Dortmund’s DFB Pokal Quarterfinal match-up with Lotte may have been postponed, but the draw took place today anyway. It was not a kind draw.
The winner of the BVB Lotte match will have to travel away to Bayern Munich in the semifinals.
We don’t want to count our chickens before they hatch, but this is a very tough draw for Dortmund. Assuming they handle Lotte on March 14th, BVB will once again have to face their arch-rivals from Bavaria.
But if you’re the optimistic type, this is a great chance for some revenge. A Dortmund win would be solid retribution for the losses in the 2013/14 & 2015/16 cup finals.
But first, there is Lotte to get past. Who knows what they will be able to muster against us, especially if we are playing on a bad surface.
At least if we lose to Lotte, there won’t be a chance for Franck Ribery to try and gouge more of our players’ eyes.