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German Cup: First round kickoff times announced

Bayern Munich begin the defence of their trophy at Carl Zeiss Jena on Friday August 19. Borussia Dortmund travel to fourth division outsiders Eintracht Trier on Monday August 22.

Borussia Dortmund's match at Eintracht Trier will be played on Monday August 22 at 20:45 German time, meaning the match will be live on German public broadcaster ARD.

Apart from the German Super Cup between Bundesliga champions Bayern and runners-up Dortmund on August 14, the first-round Cup games kick off the return of the new German soccer season and will be played between August 19-22 across the country.

Bayern are the current holders of the German Cup, having picked up their 18th title after beating Dortmund in the final in May, and will begin the defence of their title on Friday August 19 at 20:45 when they travel to fourth tier Carl Zeiss Jena.

Bundesliga newcomers RB Leipzig will travel to east German rivals Dynamo Dresden on the Saturday and elsewhere third division team FSV Frankfurt will host former winners Wolfsburg on the Sunday.

The Bundesliga starts

a week later.

A full list of the first round fixtures and kick off times:

Friday August 19

Kickoff at 20:45 German time:

FV Ravensburg - FC Augsburg

VfB Lübeck - FC St. Pauli

FC Carl Zeiss Jena - Bayern Munich

Saturday August 20

Kickoff at 15:30:

SV Drochtersen/Assel vs Borussia Mönchengladbach

FC Viktoria Köln vs FC Nürnberg

Preussen Berlin vs FC Köln

FC Villingen vs Schalke

SV Babelsberg vs SC Freiburg

Dynamo Dresden vs RB Leipzig

Hallescher FC vs FC Kaiserslautern

Rot-Weiss Essen vs Arminia Bielefeld

Würzburger Kickers - Eintracht Braunschweig

Kickoff at 18:30:

FC Homborg vs VFB Stuttgart

1860 Munich vs Karlsruhe SC

Hansa Rostock vs Fortuna Düsseldorf

Kickoff at 20:45:

Jahn Regensburg vs Hertha Berlin

Sunday, August 21

Kickoff at 15:30:

SpVgg Unterhaching vs Mainz

FC Astoria Walldorf vs VfL Bochum

Eintracht Norderstedt vs Greuther Fürth

Sportfreunde Lotte vs Werder Bremen

Bremen SV vs SV Darmstadt

SC Hauenstein vs Bayer Leverkusen

MSV Duisburg vs Union Berlin

FC Magdeburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt

FC Germania Egestorf vs TSG Hoffenheim

Kickoff at 18:30:

Erzgebirge Aue vs FC Ingolstadt

FSV Frankfurt vs VFL Wolfsburg

SG Wattenscheid vs FC Heidenheim

Monday, August 22

Kickoff at 18:30:

FSV Zwickau vs Hamburg SV

SC Paderborn vs SV Sandhausen

Kickers Offenbach vs Hanover

Kickoff at 20:45:

Eintracht Trier - Borussia Dortmund

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