“What more do you want?” asked Liborio Mazagatti, Teutonia’s sporting director. The festivities in fifth-division team Bremer SV over rival Schalke 04 were also huge – the traditional club had just returned to the Bundesliga. The luck of the draw has remained true for BSV: last year, Bayern Munich was a guest in the first round.
“The joy is great, we are tied with a top-tier team again. Blue and white meets blue and white – which is great of course. We will tear ourselves up and give 150 percent. We have to see if we can create the sensation in the end,” said B
The Bundesliga teams travel to the East
VfL Wolfsburg plays in Carl Zeiss Jena, and it will be the first competitive match for new coach Niko Kovac. Promoter Werder Bremen joins Energy Cottbus. “It’s an attractive draw for the first round,” he said. “We have to be ready for a great pitch.” Werder coach Oli Werner.
Lubeck expects Hansa to participate in the Baltic duel
The duel between the two Hanseatic cities is also interesting: regional division club VfB Lübeck acquired second-division club Hansa Rostock as a competitor from Losfee Kevin Großkreutz. “Of course we are happy that there will be a duel on the Baltic Sea and that we do not have to travel long distances,” Hansa coach Jens Hartl said. “But we also know from the past that it’s a hot chest. Even if we were the favourites, it wouldn’t be an easy match – Lübeck is an ambitious team in the regional league.”
TSG Neustrelitz Traumlos
Eintracht Braunschweig, who has been promoted to the second division, will again have to deal with Hertha BSC – as in 2018 and 2020. BTSV coach Michael Schiele spoke of an “attractive deal”. Berliners only have in The relegation against Hamburg SV succeeded in staying in the Bundesliga.
On the other hand, the TSG Neustrelitz team was denied the desire for a big discount: the winners of the State Cup in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern expect second-tier team Karlsruhe. TSG president Hauke Runge admitted: “We wish we had a different opponent. After all, we played against Karlsruhe in 2007 in the cup.” At that time, KSC won 2-0 after extra time.
Newcomer Lohne takes over Bundesliga teams
TuS Blau-Weiss Lohne in Oberliga tied with the Bundesliga club as a contender, but with FC Augsburg not in the first category. And the task is difficult for the second division team Holstein Kiel “Storks” they have to go to the third division team Waldhof Mannheim. “It’s a very exciting draw,” said Holstein coach Marcel Raab. “They have a team that played a very good season in the third division and, after going ahead against Eintracht Frankfurt, reached extra time against Union Berlin in the cup.”
HSV is a guest at SpVgg Bayreuth and FC St. Pauli at SV Straelen and Hannover 96 at TSV Schott Mainz. The regional division club PSV Rieden has welcomed second-division club SV Sandhausen.
Teutonia only at the end of August against Leipzig
The first round will take place between July 29 and August 1 for most clubs. Teutonia players and their fans will have to wait a little longer before a big duel with the cup defender. Since Leipzig meet champions Bayern Munich in the Super Cup on July 30, the Saxons will play their DFB Cup match only on August 30 or 31.