With Mexican superstar Javier Chicharito Hernandez in one corner and evergreen Peruvian goal machine Claudio Pizarro in the other, Hispanic eyes will be glued to their television screens when Bayer 04 Leverkusen entertain Bundesliga bedfellows SV Werder Bremen in the quarter-finals of the 2015/16 DFB Cup on Tuesday (kick-off: 18:00GMT/19:00CET).
Hernandez, who scored twice in the second-round win over Viktoria Köln and once against SpVgg Unterhaching in the Last 16, is chasing his first piece of silverware as a Leverkusen player, while Pizarro is looking to add to his already impressive collection of six DFB Cup winners' medals.
Pizarro has, in fact, won the competition more than any other player on the current Bundesliga roster, and was involved in the Green-Whites' most recent DFB Cup triumph. Werder saw off Leverkusen to lift the trophy for the sixth time back in 2009, but have not gone beyond the third round since.
'You only get one shot'
Leverkusen, for their part, have fared only marginally better in that time. The 1992/93 Cup winners have reached the quarter-final stage in each of the last two campaigns, only to be knocked out in extra time and on penalties by 1. FC Kaiserslautern and FC Bayern München respectively. Understandably, Werkself head coach Roger Schmidt is determined to go one better in this season's edition.
"We have a big chance to reach the last four," the 48-year-old told media at Monday's pre-match press conference. "We're going to have to play with the same level of enthusiasm we showed against Bayern if we’re to get through. We’re up against a really good side in Bremen, even though they were well beaten by Gladbach [on Friday]. You only get one shot in the Cup: you either go through or go out."