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Wednesday date for cup derby

Bayern's DFB Cup second round match against FC Augsburg will be on 26 October at 20.45 CET. The German FA (DFB) made the corresponing announcement on Monday. In Germany the Bavarian derby at the Allianz Arena will be shown live on free TV by broadcaster ARD. The sides will meet again in Augsburg only three days later, crossing swords in the Bundesliga.

Boateng and Robben close in on comebacks

The home match against Rostov comes too early for Jérôme Boateng and Arjen Robben, but the two FCB pros are closing in on their comebacks. The defensive pillar and the Dutch ace resumed parts of the squad programme on Sunday. "They'll perhaps be able to play next week or the one after next. They still need individual sessions," Carlo Ancelotti announced on Monday.