The second round opponents for 1. FC Union Berlin in the 2023/24 DFB Pokal have been determined, as they were drawn to play away against three times winners, VfB Stuttgart.
Alongside DFB Vice-President Peter Frymuth, former international and 2014 World Cup winner Shkodran Mustafi was in charge of the draw. As in the first round, there were two pots. In pot one were all the clubs from the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga, in pot two the remaining teams from the leagues below.
The views on the draw
"In Stuttgart, we are up against strong opponents," commented Union's director of men's professional football, Oliver Ruhnert, on the draw. "They have a long and successful tradition in the cup and have also started the current season well. We expect a difficult away game and will have to prepare well, as always, to come through this test successfully."
The second round of the DFB Pokal will take place on 31.10. and 01.11.2023, the exact dates will be announced in the coming weeks.