Sixth cup clash against Leipzig

All you need to know ahead of the tie against RB Leipzig

VfL could hardly have wished for a tougher draw for the second round of the DFB Cup, with RB Leipzig the opponents tomorrow (Tuesday 31 October, 18:00 CET). We meet again, or rather we meet yet again, based on recent cup history…

Facts and figures ahead of the second-round DFB Cup tie

Sixth cup meeting: VfL Wolfsburg have played RB Leipzig more often than any other team in the DFB Cup since the turn of the millennium. They have already faced one another five times, once in the first round, once in the second, twice in the round of 16 and once in the quarters.

Win would be a good omen: The Green-and-Whites have won only one of those ties, on 4 March 2015, when they beat the then second-division side 2-0 in the last 16 en route to the first and to date only DFB Cup triumph in the club’s history. Daniel Caligiuri and Timm Klose got the goals eight-and-a-half years ago.

How they made it through: VfL cruised to a 6-0 victory away to TuS Makkabi Berlin, while Leipzig were made to work for a 3-2 win at second-tier side SV Wehen Wiesbaden.  

Goal machines: Tiago Tomas notched up two goals and two assists in that Makkabi Berlin win, making him second-top-scorer in the competition to date, behind only Can Uzun of 1. FC Nürnberg (three goals, two assists).

Cup double: RB Leipzig won the DFB Cup final two years in a row at Berlin’s Olympiastadion, defeating SC Freiburg in 2022 and Eintracht Frankfurt in 2023.

Home at last: Finally, VfL Wolfsburg can enjoy the confines of the Volkswagen Arena again for a cup tie, having played the last six of them away! The most recent home cup match was the 1-0 win in the round of 16 against FC Schalke 04 on 3 February 2021.