Joachim low gave FC augsburg the hammerless against defending champions FC bayern munchen in the eighth final of the DFB cup. The national coach drew the lots for the round of the last 16 teams on ARD’s "sportschau.
The only remaining fubball third division team also got a cup scramble from low: borussia dortmund has to play the 1. FC saarbrucken travel. The saarlander had previously proved to be a cup shocker, knocking out werder bremen in the first round and SC paderborn last week.
For augsburg’s coach markus weinzierl, it "didn’t have to be an opponent of this caliber," but he was still eager to fight. With the support of its own fans, FCA wants to "ensure a surprise, in the cup, after all, everything is possible," explained weinzierl.
In addition, there will be two more bundesliga duels: schalke 04 will receive 1899 hoffenheim – thus there will be a rematch of the entertaining 3:3 of this weekend. "This is an attractive, but also a tough one, especially with the still fresh impression of the bundesliga duel on saturday," said 1899 department head alexander rosen. Bundesliga third-placed bayer leverkusen takes on SC freiburg. Low thus gave his home club from breisgau a home game – to the chagrin of the leverkusen team. "We’d rather have had a home game, but we’ll take it as it comes. Our goal is the quarterfinals," tweeted bayer sports director rudi voller.
Furthermore, the third round of the competition will feature three comparisons between first- and second-tier teams: hamburger SV, with its new coach bert van marwijk, will have to face 1. FC koln, eintracht frankfurt plays against SV sandhausen, vfl wolfsburg has FC ingolstadt as guests. The bundesliga teams all have home rights. Second division 1. FC union berlin meets league rival 1. FC kaiserslautern. The eight eighth-final matches will be played on 3. And 4. December will take place. The final takes place on 17. May in berlin’s olympiastadion.