Bayern Munich to host Hannover in German Cup
BERLIN (AP) — Defending champion Bayern Munich was drawn Saturday to host Bundesliga rival Hannover in the second round of the German Cup, while Borussia Dortmund will travel to second-division 1860 Munich.
Schalke, the 2011 winner, will play at third-division Darmstadt, which knocked out Borussia Moenchengladbach on penalties in the first round.
Hamburger SV hosts second-division Greuther Fuerth, Bayer Leverkusen visits third-division Arminia Bielefeld, and Freiburg hosts Stuttgart in a repeat of last season’s semifinal.
Wolfsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt, Hoffenheim and Mainz have home advantage against second-division sides Aalen, Bochum, Energie Cottbus and Cologne, respectively.
Hertha Berlin will play at second-division Kaiserslautern, Augsburg visits third-division Preussen Muenster, and FSV Frankfurt hosts Ingolstadt in a second-division clash.
Fourth-tier Wiedenbrueck, the lowest ranked remaining side, hosts second-division SV Sandhausen.
Third-division Saarbruecken’s reward for knocking Werder Bremen out is a home game against second-division Paderborn, and third-tier Osnabrueck hosts second-division Union Berlin.
The games will be played on Sept. 24-25.