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Bayern begins German Cup defense at 4th tier Energie Cottbus
BERLIN (AP) Bayern Munich's German Cup defense will begin at fourth-division Energie Cottbus in August while beaten finalist Leipzig faces a trip to second-division Osnabruck.
Saturday's first-round draw also pitted Borussia Dortmund with third-division Uerdingen, where a reunion with 2014 World Cup winner Kevin Gro�kreutz awaits.
The lowest-ranked team, sixth-tier FSV Salmrohr, was given a home game against second-division Holstein Kiel.
The first round will be played from Aug. 9-12.
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Updated June 15, 2019