The defending runner-up Borussia Dortmund visited SchücoArena for the 6th round meeting with promoted host Arminia Bielefeld. A look at their most recent confrontations since November 11, 2006 shows Arminia Bielefeld won 1 of them and 3 draws. A total of 20 goals were scored between them in those clashes, with 5 from Bielefeld and 15 from Dortmund.

Arminia Bielefeld will want a better result here after a 2-1 Bundesliga 1 defeat in the previous match at the hands of VfL Wolfsburg. In that match, Arminia Bielefeld had 52% of possession and 9 shots on goal, including 1 goal, the only scorer for Arminia Bielefeld was Sven Schipplock (80 ') but before that 2 goals lost in the first 20 minutes of the match. This is a rare occasion in the recent past that Arminia Bielefeld has not kept a clean sheet, which will be a concern for them as Bielefeld has seen their defense conceded 5 in the previous 6 games, conceding 9 table. Entering this match, Arminia Bielefeld has not won against Borussia Dortmund in their previous 4 matches.

Borussia Dortmund star pair Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland both found the net as BVB kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 win over Zenit Saint Petersburg at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday night. The first half quickly settled into a rhythm that spanned most of the first 45 minutes; Dortmund are in possession of trying to break a stubborn Zenit, it is really annoying for Lucien Favre's army, who are often crowded at the edge of the away box. Chance from Gio Reyna's volley and then captain Marco Reus's header in the near corner, it seemed like the match had been decided with a goalless draw, but with just over 10 minutes to go. Thorgan Hazard was brought down in the box, allowing Sancho to score and eventually put Dortmund in the lead. After that, Haaland made a mark on victory as he got a clear lead and got past the home team in stoppage time, as Black and Yellows earned a well-deserved 3 points. Sancho's penalty was his second goal of the season and his first in the DFB Cup. Dortmund have won all four of their last home matches in the Champions League and Haaland now has 12 goals in just 10 Champions League appearances during their time with Red Bull Salzburg and Dortmund.