The draw for the first round of the DFB Pokal was today and now we know who BVB will be facing. MSV Duisburg will be our opponents. Duisburg are a team in the 3.Liga currently but they have been up and down in the 2. Bundesliga over the past few years. The last time they were in the Bundesliga they only stayed for a year in 07-08.
First-round draw— The DFB-Pokal (@DFBPokal_EN) July 26, 2020
⚽ Tie 13: @MSVDuisburg vs. @BlackYellow#DFBPokal pic.twitter.com/U4R8kCGfTz
The first round of the Pokal will kick off between 9/11 and 9/14. This is a lot later the usual but do to the COVID delay it has to be done.
So we have at least one scheduled game for next season! With the season starting a but later and without fans it will still feel weird. The Pokal is usually a great way for smaller teams to earn ticket and TV revenue as thy play larger teams. With no fans smaller teams are going to kiss out on a big part of their business for the time being. Hopefully things will be back to normal soon.