Tricky cup ties for Dortmund, Bayern and Schalke


BERLIN (AP) -German Cup holder Borussia Dortmund will continue its title defense at home against Bundesliga rival Hannover, following Sunday's draw for the third round.

Runner-up Bayern Munich is away at Bavarian rival Augsburg, while 2011 winner Schalke hosts Mainz and Bayer Leverkusen visits Wolfsburg in three more all-Bundesliga matchups.

Of the other top-tier sides remaining, Stuttgart hosts second-division Cologne, while Freiburg and Fortuna Duesseldorf visit third-division sides Karlsruher SC and Kickers Offenbach, respectively.

Second-division sides Bochum and 1860 Munich meet in the only third-round tie not involving Bundesliga clubs, with the games being held over Dec. 18 and 19.

There were no major surprises in the second round. All the top-tier sides went through, with the exception of Borussia Moenchengladbach, which lost after extra time at Duesseldorf.

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