FC Schalke 04 host Borussia Mönchengladbach in the second round of the DFB Cup on Wednesday (kick-off 20:30CET/19:30GMT), just three days after the two sides met in the Bundesliga.
The Royal Blues fell to a 3-1 defeat at Borussia Park on Sunday as Gladbach extended their impressive Bundesliga winning streak under caretaker coach Andre Schubert to five matches.
- Schalke have won five and lost three of their previous 11 DFB Cup meetings with Gladbach.
- The Royal Blues are four-time DFB Cup winners (1971/72, 2000/01, 2001/02, 2010/11).
- In 1971/72 and 2001/02, Gladbach were knocked out by eventual winners Schalke.
- The Foals enjoyed a 3-2 quarter-final victory over Schalke en route to lifting their third DFB Cup in 1994/95.
- Schalke contested the first three Tschammer-Pokal finals, as the DFB Cup used to be known, triumphing at the third time of asking in 1938.
- Gladbach forward Raffael has scored four and laid on six assists in his last five Bundesliga outings, but misses out on Wednesday with a cold.
Schalke: Fährmann - Junior Caicara, Höwedes, J. Matip, Aogo - L. Sane, Goretzka, Neustädter, M. Meyer - di Santo, Choupo-Moting
Gladbach: Sommer - Korb, A. Christensen, Alvaro Dominguez, Wendt - Dahoud, G. Xhaka - Traore, F. Johnson - Drmic, Stindl