We may not have our UCL group or Bundesliga schedule for next season, but we do have one match already setup for the 2017-2018 season. The DFB Pokal first round draw was today and BVB was drawn against 1. FC Rielasingen-Arlen. As defending champions everyone is going to raise their game against us in the Pokal. 1. FC Rielasingen-Arlen however is a 6th tier amateur side that is playing in it’s first Pokal. Hopefully we will not struggle too hard against an amateur side even if we play our reserves. If anything this match up shows why the DFB Pokal is so great. One of the best teams in Europe against a small amateur side.
1. FC Rielasingen-Arlen is located in the city of Rielasingen located in the southwestern courner of Germany. Since the team obviously does not have a stadium that is adequate enough to hold a Pokal game, the game will probably be in one of the larger stadiums in southern Germany.
Wherever the game is played at least we have some news for next season. We are still a long way off from seeing BVB play again so we’ll take about anything to wet our pallet.