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Sandhausen 3 - 0 Energie Cottbus
Sandhausen started things off quickly against Cottbus when their captain Frank Löning headed the ball past a stranded Thorsten Kirschbaum giving the hosts a 1-0 lead. Daniel Schulz doubled their lead in the 10th minute when he put a left footed shot into the net past the keeper. Cottbus threw everything forward in the latter stages of the game trying to find a goal to get back into it. Sandhausen hung on for dear life and hit them with an excellent counter in stoppage time when Jan Fießer put the match out of reach at 3-0.
Rot-Weiss Essen 0 - 1 Union Berlin
It took every single one of the 120 minutes to settle the first round cup tie between Rot-Weiss Essen and Union Berlin. After a back and forth 90 minutes, the match seemed destined for penalties. Union almost broke through in the 118th minute when Simon Terodde banged his shot off the post. Essen though they had escaped, but they weren't that lucky. Terodde received a pass from Silvio and beat Dennis Lamczyk in the Essen goal in the 120th minute to win the match.
Chemnitzer 0 - 3 Dynamo Dresden
We were treated to a Saxony Derby in the first round. Fortunately for Dynamo Dresden, they finally came out on top in one. Robert Koch knocked the first goal into the net with a header on a corner. Mikael Pote doubled the lead just before halftime for Dresden. Christoph Buchner put the final death nail Chemnitzer when he accidentally turned the ball into his own net.
Jahn Regensburg 0 - 4 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich sent out a full strength squad to face their 2.Bundesliga opponents. It took half an hour, but some fancy dribbling and a great cross from Franck Ribery later, Bayern were up 1-0 after Mario Mandzukic poked the ball home. Jahn pushed forward, and Marco Djuricin came close but was unable to finish. Xherdan Shaqiri came on at the half and scored a great curling free kick in the 60th minute. The rest of the match became the "Shaqiri Show" as the Swiss midfielder pulled the strings for Mandzukic to get his brace and Claudio Pizarro to "re-open" his Bayern scoring account.
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Nöttingen 1 - 6 Hannover 96
Hannover made easy work of Nöttingen thanks to braces from Sergio Pinto and Jan Schlaudraff. Konstantin Rausch and Leon Andreasen also scored for the Bundesliga side. Nöttingen's sole goal came from Leutrim Neziraj. It's a confidence boosting win for Hannover ahead of their visit to Slask Wroclaw in Thursday's Europa League action.
Wormatia Worms 2 - 1 Hertha Berlin
In the day's first upset, Wormatia Worms got a goal in the 82nd minute to see them past 2.Bundesliga side Hertha BSC. Tim Bauer converted a penalty kick in the 3rd minute to give the hosts a 1-0 lead. It took until the 64th minute, but Hertha BSC found the equalizer thanks to Sandro Wagner. Both sides pushed for a winner in the final 25 minutes, but it was the Regionalliga side that found it. Romas Dressler put his shot past Hertha BSC goalkeeper Philip Sprint for the victory.
Karlsruher 4 - 2 Hamburg
Karlsruher came from behind on two different occasions to defeat Hamburg 4-2. Marcus Berg opened the scoring by turning in a Marcel Jansen cross in the 23rd minute. Karlsruher came right back and found an equalizer in fewer than 10 minutes thanks to the head of Koen van der Biezen. Just when the hosts though they were going to get to halftime level with the Bundesliga side, Maximilian Beister broke through and the slipped one past Dirk Orlishausen to give Hamburg the 2-1 lead at the break. Hamburg nearly made it 3-1 in the second half, but Jansen saw his shot clang off the post. Karlsruher found their second equalizer on the day in the 58th minute when Selcuk Alibaz curled his free kick into the goal. Martin Stoll found himself at the right place at the right time in the 78th minute and powered his shot into the net to give the hosts a 3-2 lead. With Hamburg pushing for an equalizer with only minutes remaining, Elia Soriano put the match out of reach making the score 4-2.
Havelse 3 - 2 Nürnberg
Nürnberg took an early lead thanks to a goal from Alexander Esswein. The lead wouldn't last, and Christoph Beismann scored for Havelse in the 13th minute. Havelse had the better run of play and made it 2-1 in the 60th minute on a Patrick Posipal header. Nürnberg fought for the equalizer and received a fantastic goal from Robert Mak. The match would go into extra time, and Marc Vucinovic found the winner for the Regionalliga side. Vucinovic was the clear man of the match with the goal and two assist performance in the upset.
Hennef 05 0 - 6 1860 Munich
1860 Munich were dominant in their first round match with six different goalscorers contributing to the 6-0 victory. Guillermo Vallori, Benjamin Lauth, Ismael Blanco, Kai Bulow, Daniel Bierofka, and Moritz Stoppelkamp were all heroes on the day for 1860.
Aalen 3 - 0 Ingolstadt
VfR Aalen advanced to the second round of the DFB Pokal for the first time ever with their 3-0 defeat of Ingolstadt. Robert Lechleiter, Martin Dausch, and Enrico Valentini were the goalscorers for the newly promoted 2.Bundesliga side.
Arminia Bielefeld 3 - 1 Paderborn
Paderborn controlled the match early, but Alban Meha put Bielefeld in front with their first real chance of the match. Tom Schütz found the equalizer for Paderborn in the 55th minute. Patrick Schönfeld put Bielefeld back on top in the 86th minute, and while Paderborn pushed everyone forward looking for a goal to tie the match, Fabian Klos was fouled in the area. Thomas Hübener converted the penalty to seal the victory.
Preußen Münster 4 - 2 Werder Bremen
Matthew Taylor was a hat trick hero for the second year in a row in the first round of the DFB Pokal (last year with Paderborn), and he helped his side to the biggest upset of the day taking the scalp of Werder Bremen. Eljero Elia opened the scoring just before halftime giving Bremen the 1-0 lead. Taylor evened the match in the 54th minute with a right footed shot, and Bremen manager Thomas Schaaf brought on Marko Arnautovic and Niclas Füllkrug. The move paid off almost immediately when Arnautovic played in a cross to Füllkrug that he headed into the back of the net. The match appeared to be over, but nobody told Taylor. He abused Sokratis Papastathopoulos for the second time in the match and scored to equalize just before the end of the match. Münster pushed for the win in extra time. Taylor fed Dima Nazarov who scored to make it 3-2, and then Taylor sealed the victory with his third goal on the day to see the 3.Liga side on to the second round. This is the second straight year that Bremen have been eliminated from the DFB Pokal first round by a 3.Liga side after falling to Heidenheim last year.
Erzgebirge Aue 3 - 0 Eintracht Frankfurt
They played twice last year in the 2.Bundesliga, and Frankfurt came out the winners both times. Today would be different. Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp was harshly sent off, and Aue took advantage. Thomas Paulus converted the penalty giving the hosts a 1-0 lead after only 20 minutes. Aue defended resiliently against the Frankfurt attack in the second half. Jakub Sylvestr scored a late brace to see Aue through to the second round.
Saarbrücken 0 - 5 Schalke 04
Schalke went to Saarbrücken missing several starters and still eased their way to victory on Sunday. Kyriakos Papadopoulos towered above everyone and headed Schalke in front after 23 minutes. Julian Draxler notched a brace with a goal on either side of halftime, and Marica Ciprian put together his brace late in the second half. Schalke have a lot of weapons at their disposal, and if Draxler continues at his current rate of improvement, they will challenge for silverware on all fronts this year.
Wacker Burghausen 0 - 1 Fortuna Düsseldorf
Fortuna Düsseldorf struggled to break down the Burghausen defense and find a goal until the 76th minute when Stefan Reisinger rose above everyone to head home a cross from John van den Bergh. The win is important for Düsseldorf in building some momentum before their Bundesliga return.
Hansa Rostock 1 - 3 Kaiserslautern
Kaiserslautern handled their business against Hansa Rostock to the tune of a 3-1 victory. The first half was scoreless, but FCK were probing throughout looking for an opening. It didn't come until the second half, but Albert Bunjaku and Hendrick Zuck scored within minutes of each other to put the visitors on top 2-0. Rostock weren't going away without fighting, and Johan Plat scored in the 77th minute to turn up the pressure. Rostock continued to press for the equalizing goal, but Kostas Fortounis joined the counter attack and scored to make the score 3-1.
SV Roßbach/Verscheid 0 - 4 Mainz 05
Mainz made light work of their opponents leading to a 4-0 victory. Adam Szalai scored a first half brace for Die Nullfünfer. His first goal came when he headed home a corner from Andreas Ivanschitz, and his second came after a brilliant one-two with Eric Choupo-Moting. Julian Baumgartlinger made it 3-0 just after halftime with a right footed strike, and Choupo-Moting put the finishing touches on the match in the 62nd minute.
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Hallescher 0 - 1 Duisburg
The match was close throughout, but Duisburg picked up a 1-0 victory thanks to a 17th minute penalty from Goran Sukalo after Maurice Exslager was fouled in the area by Hallescher's Jan Benes. Adli Lachheb almost doubled the lead in the 81st minute, but his shot hit the woodwork. Duisburg would have liked a better performance in hopes that it would translate over to their league form, where they're currently bottom of the table.
Oberneuland 0 - 3 Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund made easy work of Regionalliga side FC Oberneuland and waltzed their way into the second round of the DFB Pokal. Robert Lewandowski played a perfect ball over the top to Marco Reus, and last season's German footballer of the year opened his BVB scoring account in style by rounding the keeper and slotting the ball home. Jakub Blaszczykowski made it 2-0 before halftime with a shot that ripped into the side of the net. Ivan Perisic scored the third goal in the second half as BVb cruised to victory.
Unterhaching 1 - 2 Köln
Thomas Bröker scored a brace to see FC Köln into the second round of the cup. The goals for the visitors came in the 28th and 40th minutes. Unterhaching pushed for goals, but they wouldn't find anything but a consolation in the 90th minute when substitute Andreas Voglsammer scored.
Falkensee-Finkenkrug 0 - 5 Stuttgart
Stuttgart made easy work of their opponents and swept to a 5-0 victory. Goal poacher extraordinaire Vedad Ibisevic scored the first at the half hour mark when he capitalized on a mistake by Falkensee-Finkenkrug goalkeeper Stefan Demuth. Martin Harnik scored a brace on either side of halftime. The hosts never quit, but Tunay Torun and Shinji Okazaki scored late to put the finishing touches on the beat down.
Victoria Hamburg 1 - 2 Freiburg
Freiburg left it late but managed to find their way into the second round of the Pokal. Victoria were awarded a penalty kick in the 6th minute, but Roger Stilz shot wide. Max Kruse made the hosts pay for the miss when he scored for Freiburg in the 11th minute. The lead barely lasted a minute when Jakob Sachs leveled. Freiburg pushed for goals, but they were unable to find the back of the net until Sebastian Freis scored in the 78th minute for the win.
Offenburger 0 - 3 St. Pauli
Everyone's second favorite club St. Pauli put together an impressive defensive performance on their way to a clean sheet and victory. Mahir Saglik scored a brace with a shot in the first half and a header in the second. Daniel Ginczek made it 3-0 with a goal in the 77th.
Alemannia Aachen 0 - 2 Borussia Mönchengladbach
They left it late, but Borussia Mönchengladbach received second half goals from Juan Arango and Havard Nordtveit to go through to the next round. New signing Luuk de Jong struggled in the first half and was rarely involved. Gladbach will need more from their big signing as they go forward.
Carl Zeiss Jena 0 - 4 Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen had no struggles in their first round matchup against Carl Zeiss Jena. Simon Rolfes opened the scoring after only a few minute when he smashed home a rebound of a Karim Bellarabi shot. Bellarabi doubled the lead in the 16th minute finishing a pass from Andre Schürrle. Stefan Kießling and Junior Fernandes scored goals late in the second half to put the game far out of reach.
Berliner AK 4 - 0 Hoffenheim
Saturday's upset special was brought to us courtesy of Hoffenheim. Berliner AK defeated Hoffenheim 4-0 in the largest margin of victory ever for a fourth division club over a Bundesliga club in the contest. Metin Cakmak struck in the 3rd minute for AK when the midfielder smashed a loose ball past Tim Wiese. Justin Gerlach doubled the lead at the half hour mark when he slotted the ball past Wiese to make it 2-0. AK kept pushing and made it 3-0 before halftime thanks to Kevin Kruschke. Losing 3-0 at halftime to a fourth division side didn't spark any emotion from The Hoff, and Cakmak made it 4-0 just after halftime. The loss is an embarrassing one for Markus Babbel's side, and it will be interesting to see how this translates to league play next weekend.
Heidenheim 0 - 2 Bochum
Zlatko Dedič scored twice to see VfL Bochum through to the second round of the Pokal. His first came in the 5th minute when he scored on a pass from Alexander Iashvili. Bochum let Heidenheim have the ball for long stretches in the match. Their lack of pressing didn't come back to haunt them, and they added a second with Dedič found the back of the net in the 41st. Heidenheim continued to press their attack, but they couldn't put the final touches together and find a goal.
Schönberg 0 - 5 Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg dominated FC Schönberg thanks to an impressive display from new man Ivica Olic. Olic started the scoring in the 28th minute when he scored on a rebound off the post. His second came just two minutes later when he headed home a cross from Fagner. Diego made it 3-0 just before halftime with a nice one-two with Bas Dost. Dost and Olic scored numbers four and five in the 66th and 67th minutes. The win is a important for Wolfsburg after last year's embarrassing loss to RB Leipzig in the first round.
Kickers Offenbach 1 - 0 Greuther Fürth
Offenbach took the lead in the 28th minute on a penalty by Thomas Rathgeber after a controversial decision by the referee to award it. The ball struck the elbow of Bernd Nehrig while it was tucked into his stomach. Offenbach's Lars Bender scored in stoppage time to complete the victory and make Greuther Fürth the second Bundesliga side eliminated in the first round today.
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Sonnenhof Großaspach 1 - 2 FSV Frankfurt
Sebastian Szimayer struck an early shock for the Regionalliga side when he scored in the 16th minute. Unfortunately for those pulling for an upset, Frankfurt turned the screws quickly and found goals rom Yannick Stark and Mathew Leckie in the 21st and 22nd minute. Yes. That quickly. Frankfurt would hold on for the win.
Lübeck 0 - 3 Eintracht Braunschweig
Eintracht Braunschweig sits atop the 2.Bundesliga table, and now they're in the second round of the DFB Pokal after dispatching of 3.Liga side VfB Lübeck. Kevin Kratz scored a brace for Die Löwen, and Mirko Boland scored the other. It was an impressive performance by Braunschweig, and they will look to build on this for their promotion campaign.
Wilhelmshaven 0 - 2 Augsburg
FC Augsburg threw three players making their debut into the starting lineup and eased past Regionalliga side SV Wilhelmshaven. Andreas Ottl, Aristide Bance, and Knowledge Musona all received starts today in their first official contest with the club. Bance headed a cross by Tobias Werner in the 28th minute to put Augsburg ahead. Wilhelmshaven kept fighting for an equalizer, but Musona put the game away with a strike in the 78th minute. With the first win under the belt for Mark Weinzierl, he can now focus on getting his side ready for Bundesliga action.