Professionals | 02/02/2021

DFB-Pokal Last 16

The Number Crunch: Away to Regensburg

A tricky tie awaits 1. FC Köln on Wednesday evening as Jahn Regensburg attempt to make club history in the DFB-Pokal. For FC, it is the chance to end a long wait for a quarter-final spot.

Timo Horn’s back-to-back clean sheets are the first time since 2013-14 that FC have made it through the first two rounds without conceding a goal.

Dominant Drexler

FC will be hoping to make it through to the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal for the first time in 11 years. Kickers Emden, VfL Wolfsburg and Eintracht Trier were defeated before FC lost to FC Augsburg in the last eight back in 2009-10.

FC’s win against VfL Osnabrück in the last round was the 125th in the club's DFB-Pokal history. Only Bayern Munich, Werder Bremen and Schalke 04 have won more games in the cup.

Dominick Drexler will face one of his favourite opponents on Wednesday. The midfielder has three goals and five assists against Regensburg, a goal involvement tally only matched in games against Heidenheim. Drexler managed two goals and an assist in FC’s 3:1 win over Regensburg in 2018-19.

When FC take on Jahn Regensburg, the games are not short of goals. The four meetings between the two clubs have brought about 20 goals, an average of five per game.

Should the game go the distance, FC have won their last four penalty shoot-outs away from home. In fact, FC have only ever won penalty shoot-outs in the DFB-Pokal away from home. All three shoot-outs in Köln ended up with FC on the losing side.

Only three Regensburg players from the team that defeated FC 3:5 on Matchday 33 of the 2018-19 season remain at the club. Sebastian Nachreiner, Benedikt Saller and Sebastian Stolze are the only surviving members of the Matchday squad.

Magnificent Meyer

Alexander Meyer has saved three penalties in Pokal shoot-outs this season. The Regensburg goalkeeper has a very good record when it comes to saving spot-kicks. Since 2019-20, Meyer has only conceded one of the five penalties he has faced in 2. Bundesliga.

Regensburg have won both of their penalty shoot-outs in the competition this term. However, they had lost their previous three Pokal shoot-outs to Hertha BSC, Arminia Bielefeld and MSV Duisburg.

For Jahn Regensburg, it is a chance to make club history. Jahn have never made it past the last 16 of the DFB-Pokal. The last time they reached this stage of the competition was back in 2003-04, where they lost to Duisburg on penalties.

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