Due to the large number of teams involved and the many levels from which they come, the DFB Pokal is often the forum for derbies, sometimes those which are rarely played.
The forthcoming round of action is set to see only one local derby played, between Rhine sides Duesseldorf and Moenchengladbach.
Though separated by only 30 kilometers , the two sides went more than 15 years without meeting in the Bundesliga, as Duesseldorf plummeted as low as the fourth tier before returning to the 1. Bundesliga this season for the first time since 1996-97.
The two sides have already met, with Gladbach getting the better of their hosts in the September 1 fixture. Both sides failed to score, however, and the result was a scoreless draw.
Duesseldorf have a second chance to show their home supporters what they are capable of in the derby, and Gladbach will have something to prove amid their drought of Bundesliga form. Being a cup fixture, this time, there will be no draw.