Dhe football fans are looking forward to the cup cracker between eternal Bundesliga rivals Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayern Munich, defending champion Borussia Dortmund caught a lucky ticket for the second round of the DFB Cup with their home game against second division club FC Ingolstadt. This was the result of the draw on Sunday evening in the ARD “Sportschau”. Olympic canoeing champion Ronald Rauhe also brought cup finalist RB Leipzig an eastward duel at the regional league club SV Babelsberg 03. The games of the second round will take place on October 26th and 27th.
In the season opener game of the league, Gladbach and Bayern parted 1: 1 on August 13. But the other three Bundesliga duels also promise excitement: newly promoted VfL Bochum welcomes FC Augsburg, Mainz 05 Arminia Bielefeld and VfB Stuttgart expect 1. FC Köln. Bundesliga relegated Schalke 04 has to go to third division club 1860 Munich, second division leader Jahn Regensburg receives promoted FC Hansa Rostock.
Viertligaklub SC Preußen Münster expects Bundesliga taillight Hertha BSC. Münster continued despite the 3-1 first round defeat against VfL Wolfsburg. The game was subsequently rated for the regional league club because VfL head coach Mark van Bommel substituted six instead of the allowed five players in the game on August 8th. The appeal of the Champions League starter to the DFB Federal Court was unsuccessful.
Of 18 Bundesliga clubs, 15 made it into the second round – only VfL Wolfsburg, promoted Greuther Fürth (at the fourth division club Babelsberg) and Eintracht Frankfurt (at the third division club SV Waldhof Mannheim) were eliminated. “This is an absolutely sensational opponent,” said Babelsberg’s trainer Jörg Buder in the sports show about the duel between the outsider and the club from Leipzig. “This is a hammer lot that we and the fans are looking forward to.”