Frankfurt - The third round of the DFB Cup has now been scheduled with the Bavarian derby between FC Augsburg and FC Bayern Munich obtaining top billing on Tuesday, 18 December.
The last teams to kick a ball in Germany in 2012 will be VfB Stuttgart, 1. FC Köln, Borussia Dortmund and Hannover 96 on December 19 before German football takes a winter break until January 18. The all-Bundesliga clash between Schalke and Mainz will get the ball running on the evening of Tuesday, 18 December.
Two games will be screened on German's public TV channel ARD - Augsburg - Bayern and Dortmund - Hannover - with all of the matches broadcast live in Germany by Sky.
Tuesday, 18 December
FC Schalke 04 - FSV Mainz 05
Karlsruher SC - SC Freiburg
Kickers Offenbach - Fortuna Düsseldorf
FC Augsburg - Bayern Munich
Wednesday, 19 December
VfL Wolfsburg - Bayer Leverkusen
VfL Bochum - 1860 Munich
VfB Stuttgart - 1. FC Köln
Borussia Dortmund - Hannover 96