New cup journey to start at Drochtersen/Assel

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SV Drochtersen/Assel are FC Bayern's opponents in the first round of the 2018/19 DFB Cup. The draw was made late on Friday night at the German Football Museum in Dortmund. The first-round ties will be played between 17 and 20 August 2018, one week before the start of the Bundesliga.

"That's an absolute cracker," said representatives of the fourth-tier side. "We so would have liked to have got to the second round -- that'll be pretty tough now!" they quipped. The Lower Saxony cup winners will have home advantage against the record champions, although it's not clear yet where exactly the match will be played. The capacity of the Kehdinger Stadion, where SV Drochtersen/Assel normally play their home games, is only 3,000.


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