Bayer 04 drawn against Pforzheim in DFB Cup

The Werkself face Oberliga side CfR Pforzheim in the first round of the 2018/19 DFB Cup. The draw was held at the German Football Museum in Dortmund on Friday night after the international friendly between Germany and Saudi Arabia.

Bayer 04 had a long wait to discover their opponents in the first round of the DFB Cup: When Palina Rojinski pulled out the 62nd of 64 balls, Heiko Herrlich's team were drawn against Oberliga side CfR Pforzheim for in the first competitive match of the new campaign

This will be the first ever game between Bayer 04 and Pforzheim. The club from central Baden was established in 2010 following the merger of VfR Pforzheim and FC Pforzheim. The club has been in the Baden-Württemberg Oberliga since promotion in 2015. The team coached by Gökhan Gökce finished thirteenth last season.

Pforzheim qualified for the DFB Cup as finalists of the Baden State Cup. CfR lost 6-5 on penalties but went through as the winners Karlsruher SC,  last season's first round opponents for the Werkself, qualify for the national cup competition as a third division club.

The first round ties in the DFB Cup will played from 17-20 August with the final details of the fixtures to be confirmed.


DFB Cup Round One draw in full:
SV Linx (Verbandsliga) v FC Nürnberg (Bundesliga)
SV Wehen Wiesbaden (Division 3) v FC St. Pauli (Bundesliga 2)
SV Rödinghausen (Regional League West) v Dynamo Dresden (Bundesliga 2)
FC Magdeburg (Bundesliga 2) v SV Darmstadt 98 (Bundesliga 2)
FC Lok Stendal (Oberliga) v Arminia Bielefeld (Bundesliga 2)
TuS Erndtebrück (Oberliga) v Hamburg SV (Bundesliga 2)
TSV Steinbach (Regional League South West) v FC Augsburg (Bundesliga)
TuS Rot-Weiß Koblenz (Oberliga) v Fortuna Düsseldorf (Bundesliga)
SpVgg Greuther Fürth (Bundesliga 2) v Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga)
TSV 1860 München (Division 3) v Holstein Kiel (Bundesliga 2)
Rot-Weiß Oberhausen (Regional League West) v SV Sandhausen (Bundesliga 2)
Erzgebirge Aue (Bundesliga 2) v FSV Mainz 05 (Bundesliga)
Weiche Flensburg 08 (Regional League North) v VfL Bochum (Bundesliga 2)
BSG Chemie Leipzig (Oberliga) v Jahn Regensburg (Bundesliga 2)
SV Elversberg 07 (Regional League South West) v VfL Wolfsburg (Bundesliga)
TuS Dassendorf (Oberliga) v MSV Duisburg (Bundesliga 2)
FC Schweinfurt 05 (Regional League Bavaria) v Schalke 04 (Bundesliga)
BFC Dynamo (Regional League North) v FC Köln (Bundesliga 2)
Wormatia Worms (Regional League South West) v Werder Bremen (Bundesliga)
SV Drochtersen/Assel (Regional League North) v Bayern Munich (Bundesliga)
SSV Jeddeloh II (Regional League North) v FC Heidenheim (Bundesliga 2)
FC Kaiserslautern (Division 3) v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (Bundesliga)
Viktoria Köln (Regional League West) v RB Leipzig (Bundesliga)
Carl Zeiss Jena (Division 3) v FC Union Berlin (Bundesliga 2)
SC Paderborn (Bundesliga 2) v FC Ingolstadt (Bundesliga 2)
BSC Hastedt (Oberliga) v Borussia Mönchengladbach (Bundesliga)
Energie Cottbus (Division 3) v SC Freiburg (Bundesliga)
Karlsruher SC (Division 3) v Hannover 96 (Bundesliga)
Eintracht Braunschweig (Division 3) v Hertha Berlin (Bundesliga)
Hansa Rostock (Division 3) v VfB Stuttgart (Bundesliga)
CfR Pforzheim (Oberliga) v Bayer 04
SSV Ulm (Regional League Bavaria) v Eintracht Frankfurt (Bundesliga)

Key dates in 2018/2019 DFB Cup:

Round 2: 30/31 October 2018
Round of 16: 5/6 February 2019
Quarter-finals: 2/3 April 2019
Semi-finals: 23/24 April 2019
Final: 25 May 2019


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