Dortmund's DFB-Pokal quarterfinal postponed by snow

The DFB-Pokal match between Borussia Dortmund and Sportfreunde Lotte has been abandoned before kick-off due to snowfall.

Published : Mar 02, 2017 00:37 IST

Borussia Dortmund's DFB-Pokal quarterfinal match at third-tier side Sportfreunde Lotte was postponed on Tuesday due to heavy snowfall.

The match had been in danger for most of the day and Dortmund's bus was even caught up in the adverse conditions upon the team's arrival in Lotte, getting stuck in mud in a field near the stadium.

A tractor eventually hauled the bus out of its sticky situation in Lotte, approximately 120km north of Dortmund, but conditions did not let up and the pitch was been deemed unplayable.

The decision was made less than 30 minutes before kick-off at the 10,000-seater stadium, with both coaches picking their respective starting line-ups in the assumption the match was due to go ahead.

Lotte qualified as a regional Westphalia representative and is regarded as one of the smallest clubs to ever get to the final eight and has already beaten Bundesliga opposition in Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen.

However, its packed stadium will have to wait for its fairytale clash until a later date which is yet to be confirmed.

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