Lotte, the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, will welcome Borussia Dortmund in the quarterfinals of the German Cup. Meanwhile, Schalke will head to Bayern Munich, while Hamburg host Borussia Mönchengladbach.Sportfreunde Lotte have been rewarded for their third successive upset in the German Cup with a money-spinning home tie against Borussia Dortmund.
Ismail Atalan’s side beat Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen before knocking out 1860 Munich with a 2-0 win on Wednesday night.
The German Cup fairytale will continue for the third division side, who lie seventh in the table, having put all their focus into progression in the domestic cup tournament.
The arrival of Borussia Dortmund, who beat Hertha Berlin on penalties, will likely be a financially sound clash for Lotte who play at the 10,000-capacity Frimo Stadion.
Elsewhere, Schalke will head to Bayern Munich in the last eight after picking up a 1-1 draw in the corresponding Bundesliga fixture on Saturday.
Bayern, who won their 18th German Cup against Borussia Dortmund in May, sneaked through with a narrow 1-0 win over Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Hamburg will host Bundesliga rivals Borussia Mönchengladbach, while 2.Bundesliga Arminia Bielefeld will take on Eintracht Frankfurt at the Commerzbank Arena.
The matches will be played on February 28 and March 1, 2017.
The full list of quarterfinal fixtures:
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Arminia Bielefeld
Sportfreunde Lotte vs. Borussia Dortmund
FC Bayern vs. Schalke
Hamburg vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach