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German Cup: Bayern Munich draw rivals Borussia Dortmund in 3rd round; Wolfsburg to face Nuremberg

Berlin: Bayern Munich have been handed another tough German Cup tie after being pitted against Borussia Dortmund in the third-round draw on Sunday.

Having beaten fellow Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig 5-4 away on penalties when their second-round tie finished 1-1 after extra-time on Wednesday, Bayern have drawn Dortmund in a repeat of last season's semi-final.

File image of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski celebrating scoring against Dortmund. Reuters

File image of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski celebrating scoring against Dortmund. Reuters

Bayern face Dortmund away on Saturday in a mouth-watering league clash after the Bavarians knocked Borussia off the top of the Bundesliga this weekend with a 2-0 home win against Leipzig when Dortmund crashed 4-2 at Hanover 96.

Dortmund, the German Cup holders, beat Bayern 3-2 at Munich's Allianz Arena in last season's semi-finals on their way to winning the title with a 2-1 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt in May's final.

Bayern will host Dortmund in the cup clash at the Allianz Arena on either 19 or 20 December in a repeat of the 2012, 2014 and 2016 finals.

Dortmund trounced Bayern 5-2 in 2012 before the Bavarians gained revenge with a 2-0 victory in 2014, also winning two years later when the final was decided by penalties after a goalless draw.

The draw has also thrown up four other all-Bundesliga clashes in the third round with Mainz v Stuttgart, Werder Bremen v Freiburg, Borussia Moenchengladbach v Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke v Cologne.

German Cup - third-round fixtures

Mainz v VfB Stuttgart

Nuremberg v VfL Wolfsburg

Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund

Heidenheim v Eintracht Frankfurt

Werder Bremen v Freiburg

Borussia Moenchengladbach v Bayer Leverkusen

Paderborn v Ingolstadt 04

Schalke v Cologne

Published Date: Oct 30, 2017 11:42 AM | Updated Date: Oct 30, 2017 11:49 AM

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