The Cup of Germany (in German and officially: DFB-Pokal) is a competition between German football clubs. It is the second competition at the local level with greater relevance next to the Bundesliga. It is organized by the German Football Federation. Since 1985, the final is disputed at the Olympic Stadium of the German capital, Berlin. The champion team classifies the group stage of the UEFA League, if it has not achieved a European square through the Bundesliga.

Despite her favorite role, the TSG Hoffenheim wants to not take the duel in the DFB Cup with the crisis second division Holstein Kiel on the light shoulder. The youngest clap in Bayern is ticked off.

The table level plays no role for a second division in the cup, warned TSG coach Sebastian Hoeneß before the two-round section on Tuesday (18:30 / SKY): We must be extremely focused. We must not think that one as a Bundesliga club a second division s time in passing away.

The 0: 4-ligap line at Bayern from the weekend is out of the heads , as Hoeneß assured, even if the Kraichgauer had positive.

In the second half his team showed the courage and attitude we need against Kiel . The North Germans, who have been trained by the former Hoffenheim Jugendcoach Marcel Rapp since the beginning of the month, are only in the 2nd league only in 15th place.

A question mark is still behind a use of defender Kevin Akpoguma after a facial spelling from the Bavaria game.

1899 Hoffenheim continue without Christoph Baumgartner

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Surely not available will be the injured Ermin Bicakcic, Pavel Kaderabek, Marco John and the positively tested at the Coronavirus Christoph Baumgartner.

Baumi is fine, I was in contact with him yesterday. He scrapsed with the hooves. We hope he ll be tested negatively again tomorrow. Then he can come to us again, said Chef Trainer Sebastian Hoeneß before the game against Holstein Kiel on Tuesday evening (18.30 / SKY). But Baumgartner is not an option for the game itself.

Baumgartner, who is completely vaccinated, was to be tested again on Tuesday. In a negative test, he could return to Hoffenheim training and recruited against Hertha BSC on Friday (20:30 / Dazn).