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Frankfurt match facts


All the important stats and facts ahead of Tuesday’s DFB-Pokal semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt (20:45 CEST).

Crowd: BORUSSIA-PARK will be sold out once again for the match - the ninth time that has happened this season and the first time for a Pokal game.

Head-to-head: The teams have been drawn to play each other for the fourth time in the Pokal, with the Fohlenelf advancing on every occasion - in the last 16 in 1971/1972 and 1984/1985, and in the second round in 2014/2015. Tuesday’s meeting will be the 95th meeting between the two clubs since the beginning of the Bundesliga, with Frankfurt edging the head to head 35-34 and 25 matches ending as draws. The Foals have the advantage at home, though, winning 22 games in Mönchengladbach, to Frankfurt’s 11 with 14 draws.

Statistics: Borussia have reached this stage of the Pokal for the 11th time, with five wins and five defeats in their previous ten. The last appearance at this stage was in 2011/12 when they lost on penalties to Bayern Munich, and the previous two visits to the last four also brought defeats (against Aachin 2003/2004 and against Union Berlin in 2011/12). The Foals have won the Pokal three times - in 1960, 1973 and 1995. Head coach Dieter Hecking has progressed from 10 of his last 11 Pokal fixtures, including lifting the cup itself in 2015. Frankfurt have lost four of their last five semi-finals, but they made the final in the last time they reached this stage against Nürnberg in 2007. Eintracht have won the competition on four occasions - in 1974, 1975, 1981 and 1988. It has been more than 24 years since Frankfurt last won an away game against a Bundesliga side in the Pokal.

Route to the final: Borussia recorded wins over SV Drochtersen/Assel, VfB Stuttgart, SpVgg Greuther Fürth and Hamburg to reach this stage. Eintracht needed penalties to be Magdeburg and Ingolstadt, before defeating Hannover in the round of 16 and Arminia Bielefeld in the last eight. Both teams have been defensively strong in the competition so far, with Borussia conceding just one goal (same as Bayern) and Borussia faced just six shots on goal- the lowest total of all the teams left in. Frankfurt have reached this stage after scoring only four goals, and it has been ten years since a side got to the final four having scored so few.

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