Difficult tasks: HSV to Leipzig, St. Pauli to Freiburg

Hamburg (dpa / lno) – Second division soccer team Hamburger SV has been drawn to an extremely difficult opponent for the second round of the DFB Cup. Coach Tim Walter’s team meets defending champions RB Leipzig away. That was the result of the draw on Sunday in the German Football Museum in Dortmund . FC St. Pauli has to travel to last season’s finalists and current Bundesliga champions SC Freiburg. Regional league club VfB Lübeck meets first division club 1. FSV Mainz 05 at home.

The game between Hamburg and Leipzig is the repeat of the 2019 semi-final. At that time, the Saxons won 3-1 in the Volkspark. RB is a difficult opponent, “but we want to survive and win there too,” said Walter, adding: “We need exactly such games and challenges to get better and to continue on our way.”

At FC St. Pauli, they are aware of the distribution of roles: “We are the clear outsiders, but we still want to go one round,” said coach Timo Schultz, who is particularly looking forward to seeing his ex-player Daniel Kofi Kyereh again. who has been playing for Breisgau since the summer. After the first-round success over the second division club FC Hansa Rostock, the Lübeckers now also want to annoy the first division club from Mainz at the Lohmühle. The second round will be played on October 18th and 19th.

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