, a club with which its fans have a fan friendship. In a heated Franken derby Nuremberg host high flying 2.Bundesliga neighbours Greuther Fürth, while the only remaining fourth division club in Holstein Kiel host FSV Mainz 05, who aren't having the best of seasons in the Bundesliga.
The matches will be played on December 20/21.
ROUND OF 16
VfB Stuttgart - Hamburger SV
1899 Hoffenheim - FC Augsburg
Hertha BSC Berlin - 1.FC Kaiserslautern
Fortuna Düsseldorf - Borussia Dortmund
Holstein Kiel - FSV Mainz 05
Borussia Mönchengladbach - FC Schalke 04
VfL Bochum - FC Bayern München
1.FC Nürnberg - SpVgg Greuther Fürth