DFB Cup: DFB tribunal approves postponement

The independent Federal Tribunal of the German Football Association (DFB) has approved an application from Bayer 04 Leverkusen for the postponement of the second round DFB Cup tie against Eintracht Frankfurt due to be played on 23 December.

Both the match director and the DFB fixtures committee had previously rejected the application from Leverkusen at the same time as the Association approved an identical application from Bayern Munich for the postponement of the DFB Cup second round tie at Holstein Kiel.

This means the cup tie between Bayer 04 and Eintracht Frankfurt will now be played in Leverkusen on 12 January 2021 at 20.45 CET instead of on 23 December 2020. Rudi Völler, sporting managing director: "With this decision, the Federal Tribunal has accepted our idea of the principle of fair play and equal treatment for both clubs heavily involved in European competitions. As the cup opposition involved, Eintracht Frankfurt always gave us their support through Axel Hellmann and Fredi Bobic. Eintracht have shown a wonderful approach, which we are all profoundly grateful for."

Fernando Carro, CEO: "Looking at the last Bundesliga fixture of the year, where we play Munich in Leverkusen, there is now an equality of opportunity as we no longer have to take account of the cup tie due to be played on 23 December. I know from conversations with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge that he, as the representative of Bayern Munich, also believed the equal treatment of both clubs was important."



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