There was a good chance that it would turn out the same way: no less than 23 balls in the draw for the first round of the DFB Cup did not yet include a direct opponent, because the respective state cups had to be interrupted because of Corona. And so Bundesliga soccer team VfL Wolfsburg does not yet know who it will face in the opening round, which starts on 11. until 14. September, will meet. The circle of potential opponents still includes four teams, all of which are still playing for the Brandenburg state cup, as the draw in Cologne on Sunday evening revealed. DFB deputy secretary general Heike Ullrich acted as the lottery fairy.
This had not been played after the quarterfinals because of Corona. Possible VfL opponents include SV Grun-Weib Lubben (Brandenburg league), SV Babelsberg 03 (regional league), FSV 63 Luckenwalde (Oberliga champion) and Union Furstenwalde (regional league). Lubben expects thereby Babelsberg, Luckenwalde the union. Both games will take place on 9. August, with the final scheduled for the 22nd. August planned, the day of the amateurs. "We and the clubs are looking forward to seeing you," wrote the Brandenburg state association in a first reaction on Facebook.
Furstenwalde trains a VfL promotion hero
Furstenwalde, which is likely to be favored as the fourth-place team in the regional league in the previous season, has a Wolfsburg promotion hero as its coach: Matthias Maucksch played 41 games for VfL in the second division between 1995 and 1997. After the Bundesliga promotion, the now 51-year-old was drawn to VfB Leipzig. Union coaches Maucksch since 2019, but it is already his second commitment in the city on the Spree.