11.08.2013 12:57 h

Football: Holders Bayern draw Hanover in cup

Die Entscheidung
Die Entscheidung

Holders Bayern Munich face an all-Bundesliga clash against Hanover 96 in the second round of the German Cup, while Borussia Dortmund are away to second division 1860 Munich.

Saturday night's draw has thrown up two all-Bundesliga fixtures with Freiburg at home to last season's finalists VfB Stuttgart while Bayern host Hanover at Munich's Allianz Arena.

"It will be extremely difficult, we are clearly the underdogs for this tie," admitted Hanover's director of sport Dirk Dufner.

The second-round fixtures will take place on September 24 and 25 with the final on May 17 in Berlin's Olympic stadium.

Third-division giant-killers Darmstadt, who knocked out top-flight side Borussia Moenchengladbach on penalties in the first round, have drawn another Bundesliga team at home as they host Schalke 04.

German Cup second-round draw:

Bayern Munich v Hanover 96, Freiburg v VfB Stuttgart, 1860 Munich v Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg v VfR Aalen, Arminia Bielefeld v Bayer Leverkusen, Hamburg v Greuther Fuerth, Eintracht Frankfurt v VfL Bochum, Hoffenheim v Energie Cottbus, Mainz 05 v Cologne, Kaiserslautern v Hertha Berlin, Preussen Muenster v Augsburg, Darmstadt v Schalke 04, FSV Frankfurt v Ingolstadt 04, VfL Osnabrueck v Union Berlin, Saarbruecken v Paderborn 07, Wiedenbrueck 2000 v Sandhausen