The draw for the first round of the DFB Cup (DFB-Pokal) 2021/22 was held tonight with the draw carried out by former professional Thomas Broich with DFB vice-president Peter Frymuth overlooking the draw.
Record winners FC Bayern Munich will take on fifth-tier Oberliga side Bremer SV, while holders Borussia Dortmund will start their title defence against SV Wehen Wiesbaden from the 3.Liga.
Four teams from the Oberliga (fifth tier) have made the competition this year, including the aforementioned Bremer SV. The other three sides all got attractive opponents too: Greifswalder FC will play FC Augsburg, FC 08 Villingen will host FC Schalke 04 and VfL Oldenburg were drawn against Fortuna Düsseldorf.
VfB Stuttgart do not yet know their opponent. They were drawn against the winner of the Berlin Cup, which was BFC Dynamo. However, another side from Berlin have appealed their participation to the DFB, so it is not yet known which team VfB will face.
The first-round matches will take place between September 6 to 8, and will mark the start of the 2021/22 season in German professional football.
The second round is then scheduled for October 26/27, and the round of 16 on January 18/19.
The quarterfinal ties are to be played on March 1/2, before the two semifinals on April 19/20. The final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, set for Saturday, May 21, will be a week after Germany’s professional leagues conclude.
2021/22 DFB-Pokal – Round 1
Eintracht Braunschweig – Hamburger SV
1.FC Ingolstadt – Erzgebirge Aue
SV Meppen – Hertha BSC
SSV Ulm 1846 Fußball – 1. FC Nürnberg
Bremer SV – FC Bayern München
SC Weiche Flensburg – Holstein Kiel
FC Viktoria Köln – TSG Hoffenheim
SV Babelsberg 03 – SpVgg Greuther Fürth
1.FC Kaiserslautern – Borussia Mönchengladbach
1.FC Lok Leipzig – Bayer 04 Leverkusen
SV 07 Elversberg – 1. FSV Mainz 05
SV Sandhausen – RB Leipzig
Sportfreunde Lotte – Karlsruher SC
SpVgg Oberfranken Bayreuth – Arminia Bielefeld
FC Carl Zeiss Jena – 1.FC Köln
FC 08 Villingen – FC Schalke 04
FC Würzburger Kickers – SC Freiburg
SV Waldhof Mannheim – Eintracht Frankfurt
SV Wehen Wiesbaden – Borussia Dortmund
Greifswalder FC – FC Augsburg
FC Hansa Rostock – 1.FC Heidenheim
VfL Osnabrück – Werder Bremen
FC Eintracht Norderstedt – Hannover 96
FC Rot-Weiss Koblenz – SSV Jahn Regensburg
Türkgücü München – 1. FC Union Berlin
Dynamo Dresden – SC Paderborn
VfL Oldenburg – Fortuna Düsseldorf
Wuppertaler SV – VfL Bochum
Vertreter Berliner FV – VfB Stuttgart
1. FC Magdeburg – FC St. Pauli
SC Preußen Münster – VfL Wolfsburg
TSV 1860 München – SV Darmstadt 98