FC Bayern meets 1. FSV Mainz 05 away from home in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup. That was the result of the draw made by soccer player Maria Asnaimer in the German Soccer Museum in Dortmund. BVB competes in the Ruhr area at VfL Bochum.
“Of course it’s a hammer draw. DFB Cup, floodlights, Revierderby. We are very happy,” said Bochum’s sporting director Patrick Fabian about the duel with BVB.
The South Hesse duel between Eintracht Frankfurt and second division leaders Darmstadt 98 is at least as explosive. Bundesliga leaders Union Berlin welcome VfL Wolfsburg. It won’t be easy for defending champions RB Leipzig either. The Saxons play at home against TSG Hoffenheim.
VfB Stuttgart takes on SC Paderborn. “A very difficult task awaits us in the round of 16. Under the leadership of Lukas Kwasniok, SC Paderborn is doing a great job in the second division,” said Stuttgart’s sporting director Sven Mislintat. 1. FC Nürnberg also plays against Fortuna Düsseldorf.
“We have the home game that we wanted. Now we’re concentrating on the league and then we’ll have a highlight after the winter break,” said Nuremberg coach Markus Weinzierl about the duel between the second division teams. Union was also happy via Twitter about the “good news” that they had a home game against Wolfsburg.
The eight games with the eleven Bundesliga clubs and five second division clubs will be played on four dates during the week: on January 31st and February 1st, and on February 7th and 8th.
SV Sandhausen – SC Freiburg
SC Paderborn – VfB Stuttgart
Union Berlin – VfL Wolfsburg
Eintracht Frankfurt – Darmstadt 98
VfL Bochum – Borussia Dortmund
Mainz 05 – Bayern Munich
RB Leipzig – TSG Hoffenheim
1. FC Nuremberg – Fortuna Dusseldorf