In the first round of the DFB Cup, Borussia Dortmund beat SpVgg Greuther Fürth 1:2. Lucien Favre's team also won its second-round matchup, beating 1. FC Union Berlin 3:2. Borussia Dortmund then lost 5:7 on penalties in the round of 16 to Bundesliga rivals SV Werder Bremen.
Under Lucien Favre, Borussia Dortmund finished the 2018/2019 Bundesliga season with 76 points in second place behind FC Bayern Munich, thereby qualifying directly for the group stage of the UEFA Champions league. Borussia Dortmund will also host FC Bayern Munich in this year's DFL Super Cup on 3 August 2019.
UEFA Champions League
In the UEFA Champions League, the team chalked up four wins, one draw and a loss to top its group and qualify for the round of 16, where it faced Tottenham Hotspur. Borussia Dortmund lost both the first (3:0) and second (0:1) legs of the tie.