DFB-Pokal holders Bayern Munich will host Hoffenheim in the last 16 of this season's competition, while two fourth-tier sides were handed home advantage.

Bayern were made to sweat in their second-round tie, needing two goals in the last seven minutes to scrape past second-tier strugglers Bochum.

Niko Kovac's side - who have won the tournament 19 times - beat RB Leipzig in last season's final and will be favourites against Hoffenheim in one of four all-Bundesliga ties.

Other clashes between sides in Germany's top tier see Eintracht Frankfurt host Leipzig, Schalke take on Hertha Berlin and Werder Bremen welcome Borussia Dortmund.

Interest in the fortunes of Saarbrucken and Verl will be high, with both sides playing in the regionalised fourth tier of German football.

Verl top the Regionalliga West table and will host Bundesliga opposition in Union Berlin, while Saarbrucken are also flying high in the league, sitting first in the Regionalliga South West standings.

Saarbrucken, who scored a stoppage-time winner to beat top-flight opponents Cologne 3-2 in the second round, will host 2. Bundesliga outfit Karlsruher.

Kaiserslautern, who have plummeted to the third tier in recent years, are in the relegation zone but have a chance to raise spirits when they welcome Fortuna Dusseldorf of the Bundesliga.

The other tie in the last 16 sees Bayer Leverkusen take on 2. Bundesliga high-flyers Stuttgart.

All third-round ties will be played on February 4 and 5.

DFB-Pokal last 16 draw

Eintracht Frankfurt v RB Leipzig
Bayer Leverkusen v Stuttgart
Bayern Munich v Hoffenheim
Schalke v Hertha Berlin
Saarbrucken v Karlsruher
Werder Bremen v Borussia Dortmund
Kaiserslautern v Fortuna Dusseldorf
Verl v Union Berlin

Niko Kovac pointed to a lack of determination from his players as he assessed Bayern Munich's 2-1 defeat to Hoffenheim, admitting the Bundesliga champions made "too many mistakes".

Bayern were unbeaten in 20 Bundesliga matches going into the clash with Alfred Schreuder's side but failed to carry the momentum from their midweek thrashing of Tottenham in the Champions League into their domestic campaign.

Hoffenheim's Armenian striker, Sargis Adamyan, making his first league start of the season, was afforded opportunities from the outset and he capitalised in the 54th minute, scoring his first goal for the club.

Robert Lewandowski levelled for Bayern 19 minutes later but the parity was brief as Adamyan struck again and ended his team's four-game winless streak.

Kovac vented his disappointment after the game, saying: "Unfortunately we couldn't take the good feeling from Tuesday into today - that frustrates me.

"The first half was okay, we created some good situations, but should have played with more determination.

"We didn't do well in the second half, we made too many mistakes and never put our opponents under pressure.

"In the end, Hoffenheim's win wasn't undeserved."

Opposite number Schreuder hailed Adamyan's full debut as "a dream" and praised the courage of his players after they picked up only their second league win of the season.

"I am very proud of my team," said Schreuder. "It's the first time that Hoffenheim have won here.

"The lads showed a lot of passion and courage and I'm happy to be the head coach at this club.

"Sargis needed some time and he earned his place in the starting 11. He senses trust from his team-mates and for it to go as it did for him is, of course, a dream."

Bayern Munich suffered their first defeat in 21 Bundesliga matches as Hoffenheim ran out 2-1 winners at the Allianz Arena courtesy of Sargis Adamyan's brace.

The Armenian striker scored either side of Robert Lewandowski's 11th league goal of the season to earn Alfred Schreuder's struggling side a shock victory over the champions, whose flat performance merited nothing more than a defeat.

Hoffenheim came into the game winless in four but found themselves up against a lacklustre Bayern side who offered precious little creativity before Lewandowski cancelled out Adamyan's opener.

The Bayern striker wore the look of a man dragging his team out of the mire as he headed home the equaliser but he could not spare Niko Kovac's blushes after Adamyan struck again 11 minutes from time and earned his side a memorable triumph.

David Alaba suffered a hairline fracture to his rib in Bayern Munich's 7-2 demolition of Tottenham, the Bundesliga champions have confirmed.

Alaba was on the end of a wild early challenge from Serge Aurier and had to be substituted at half-time of the Champions League clash, complaining of severe pain.

Bayern initially announced the defender had sustained only "a heavy bruise", reporting his ribs had not been broken.

But Niko Kovac then confirmed on Friday that Alaba, along with fellow defender Lucas Hernandez, would miss Saturday's league clash with Hoffenheim.

An additional update followed as Bayern revealed a further assessment from club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt had identified the fracture.

A short statement gave no indication of a return date for Alaba, stating only that the left-back would be out "for the time being".

Alaba had been out with a thigh strain prior to the big win at Spurs, sitting on the bench for Bayern's victory over Paderborn in the Bundesliga last weekend.

David Alaba will not be fit to face Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday after being substituted in Bayern Munich's 7-2 thrashing of Tottenham in midweek.

Defender Alaba was the target of a wild early challenge from Serge Aurier at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and had to be withdrawn at half-time after complaining of rib pain.

Bayern later updated on their Twitter page that the Austrian had suffered only "a heavy bruise" and not a break.

However, Niko Kovac confirmed on Friday that Alaba would not be available to take on Hoffenheim as Bayern look to maintain their place at the top of the table.

The German champions will also again be without club-record signing Lucas Hernandez, who missed the trip to Spurs with a knee injury.

"Unfortunately, David and Lucas won't make it tomorrow," coach Kovac said. "They won't be in the squad against Hoffenheim."

Bayern have won their past four games in all competitions, topping the domestic league and their Champions League group following a testing start to the campaign.

Niko Kovac cautioned his Bayern Munich players against losing focus following their brilliant 7-2 hammering of Tottenham in the Champions League.

The German champions delivered a performance to be savoured in London as they humiliated last season's finalists.

Plaudits have been heaped upon them but Kovac's men must now narrow their gaze on the task of beating struggling Hoffenheim at Allianz Arena on Saturday.

Bayern moved top of the Bundesliga with a rather unconvincing 3-2 victory over bottom-placed Paderborn last weekend and the head coach is keen to retain that spot heading into the international break.

"We need to keep our concentration," Kovac said at his pre-match news conference.

"We played the Champions League finalists on Tuesday. We had problems for 25 or 30 minutes then we dominated. We can't dominate for 90 minutes.

"It was a great game from us but we need to put in the same performance against Hoffenheim as we did against Tottenham.

"We want to remain objective, humble and continue to work."

Serge Gnabry was the star of the show against Spurs, with the former Arsenal winger becoming the second German to hit four goals in a Champions League game.

Robert Lewandowski grabbed a brace in the rout and Joshua Kimmich scored the other.

"He's feeling great, as you can imagine," Kovac said of Gnabry.

"He's got a slightly different training programme than most of his team-mates today. Goals aside, I was more pleased with how hard he worked tracking back in the second half."

The Bayern boss added: "We've got a good group of players that are growing closer together.

"The players are absorbing more and more what we want to see from them. I've been noticing this for a while now. But we haven't achieved anything yet."

Mauro Icardi's Inter saga could be at an end after Paris Saint-Germain made the headline-grabbing move of transfer deadline day.

Frozen out by Nerazzurri boss Antonio Conte, Argentina striker Icardi was facing a bleak few months until PSG came in and managed to complete an initial loan move.

PSG reportedly have an option to buy the 26-year-old for €70million, while the Ligue 1 champions also signed three-times Champions League winner Keylor Navas from Real Madrid in a deal that saw another goalkeeper, Alphonse Areola, move in the other direction on loan.

Serie A was a hive of activity on Monday, while plenty of Premier League players took the opportunity to move elsewhere – the window for incomings having closed in England's top flight last month.

Roman holiday for Mkhitaryan as Fiorentina aim for renaissance

Roma completed loan moves for Arsenal playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Atletico Madrid striker Nikola Kalinic, but there was a youthful edge to Fiorentina's late spree.

Wantaway Liverpool teenager Bobby Duncan will now ply his trade at the Stadio Artemio Franchi alongside Algeria winger Rachid Ghezzal – a loan signing from Leicester City.

The Viola also paid Fluminense in the region of €14m for Pedro, another player to replenish Vincenzo Montella's squad after Giovanni Simeone joined Cagliari on loan with an obligation to buy over the weekend.

Simone Verdi has joined Torino in similar fashion, ending an unhappy spell at Napoli – where free transfer Fernando Llorente bolsters Carlo Ancelotti's options at centre forward.

Napoli are joined in the Champions League by Atalanta this season and Simon Kjaer will be on hand to bolster their defence following a loan from Sevilla, although Martin Skrtel's swiftly terminated contract preceded him leaving Bergamo for a one-year deal with Istanbul Basaksehir.

Matteo Darmian was the latest member of Manchester United's defensive surplus to switch to Serie A, the Italy international joining Parma on a four-year deal after Chris Smalling was loaned to Roma. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson made the considerably shorter trip to League One side Tranmere Rovers.

The road from Watford to Udinese is incredibly well travelled and striker Stefano Okaka is back after a loan at the Stadio Friuli last season.

 

Italian flavour to Bundesliga business

AC Milan secured Croatia winger Ante Rebic on a two-year loan from Eintracht Frankfurt, for whom Andre Silva will seek to reignite his career and serve as a suitable replacement for Luka Jovic over the same period.

Bundesliga pacesetters RB Leipzig also have a talented attacker seeking a kickstart after Patrik Schick joined on an initial loan from Roma.

Vincenzo Grifo returned to Freiburg on a four-year deal from Hoffenheim, who also loaned Leonardo Bittencourt to Werder Bremen.

Marius Wolf left Borussia Dortmund for Hertha Berlin on a season-long loan and BVB's rivals Schalke sold Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka to Shakhtar Donetsk.

Rafinha on the move again as Hernandez and Bono conclude Sevilla's transfer frenzy

Had events panned out differently, this might have been the day Barcelona triumphantly welcomed Neymar back to Camp Nou.

As it was, a Brazilian left – Rafinha moving to Celta Vigo on loan after signing a contract extension with his parent club.

Barca have also agreed to sign 16-year-old midfielder Pedri from Las Palmas, who welcome back club stalwart Jonathan Viera on loan from Beijing Guoan for their Segunda promotion push.

Mexico striker Javier Hernandez and Morocco goalkeeper Bono were arrivals 12 and 13 of the window at Sevilla.

Maxime Gonalons was a loanee at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last season and has joined Granada on a temporary basis from Roma.

Almeria were another hive of activity, with Nottingham Forest's Arvin Appiah and Joan Munoz concluding their incomings.

Real Sociedad signed Monaco's Spain Under-17 international Robert Navarro and loaned Kevin Rodriguez to Leganes.

Chelsea duo Baba Rahman and Kenedy were loaned to Real Mallorca and Getafe respectively.

Galatasaray's deadline-day delight

Radamel Falcao followed a rapturous reception following his arrival in Istanbul by signing a three-year contract with Galatasaray, who also secured Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina and Brighton and Hove Albion forward Florin Andone on loan.

Gala's rivals Fenerbahce were not to be outdone entirely as they brought in Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo from Marseille on a four-year deal.

Sporting CP were already buoyed by keeping hold of the highly rated Bruno Fernandes, who will look to supply an attack reinforced by the loan arrivals of Jese from PSG and Yannick Bolasie from Everton.

Royal Antwerp snapped up Steven Defour after the playmaker's release by Burnley and also added Wesley Hoedt on a season-long loan from Southampton.

In Scotland, Celtic signed Kilmarnock left-back Greg Taylor, Manchester City teenager Jeremie Frimpong and Manchester United youngster Lee O'Connor – all on four-year deals. Rivals Rangers bought Ryan Kent from Liverpool for a fee that could reportedly rise to £7.5m.

Fellow Europa League contestants Qarabag secured former Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic on loan from Bournemouth.

Hoffenheim have signed Jurgen Locadia from Brighton and Hove Albion on a season-long loan deal.

The former PSV forward has failed to make an impact at the Amex Stadium following his reported £16million transfer in 2016 - a club-record fee at the time - scoring six goals in 43 appearances.

Locadia started Brighton's opening Premier League game at Watford and was a second-half substitute against Southampton, but he was left out of the squad for Tuesday's EFL Cup tie at Bristol Rovers.

Hoffenheim confirmed on their official website that an agreement has been reached to take the 25-year-old on loan until the end of the 2019-20 campaign.

The Bundesliga side have taken three points from their first two matches and had been in the market for a fresh option in attack since losing Joelinton to Newcastle United in July.

Borussia Dortmund have been drawn against Borussia Monchengladbach in the second round of the DFB-Pokal, while holders Bayern Munich will travel to second-tier side Bochum.

Dortmund saw off lower-league opposition Uerdingen in the first round but have a far tougher test to come against Gladbach in one of two all-Bundesliga ties.

Bayern continue the defence of their crown with a trip to Bochum, who they beat en route to winning the competition in 2015-16.

Elsewhere, last season's beaten finalists RB Leipzig will take on top-flight rivals Wolfsburg for a place in round three.

The two remaining semi-professional sides in the competition, FC Saarbrucken and Verl, were paired with Koln and Holstein Kiel respectively in Sunday's draw.

The games will be played on October 29 and 30.

 

Draw in full:

Kaiserslautern v Nurnberg
Verl v Holstein Kiel
MSV Duisburg v TSG Hoffenheim
Saarbrucken v Koln
Darmstadt 98 v Karlsruher SC
Bayer Leverkusen v Paderborn
Freiburg v Union Berlin
Fortuna Dusseldorf v Erzgebirge Aue
Bochum v Bayern Munich
Arminia Bielefeld v Schalke 04
Borussia Dortmund v Borussia Mönchengladbach
Hertha Berlin v Dynamo Dresden
Wolfsburg v RB Leipzig
Werder Bremen v Heidenheim
Hamburger SV v Stuttgart
St. Pauli v Eintracht Frankfurt

Sebastian Rudy will spend the 2019-20 season on loan at Hoffenheim, who have re-signed him from Schalke.

Rudy enjoyed seven seasons with Hoffenheim before joining Bayern Munich in 2017.

He is heading back to the Rhein-Neckar-Arena after the season-long loan deal was announced on Wednesday.

"Last season did not go optimally for me, which makes me all the more motivated to return to my former strength here at my former club," Rudy told Hoffenheim's official website.

"To that end, the conditions here at Hoffenheim are almost perfect – I know the people and conditions at the club, and I know that me and my way of playing football are valued here.

"I'm looking forward to working together with Alfred [Schreuder] and his coaching staff, and so far I've only heard good things from my former colleagues."

Rudy signed a four-year deal to wrap up a transfer to Schalke from Bayern Munich worth a reported €16million in August 2018.

But the midfielder started only 17 Bundesliga games for the club and has been given the green light to depart on loan.

"Sebastian Rudy has certainly not had an easy year at Schalke," said the club's sporting director Jochen Schneider. "Unfortunately, the 2018-19 season didn't go the way that Sebastian wanted, the way the team nor the rest of us were hoping for.

"When he came to us and told us of his wish to be loaned out to his former club, Hoffenheim, for 11 months, we complied. We wholeheartedly wish Sebastian a successful season in his old home."

Rudy has played 27 matches for Germany, but the 29-year-old is yet to feature for his country since making a single appearance during their poor performance at the 2018 World Cup.

 

Steve Bruce expects Joelinton to be "a big hit" with Newcastle United supporters but admitted the former Hoffenheim striker is "not a typical Brazilian".

Joelinton's Newcastle debut started brightly when he weaved his way into the Preston North End box and won his side a penalty within seconds of his introduction in the second half of the Magpies' friendly at Deepdale.

But Miguel Almiron missed the ensuing spot-kick and Joelinton later conceded a penalty that Preston's Paul Gallagher scored to clinch a 2-1 win for the Lilywhites, though Bruce was impressed with his new signing nonetheless.

"I think he'll be a big hit," Bruce told the Chronicle.

"He is full of life and full of energy and plays with his heart on his sleeve.

"He is not a typical Brazillian - all the silky skills that you associate - however, I think he will be an effective number nine."

Joelinton's record-breaking £40million (€44.6m) arrival from Hoffenheim on a six-year deal created a buzz around St. James' Park, where the most the club had previously spent on a player was the £20.5m paid for Almiron in January.

Almiron has made 10 Premier League appearances for the club without finding the net, but Bruce backed his leading lights to shine as he aims to steer Newcastle into the top half of the table in 2019-20.

"The two of them [Joeliton and Almiron] will be a handful," said Bruce.

"After one minute, they combined, which could have won us the game.

"It was nice to see Miggy [Almiron], it was the first time I have seen him live.

"He is a very good player."

Newcastle United have smashed their club transfer record to bring in striker Joelinton from Hoffenheim, boosting Steve Bruce's short-staffed front line.

The Brazilian forward has signed a six-year deal at St James' Park and is said to have cost in the region of £40million (€44.6m).

The transfer surpasses the £20.5m Newcastle spent to secure Miguel Almiron earlier this year, that fee having finally topped their long-standing record figure of £16.5m, paid for Michael Owen in 2005.

Joelinton, 22, scored 11 goals in all competitions for Hoffenheim last term, starring after spending the previous two years out on loan at Rapid Vienna.

"I’m really happy to be here," he told Newcastle's official website. "I know it's a large investment that the club has made in me and that comes with a huge responsibility.

"I'm highly motivated and hope to give back on the pitch."

Bruce, confirmed as Newcastle's new head coach last week, had earlier told the club's official website they were "working on" bringing in attacking players.

"The kid’s got an exciting time ahead of him. He’s a smashing young player and we're obviously delighted to get him," Bruce said.

"It's been going on for a little bit now, so to get him is great for everybody.

"He's got everything that a modern-day player wants. He's big, strong and athletic, and of course he’s got age on his side too which is vitally important."

Since the end of last season, the Magpies have seen Salomon Rondon go to Dalian Yifang after a productive spell on loan from West Brom, top scorer Ayoze Perez join Leicester City and fringe striker Joselu return to Spain with Deportivo Alaves.

With Dwight Gayle out injured, Yoshinori Muto and teenager Elias Sorensen shared striking duties during last week's opening pre-season defeat to Wolves in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

Muto then scored the only goal of the game against West Ham in Bruce's first win on Saturday.

Newcastle United have smashed their club transfer record to bring in striker Joelinton from Hoffenheim, boosting Steve Bruce's short-staffed front line.

The Brazilian forward has signed a six-year deal at St James' Park and is said to have cost in the region of £40million (€44.6m) and £47.6m (€53m).

The transfer surpasses the £20.5m Newcastle spent to secure Miguel Almiron earlier this year, that fee having finally topped their long-standing record figure of £16.5m, paid for Michael Owen in 2005.

 

Hoffenheim have confirmed Joelinton is in talks with a Premier League club amid speculation of a £36million (€39.8million) move to Newcastle United.

Joelinton was left out of Hoffenheim's squad for their friendly with Jahn Regensburg on Wednesday.

The Brazilian forward was rumoured to be close to a move to Newcastle in January, though the switch failed to materialise.

However, the 22-year-old now looks set to join the Magpies, who officially confirmed Steve Bruce as their new head coach on Wednesday, with Hoffenheim confirming negotiations are ongoing with a Premier League side.

"Joelinton is not here," Hoffenheim posted on their official Twitter account. "He is in concrete negotiations with a Premier League club. It may be that he leaves us."

Joelinton scored 11 goals across all competitions for Hoffenheim last season, following a spell with Rapid Vienna.

It has been an off-season of upheaval for Newcastle, who were demolished 4-0 in their Premier League Asia Trophy match with Wolves.

Rafael Benitez's departure was followed by that of Ayoze Perez, who joined Leicester City in a reported £30m deal, while Joselu and last season's top scorer Salomon Rondon have also left.

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