Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund will be hoping the DFB-Pokal provides some welcome relief from their Bundesliga woes.
Borussia M'gladbach Kickers Offenbach will be light on match practice when they host Borussia Monchengladbach in the DFB Pokal round of 16 on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich started their DFB-Pokal defence with a comfortable win while fourth-tier Magdeburg shocked top-flight Augsburg 1-0.
Holders Bayern Munich have been dealt a potentially tricky second-round tie against Hamburg in the DFB-Pokal.
Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp hailed a "tough" win as his side booked their place in the third round of the DFB-Pokal on Tuesday.
Markus Gisdol Hoffenheim cannot continue to improve at their current rate, according to coach Markus Gisdol, as the Bundesliga team prepare to face second-tier Aalen in the DFB Pokal.
Holders Bayern Munich will start their DFB-Pokal defence with a trip to 3. Liga side Preussen Munster on Sunday.
Borussia Dortmund Jurgen Klopp has warned Borussia Dortmund they will face a "real cup team" in Dynamo Dresden in the DFB-Pokal third round.
Holders Bayern Munich will host fellow Bundesliga outfit Hannover in the second round of the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday.
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