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DFB Pokal draw: Bayern will face SC Paderborn in the Quarterfinals

The DFB Pokal record champions draw the only remaining non-Bundesliga side, and will face off on February 6/7

Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

While FC Bayern Munich was wrapping up their winter training camp in Doha, Qatar on Sunday, and boarding the plane to go home to Bavaria, the Deutscher Fussball Bund — aka Germany’s soccer association — was holding their drawing for the quarterfinal matchups in the DFB Pokal.

Of the remaining eight clubs in the competition, only one does not play in the Bundesliga — third division SC Paderborn. So, who would travel to North-Rhine Westphalia to face off against the minnows? The big dogs, that’s who!

Here are the matchups (first team listed is hosting):

Eintracht Frankfurt vs 1. FSV Mainz 05

Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen

SC Paderborn vs FC Bayern München

Schalke 04 vs VfL Wolfsburg

Due to being a lower-league side, Paderborn were guaranteed to host whoever they drew, and have indicated that they would not be looking to move to a larger venue, preferring to stay at home, despite the promise of significantly increased revenue from facing off against the spectator-magnet from Munich. Bayern will travel to the city of 144,000 people in the central part of Germany for a game on February 6th or 7th — exact date and time still to be determined.

All other matches will be played on that Tuesday and Wednesday, with Frankfurt hosting the Rhein-Main derby against Mainz, while Bremen travel to Leverkusen and Wolfsburg will meet Schalke in Gelsenkirchen.

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