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.