S04 to face VfR Aalen in DFB-Pokal first round

The first round of the 2024/25 DFB-Pokal has been drawn, with FC Schalke 04 pitted against Oberliga side VfR Aalen.

It won’t be the first time that the sides have met in the cup, with the Royal Blues have already travelled to Baden-Württemberg in the first round back in 2010/11. S04 were 2-1 winners in what was the start of the club’s 2011 DFB-Pokal-winning campaign.

The first round will predominantly be played between 16th and 19th August, although there are two exceptions: As the DFL-Supercup will take place on 17th August, the cup fixtures for league and cup winners Bayer Leverkusen and Bundesliga runners-up VfB Stuttgart won’t be played until 27th and 28th August.

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