DFB-Pokal: S04 to face Bielefeld in second round
Christoph Metzelder drew FC Schalke 04 away from home in the second round of the DFB-Pokal. The former Royal Blue won the cup with Schalke in the Olympiastadion in 2011 and drew David Wagner’s side against Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday evening.
The game will take place on either the 29th or 30th October in the Schüco-Arena, and the exact date has not yet been confirmed.
Bielefeld celebrated a 1-0 win against Viktoria Berlin in the first round. Schalke beat SV Drochtersen/Assel 5-0 to advance.
The two sides have been drawn against each other on three occasions in the DFB-Pokal so far, and there have been four games. In the 1982/83 season, the game finished 2-2 (AET) in the round-of-16 of the DFB-Pokal, and Schalke won the replay 1-0 in Bielefeld.
Schalke also had more joy than their opponents in the other two meetings. S04 ran out 1-0 winners in the first round in 1967/68 and won 2-1 in the second round in 2001/02. This could be a good omen, as Schalke won the cup in both of these seasons.
Overview of the draw:
- FC Kaiserslautern vs. 1. FC Nürnberg
SC Verl vs. Holstein Kiel
MSV Duisburg vs. TSG Hoffenheim
- FC Saarbrücken vs. 1. FC Köln
Darmstadt 98 vs. Karlsruher SC
Bayer Leverkusen vs. SC Paderborn
SC Freiburg vs. Union Berlin
Fortuna Düsseldorf vs. Erzgebirge Aue
VfL Bochum vs. Bayern München
Arminia Bielefeld vs. FC Schalke 04
Borussia Dortmund vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach
Hertha BSC vs. Dynamo Dresden
VfL Wolfsburg vs. RB Leipzig
Werder Bremen vs. 1. FC Heidenheim
Hamburger SV vs. VfB Stuttgart
FC St. Pauli vs. Eintracht Frankfurt