Hamburg: FC Teutonia 05 – Altona 93 (12.15 pm)
The traditional Hoheluft should sell for around 5,000 fans. Because more derby is not possible. Only a kilometer separates the two regional league teams – in addition, a change of guard in the Hamburg district of Altona would be ideal if Totona were victorious and won the final for the first time in the club’s history. Because while the young club is taking part in the championship role from the Northern League, the traditional club Altoona 93 has already been relegated to the first division. This season’s double-league encounters have gone 2-1, 5-1 in favor of Teutonia, who also has an advantage at home on the artificial turf in Hoheloft.
However, the AFC, who have reached the final for the ninth time and won the cup four times, are hoping for a restorative end to a spoiled season. “The final is an important event. Accordingly, we are happy that we remain focused on this focus,” said veteran coach Andreas Bergmann, who is also eyeing Teutonia’s interim coach Jan-Philipp Rose. In 2004, he paved the way for his first professional steps at St. Pauli Club.
“It is an honor to be able to sit opposite Andreas Bergmann,” Rose said. “He drew me to St. Pauli 18 years ago as a young HSV youth and enabled me to take my first steps as a professional.” As a player, he became the cup champion in 2017 when, in an Eintracht Nordersted shirt, he scored a dream goal in the last minute of extra time against Halstenbeck Rellingen to score the 2-1 win.
Mecklenburg – Vorpommern: TSG Neustrelitz – Greifswalder FC (2:15 pm)
A big name revolves around the duel between the two Northeast Oberliga teams: Roland Kroos, father of world champion Toni, coaches the team from Greifswald, where the current Real Madrid star learned how to play football. The GFC was last in the State Cup final 17 years ago, but it competed in the DFB Cup last year as the second best team from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Hansa Rostock qualified through the third division). In the first round there was 2:4 (1:1) against the Bundesliga club FC Augsburg.
TSG also has experience in the DFB Cup. In 2013 Neustrelitzer, under coach Thomas Berdaric, advanced to the first major round with a 3-0 victory over then third-tier team Hansa Rostock and a 2-0 loss to FC Freiburg in the Bundesliga in overtime.
Schleswig-Holstein: TSB Flensburg – VfB Lübeck (2:15 pm)
The top candidate in this final, which will take place in Flensburg at SC Weiche 08, is VfB Lübeck. In the regional league, Lübeck has lost only once in the last 16 matches. Opponents TSB Flensburg are fourth in the lower league. Lubeck can already agree to several entries in the DFB Cup Considering the sensational victories: in 2004, under coach Dieter Hecking, the club lost only in the semi-finals to Werder Bremen, the winner of the doubles.
However, residents of Lübeck should not underestimate the TSB Flensburg. In the semi-finals, the team was knocked out by defending champion SC Weiche Flensburg. Additionally, VfB still has a balance to settle with TSB. Last year, they lost in the regional cup quarter-final against Flensburg with a score of 1:2. “It could be a troublesome task for us and we have to focus on it,” warned VFB coach Lucas Pfeiffer.
Lower Saxony: Heeslinger SC – TuS BW Lohne (4.40pm)
The Lower Saxony Cup is divided into two separate competitions. The third division and the Northern District have already identified a participant in the DFB Cup – surprisingly. BSV Rehden cheated third-tier team SV Meppen on Wednesday night and can now dream of a really big win.
And play the second participant clubs of the fifth division relegation. Heeslingen and Lohne both reached the final for the first time, so they will also be newcomers to the DFB Cup. Regardless of this, Lohne can already look back on a successful season – TuS has been promoted to the regional league. Heeslingen missed the touchdown on the final day of the Oberliga Tournament with a 2:3 draw over Arminia Hannover.
Draw on May 29th at Sportschau
State Cup winners can then look forward to the draw for the first round of the DFB Cup on May 29 at Sportschau (7:15pm). World Champion Kevin Grosskreutz works as a lottery draw.
The first round will take place on two different weekends: initially from July 29 to August 1. But as the champions Bayern Munich and the German Cup winners (SC Freiburg or RB Leipzig) face each other in the Super Cup on July 30, the first round matches for these two teams will be postponed to August 30/31. It was moved August. The final will kick off on 3 June 2023 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.