Football DFB Cup: Stuttgart vs. Dortmund – live ticker – round of 16 – 2023/2024

  • 13.

    8:59 p.m

    Sabitzer wins the ball in the center circle and sends Wolf on his way with a long shot on the right side. Mittelstädt holds on in the running duel and clears it for a throw-in near the baseline.

  • 12.

    8:57 p.m

    Stuttgart are the team with more ball possession in the early stages. So far, Undav and Guirassy have not been able to break through, BVB is very vigilant in defense.

  • 9.


    Borussia Dortmund has not yet got the speed on the wings on the field. Stuttgart, on the other hand, acted courageously and moved towards the goal, just like in the Bundesliga game a few weeks ago.

  • 7.


    Führich brings the high ball from the left into the middle, but Kobel effortlessly climbs up in the center and safely plucks the ball out of the air.

  • 6.


    BVB sometimes operates with a five-man chain because Can drops between Hummels and Schlotterbeck. Dortmund’s captain blocks Guirassy’s first shot on the edge of the penalty area for the first corner of the game.

  • 4.

    8:50 p.m

    Stuttgart, on the other hand, presses the opponent into their penalty area and thus forces mistakes from the guests. However, Undav tackles Ryerson too hard on the outside line and is called back by the referee before he can initiate the attack.

  • 2.

    8:48 p.m

    VfB is only actively attacked by the guests when they reach the center line. Dortmund will wait and let Stuttgart play.

  • 1.

    8:45 p.m

    Let’s go! BVB kicks off and opens this round of 16 in front of a sold-out crowd.

  • 1.

    8:45 p.m

    Game start

  • 20:26

    Edin Terzić and his team have analyzed the first duel against Stuttgart, but the coach is clearly focused on reaching the quarter-finals: “It’s a different competition, it’s a knockout game. We want to prepare well and do it with a win make it to the next round”. His coaching colleague Hoeneß, on the other hand, knows about the experience of the Dortmund team: “They are very well staffed and know exactly how to play such games.”

  • 8:17 p.m

    Both teams are in good shape: VfB has won four games in a row, including the aforementioned 2-1 against Borussia Dortmund in the league. But the guests from the Ruhr region have also recovered and are unbeaten for three games. The game in the premier class against Milan in particular should have given Dortmund a boost, but Stuttgart has a top team from VfB coach Sebastian Hoeneß waiting for the guests.

  • 8:10 p.m

    BVB visited league leaders Bayer Leverkusen last weekend and held Xabi Alonso’s team to a 1-1 draw. In addition to the well-known failures of Duranville and Nmecha, it was already known before this game that Haller would also not be traveling to Stuttgart due to injury. There were also Süle and Reyna, who were also not on board due to illness. Because Dortmund coach Edin Terzić only has few defensive options, the same back four will start as in Leverkusen. The center around Can and Sabitzer initially seems to have established itself, but there is plenty of rotation in the offensive area of ​​the black and yellow: Brandt, Füllkrug and Reus all remain on the bench at the beginning. Öczan, Adeyemi and Moukoko are in the starting line-up. Bynoe-Gittens can play again from the start after recent good performances.

  • 8:00 p.m

    Stuttgart were also highly superior against Bremen at the weekend and sent Werder home with a 2-0 win. VfB once again missed several chances and could have won even more. There are two changes compared to the starting eleven from the league: Stenzel and Katompa Mvumpa are rotating to the bench, but Vagnoman and Stiller are new to the first eleven. This means that Undav and Guirassy will also start as double leaders in the cup. Due to injury, Raimund is not available to VfB for the time being due to a broken nose.

  • 7:50 p.m

    Almost three weeks after the duel in the league, the two Bundesliga teams will meet again before the winter break. VfB Stuttgart deservedly won 2-1 in front of their home crowd and could have won more. Borussia Dortmund clearly had a hard time against the Swabians and will be looking for compensation in the cup today. In the Bundesliga, the two clubs are separated by five points, Stuttgart is in 3rd place, Dortmund is in 5th place.

  • Hello and welcome to the round of 16 of the DFB Cup! VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund will meet from 8:45 p.m.! The game is led by referee Benjamin Brand.

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