Germany and SGS Essen forward Turid Knaak, who was a special guest on ARD's Sportschau programme, picked a big name out of the hat for TSG Hoffenheim in the DFB Cup: they face a tough trip to Munich to face FC Bayern in the next round. Alexander Rosen, the TSG director of football, is looking forward to returning to Munich, where Hoffenheim claimed a 2-1 victory in the Bundesliga in October. "Away to FC Bayern Munich – that's undoubtedly the toughest draw you can get. But as we did in the Bundesliga, we'll approach the challenge with courage and in the DFB Cup there's only one mission anyway: to get through! And that's exactly what our aim will be!"
Alfred Schreuder's charges qualified for the Round of 16 thanks a 2-0 away victory over MSV Duisburg. It is the first time since the 2014/15 campaign – and the eighth in total – that Hoffenheim have reached this stage.
The last-16 fixtures will be played on 4 and 5 February 2020. The exact dates and times, which are still being set by the German Football Association (DFB), will be announced via achtzehn99.de and our social media channels.
The Round of 16 ties at a glance:
FC Bayern Munich vs. TSG Hoffenheim
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. RB Leipzig
Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs. VfB Stuttgart
FC Schalke 04 vs. Hertha BSC
1. FC Saarbrücken vs. Karlsruher SC
Werder Bremen vs. Borussia Dortmund
1.FC Kaiserslautern vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf
SC Verl vs. Union Berlin