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4.11.2018DFB-Pokal

Bayer 04 away to FC Heidenheim in DFB Cup Round of 16

Bayer 04 have been drawn away to second division FC Heidenheim in the DFB Cup Round of 16 on 5 or 6 February 2019. The draw for the third round proper of the DFB Cup was held on the ARD Sportschau.
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"An away game at a second division club is a draw we can be happy with," said Bayer 04 head coach Heiko Herrlich on Sunday evening shortly after the draw. "However, FC Heidenheim are definitely not to be taken for granted at their own stadium so it will definitely be a challenge for us."

The draw at the German Football Museum in Dortmund was made by the blind footballer Serdal Celebi of FC St. Pauli. The former Germany international of blind football won the August Goal of the Month competition. His strike in the Germany championship final was the first goal of the month to be scored by a blind player.  Germany Women's coach Horst Hrubesch was in charge of the draw.

Formed in 2007 as a breakaway from Heidenheimer Sportbund,  FC Heidenheim have played in the second division since 2014. Last season, Heidenheim were also in the DFB Cup Round of 16 where they narrowly lost 2-1 to the eventual winners Eintracht Frankfurt. Since 2007, the team has been coached by Frank Schmidt who used to play for FC Nürnberg Reserves, Alemannia Aachen and Waldhof Mannheim. "Coach Frank Schmidt has done a great job there for years. We will need to be fully focused at Heidenheim. But it is clear we want to go through to the next round," said Herrlich.

Bayer 04 and FC Heidenheim have never played each other before.

There are big games in the Round of of 16 with Bundesliga clashes of Hertha Berlin against Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund against Werder Bremen. The relegated Bundesliga founders Hamburg SV face FC Nürnberg.  

Round of 16 draw in full:

Hamburg SV v FC Nürnberg

FC Heidenheim v Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Schalke 04 v Fortuna Düsseldorf

Holstein Kiel v FC Augsburg

Hertha Berlin v FC Bayern Munich

MSV Duisburg v SC Paderborn

Borussia Dortmund v Werder Bremen

RB Leipzig v VfL Wolfsburg

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