Neureuther to conduct second round draw
With the DFB Sports Tribunal reaching a decision on the abandoned first round tie between VfL Osnabrück and RB Leipzig: ruling a 2-0 win for the visitors, and VfL Osnabrück waiving their rights to appeal and accepting the verdict, all 32 teams are confirmed, and the second round draw can go ahead as scheduled.
The draw will take place tonight after the opening game of the 53rd Bundesliga campaign between Bayern Münchenand Hamburger SV (20:30 CEST). Skiing legend Felix Neureuther will draw the 16 fixtures for the second round, which will be broadcast live from the Allianz Arena from 22:45 CEST.
DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach will oversee the draw, and the familiar faces of Alexander Bommes and Arnd Zeigler will host the show for television. The second round fixtures will be played on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th October.