The German Cup is the second-most important club title in German football after the Bundesliga championship.
After the qualifying rounds, 64 teams participate in the knock-out competition each year, including all 36 clubs from the first and second tier of the Bundesliga, the top four teams from the third league and fourth-tier regional teams. DW's sports team follows every round of the competition proper, and all their latest content can be found below.
Borussia Dortmund are into the final four of the German Cup following a narrow win at Borussia Mönchengladbach. Englishman Jadon Sancho scored the only goal as Gladbach’s winless streak stretches to five games.
Marco Rose takes on his future employers on Tuesday night as Borussia Mönchengladbach host Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup. Winless in the last five, it's not just Gladbach's season at risk, but Rose's legacy, too.
RB Leipzig and Borussia Mönchengladbach are both through to the last eight of the German Cup. However, Bundesliga team Cologne surrendered a two-goal lead and lost on penalties to second-tier Jahn Regensburg.
Bochum reached the last 16 of the German Cup with a thrilling comeback win over Bundesliga side Mainz, who missed every penalty in the shootout. Elsewhere, fourth-tier club Rot Weiss Essen overcame Fortuna Düsseldorf.