Germany’s top clubs managed to mostly avoid each other in Sunday’s German Cup, last 16 draw with just two all-Bundesliga ties in Schalke away to Wolfsburg and Stuttgart hosting Moenchengladbach.
Should European champions and German Cup holders Bayern Munich beat Holstein Kiel in their second-round tie, postponed to January 13, they will face another second division side in Darmstadt on February 2 or 3.
Likewise, the winner of Bayer Leverkusen against Eintracht Frankfurt on January 12, also postponed from December, is away to Rot-Weiss Essen, the only remaining fourth-tier team.
Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig have drawn second division clubs in Paderborn and Bochum respectively.
The quarter-finals are scheduled to be held in early March with the final at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on May 13.
German Cup, last 16 draw – ties to be played on February 2/3
VfL Wolfsburg v Schalke 04, VfB Stuttgart v Borussia Mönchengladbach, RB Leipzig v VfL Bochum, Borussia Dortmund v Paderborn, Jahn Regensburg v Cologne, Werder Bremen v Greuther Fuerth, Holstein Kiel/Bayern Munich v Darmstadt 98, Rot-Weiss Essen v Bayer Leverkusen/Eintracht Frankfurt.