Reigning DFB-Pokal champions RB Leipzig begin their defence of Germany’s most-coveted domestic cup when they take on tournament debutants Teutonia Ottensen on Tuesday at 7.46pm (UK time).
Domenico Tedesco’s men have made a stuttering start to the 2022/23 Bundesliga campaign, already five points adrift of usual front-runners Bayern Munich, but they collected their first win against Wolfsburg on Saturday, and will now be hoping to take that momentum into this midweek showdown.
Teutonia Ottensen have been accustomed to attendances below 400 spectators this campaign, but the DFB-Pokal debutants will be travelling to Saxony to play in front of the defending champions after their pitch was deemed not suitable for this First Round match-up. It’s a fascinatingly-poised curtain-raiser.
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Teutonia Ottensen team news
David Bergner may have to oversee the club’s first-ever DFB-Pokal match without his captain, with former Freiburg U19 defender, Marcus Coffie, currently out injured. But they should have a good level of bite and tenacity in the middle of the park, with ex-Hamburg academy prospect and current Bulgaria U21 international Emanuel Mirchev recently joining the club from SC Verl.
RB Leipzig team news
Lukas Klostermann and Yussuf Poulsen are currently sidelined indefinitely for the ‘hosts’, while skipper Peter Gulacsi and Marcel Halstenberg are doubtful. Tedesco will be weighing up whether to restore Timo Werner to his starting XI after playing Andre Silva in front of him during the club’s 2-0 win over Wolfsburg at the weekend.
Scoreline prediction: Teutonia Ottensen 0-2 RB Leipzig
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