The draw for the second round of the DFB German Cup (DFB Pokal) 2023/24 was held tonight with the draw carried out by former Germany international Shkodran Mustafi, while DFB vice-president Peter Frymuth acted as the observer at the Deutschen Fußballmuseum in Dortmund.
There were several exciting ties drawn in the second round of the DFB-Pokal. Drittliga-side 1.FC Saarbrücken can look forward to hosting record champions FC Bayern München, while title-holders RB Leipzig face a tricky tie away at VfL Wolfsburg.
Eintracht Frankfurt, who lost to Leipzig in last year’s final, will take on third division FC Viktoria Köln. Arminia Bielefeld host Hamburger SV, Fortuna Düsseldorf travel to SpVgg Unterhaching and SV Sandhausen will take on current Bundesliga leaders Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
The last remaining Regionalliga-side in the competition FC 08 Homburg drew SpVgg Greuther Fürth. Games between Borussia Dortmund and TSG Hoffenheim as well as FC St.Pauli against fellow Bundesliga 2 side FC Schalke 04 look to be particularly exciting.
The second round will take place on October 31 and November 1. The exact timings of the games will be announced by the DFB nearer the date. The DFB-Pokal final this season will take place on May 25, 2024 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.
DFB POKAL – ROUND 2
Viktoria Köln – Eintracht Frankfurt
Arminia Bielefeld – Hamburger SV
FC 08 Homburg – Greuther Fürth
SpVgg Unterhaching – Fortuna Düsseldorf
SV Sandhausen – Bayer Leverkusen
1.FC Saarbrücken – FC Bayern München
FC St. Pauli – FC Schalke 04
1.FC Nürnberg – Hansa Rostock
Borussia Mönchengladbach – 1.FC Heidenheim
Holstein Kiel – 1.FC Magdeburg
SC Freiburg – SC Paderborn
VfB Stuttgart – Union Berlin
Hertha BSC – FSV Mainz 05
Borussia Dortmund – TSG Hoffenheim
VfL Wolfsburg – RB Leipzig
1.FC Kaiserslautern – 1.FC Köln