DFB Pokal First Round: Schalke 04 Advance With 11-1 Thrashing

Sunday's first round matches saw Greuther Fürth and Schalke 04 put up double digit goals on their way to advancing to the second round.


FC Oberneuland Vs. FC Ingolstadt 04

Moritz Hartmann scored a goal in the 8th minute after being set up by Tobias Fink. They doubled their lead in the 19th minute when captain Stefan Leitl converted a penalty. Gökhan Aktas would bring the home side back into the match in the 33rd minute with a great finish. Oberneuland will feel hard done by when the referee missed a clear handball in the penalty area by Ingolstadt's Caiuby. Hartmann would grab another goal in the 70th minute and José-Alex Ikeng put the finishing touches on the match in the 87th minute giving the 2.Bundesliga club a solid 4-1 victory.

SpVgg Unterhaching Vs. SC Freiburg

In an effort not to become another Bundesliga club to be eliminated by a 3.Liga side, Freiburg came out firing and were rewarded in the 9th minute when Cedric Makiadi slotted the ball into the back of the net. Unterhaching was able to get their feet under them and leveled the match in the 17th minute on the foot of mdifielder Roland Sternisko. The remainder of the half was played evenly with neither side developin a full scoring chance. Shortly after halftime Freiburg defender Oliver Barth fouled Florian Niederlechner in the area. Mijo Tunjic stepped up and scored the penalty to give the hosts a lead. In the 74th minute Freiburg defender Stefan Reisinger cleaned up in front of goal on a corner kick and pulled the Bundesliga club even. The visitors appeared to be gaining the upperhand, but it all collapsed in the 87th minute when Unterhaching was awarded a penalty. Tunjic stepped up and calmly put the ball in the back of the net giving the 3.Liga side a 3-2 victory.

Karlsruher SC Vs. Alemannia Aachen

Kevin Kratz scored a penalty in the 7th minuet for Aachen after Dennis Kempe brought down Marco Stiepermann. Karlsruher defender Patrick Milchraum jumped on a loose ball in the Aachen penalty area and fired it into the back of the net to even the match up after 26 minutes. Both defenses went into lock down mode after this until the 83rd minute when Kempe made up for his earlier mistake by heading the home side ahead. Gaétan Krebs would lob the goalkeeper in stoppage time to seal the victory for Karlsruhe.

Eimsbütteler TV Vs. SpVgg Greuther Fürth

Fürth needed 15 minutes to warm up in the match against the club from the 6th division, but after that they were in top gear. Mergim Mavraj would get the scoring started in the 17th minute, and Sercan Sararer would add two more goals before the 25th minute had passed. In the second half the club put seven goals past Jonas Struckmann in the Eimsbütteler goal. Sebastian Tyrala and Sararer grabbed two more goals in the second half. Christopher Nöthe, Bernd Nehrig and Christian Rahn also scored int he second half. The 10-0 result is massive for the 2.Bundesliga club, and they'll be hoping they can bring these scoring boots to their season.

Anker Wismar Vs. Hannover 96

Hannover made sure that they wouldn't be knocked out of the cup for the third year in a row by an amateur club by knocking in four goals before halftime thanks to braces from Mohammed Abdellaoue and Lars Stindl. The finished the match off with ease in the second half on the back of a brace from Moritz Stoppelkamp. The 6-0 victory gives the Bundesliga club a good showing before the season begins.

ZFC Meuselwitz Vs. Hertha BSC

Hertha never looked troubled against the Regionalliga side cruising to a comfortable 4-0 victory. Adrián Ramos scored a first half brace and Andreas Ottl and Patrick Ebert finishing the scoring in the second half. The 4-0 scoreline does not do justice for the impressive performance from Hertha as they were let down by some poor finishing.

Germania Windeck Vs. 1899 Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim seemed to be content with all of the possession in the first half without truly pressuring the Germania goal. The hosts took the lead on their first shot on goal when Florian Buchholz headed the ball just inside the near post. Hoffenheim leveled the match just after halftime thanks to a penalty from Sejad Salihovic. Hoffenheim forward Prince Tagoe would see his sitter cleared off the line just before the final whistle to send the match into extra time. Hoffenheim took it to Germania in the extra period as their opponents were visibly growing more tired. Fabian Johnson scored a nice goal to put the Bundesliga club up 2-1, and Ryan Babel made it 3-1 curling in a free kick with 6 minutes left.

FC Teningen Vs. FC Schalke 04

The holders eased to a dominating 11-1 victory over seventh division Teningen. Klaas Jan-Huntelaar got  the scoring started in the 3rd minute, and defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos doubled the lead just minutes later. Raul made it 3-0 in the 12th minute before the home fans had something to cheer about. Florian Kirstein got on the end of a corner kick and headed it past Lars Unnerstall in the Schalke goal making it 3-1. Huntelaar made the lead 3 once again just two minutes later. Huntelaar would grab two more goals as would Lewis Holtby and Mario Gavranovic and Raul added another bringing the total to 11.

Hessen Kassel Vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf

Dusseldorf dispatched of Regionalliga side Hessen Kassel 3-0 with no problems. The first goal came in the 24th minute thanks to Thomas Bröker finishing a Sascha Rösler corner with a powerful header. Rösler doubled the lead in the 79th minute finishing into the corner of the net. Oliver Fink made the score 3-0 following up a free kick to put the match away.

SVN Zweibrücken Vs. 1. FSV Mainz 05

The match started brightly for Mainz as Zoltan Stieber knocked the ball off the post in the 6th minute, but their performance for the majority of the match was very uninspiring. With the score still at 0-0, Mainz saw fullback Radoslav Zabavnik given his second yellow card of the match and sent to the stands. Mainz finally began to attack with purpose and in the 95th minute Petar Sliskovic finished off a pass from Elkin Soto to finally put a goal on the board. Controversey reigned at the end of the first period of extra time when Zweibrücken were denied a penalty when Malik Fathi handled the ball in the area. They then saw a goal from Jochen Ellermann called back for offside. Mainz appeared to win the match in the 115th minute when Sami Allagui doubled the lead, but Stefan Maul came right down on the kickoff and scored to bring Zweibrücken right back into the match. In the last attack of the game, Maul would see his shot go just north of the crossbar, and Mainz would win 2-1.

SC Wiedenbrück 2000 Vs. 1. FC Köln

The visitors were on the attack early and often thanks to Lukas Podolski. He saw a shot saved in the 23rd minute but the ball went off Milivoje Novakovic and into the net. Just before halftime Podolski laid the ball off for Novakovic and the lead was 2-0. Köln would put the match away in the 78th minute when Mato Jajalo ran onto a long ball and slipped it past the goalkeeper into the net giving the Bundesliga side a 3-0 victory.

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