Marco Reus
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Borussia Dortmund take on Wolfsburg in the DFB-Pokal semi-final at the Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday evening.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:30pm BST. Live coverage of the game is available on BT Sport 2.


Dortmund come into this game brimming with confidence after defeating the reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena last weekend. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Reus and Jonas Hofmann scored one goal each to ensure a 3-0 victory for the visitors.

Jurgen Klopp's side sit second in the Bundesliga table with 61 points after 30 matches.

In the DFB-Pokal quarterfinal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed the solitary goal late in the second-half to secure Dortmund's place in the last four.

In the tournament last year, Dortmund were eliminated by eventual champions Bayern in the quarter-finals. Klopp's side previously lifted the trophy in 2012 and he will be keen to guide his side into the final and clinch their only possible silverware this season.

Wolfsburg progressed into the semi-final of the competition after narrowly overcoming Hoffenheim in the previous round.

Roberto Firmino's goal for Hoffenheim was sandwiched between two first-half penalties from Ricardo Rodriguez. Bas Dost then netted the third for Wolfsburg in the second-half to make it 3-1.

Firmino reduced the deficit by making it 3-2 in injury time but Wolfsburg held on to eliminate Hoffenheim out of the competition.

However, Wolfsburg come into this game after thumping Nurnberg 4-1 at their Volkswagen Arena last weekend. Markus Feulner opened the scoring for the visitors early in the first-half only to attract a strong response from Dieter Hecking's side.

Ivan Perisic and Kevin De Bruyne (L-R) Reuters

Ivica Olic scored the equaliser and Ivan Perisic put the home side into the lead in the first-half. Junior Malanda added the third for Wolfsburg before Perisic found the net once again to cap a fine performance.

Having played 30 matches, they have amassed 50 points and sit fifth in the table, one point behind fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen hoping to secure a place in next season's Champions League.

Wolfsburg were thrashed 6-1 by Bayern at the same stage of this competition last year and Hecking will be hoping to avoid a repeat of such a scoreline or the result on Tuesday.

The winners of this fixture will face the winners for the semi-final between Bayern and FC Kaiserslautern in the final at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on 17 May.

What Managers Say

Jurgen Klopp: "All our measures against Real worked, all our measures against Bayern also worked. That must now also be the case against Wolfsburg. Wolfsburg in attack have brutal quality and this team must be part of the top group of clubs in the Bundesliga. In every round so far, we're always thinking of (playing in the final in) Berlin. Wolfsburg are a top level team and it will be a hard semi-final."

Dieter Hecking:"We proved in that game that we can hurt them. We want to try and make use of our chance now. I think it's fair to say we are the underdogs going into this one. BVB played extremely well against Real Madrid and Bayern. We are in good form too though. We need to continue reducing the number of errors we make though because, at this level, it's often the little things that make the difference."

Team Form

Jurgen Klopp
The DFB-Pokal is the only chance for Jurgen Klopp's Dortmund to win silverware this season. Reuters

Borussia Dortmund

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W L W
  • Last Result: Bayern Munich 0-3 Borussia Dortmund


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L W W D
  • Last Result: Wolfsburg 4-1 Nurnberg

Team News

Borussia Dortmund

  • Injured: Neven Subotic (knee), Ilkay Gundogan (back), Jakub Blaszczykowski (knee), Marcel Schmelzer (groin), Sven Bender (groin)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Skoratis, Hummels, Durm; Kehl, Jojic; Großkreutz, Mkhitaryan, Reus; Lewandowski


  • Injured: Diego Benaglio (finger)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Ricardo Rodriguez

Probable Lineup: Grun; Trasch, Naldo, Felipe, Schafer; Gustavo, Maldana; De Bruyne, Arnold, Perisic; Olic