After Bayern embarrassment in Kiel – these teams caused the biggest sensations in the DFB Cup

For the first time in more than 20 years, FC Bayern failed in the second round of the DFB Cup. On November 1, 2000, the Munich team lost to the first division club 1. FC Magdeburg on penalties. The defeat in Kiel was also the first in 17 years against a lower class club. It also meant the end of a winning streak after 13 cup games


“At the moment this is one of the runs that we have. We have to look ahead now, we have to work a lot. There’s no excuse either, “said Flick after the 5-6 penalty shoot-out.” Of course that’s a shock, we’re enormously disappointed. “But it wasn’t the first cup sensation in Cup history. After the second DFB- The trophy round of this extraordinary Corona season is remembered SPORTBUZZER of big surprises.

SC Geislingen – Hamburger SV 2-0 (1984): At that time, Hamburger SV was still big: But even with stars like Uli Stein, Manfred Kaltz and Felix Magath, the team of coaching legend Ernst Happel was clearly inferior in the Swabian third division. After the game Magath complained: “The real disaster is that we had no chance of winning at all.”

FV Weinheim – FC Bayern Munich 1-0 (1990): Just a few weeks after the World Cup triumph with the DFB-Elf, one thing was clear to Klaus Augenthaler on August 4, 1990: The big Bayern Munich will easily walk into round two with Baden’s upper division club Weinheim. But in the end the underdog won sensationally with a penalty from Hans-Peter Makan.

TSV Vestenbergsgreuth – FC Bayern Munich 1-0 (1994): For the new Bayern coach Giovanni Trapattoni, the first competitive game was a disaster. Vestenbergsgreuth is a small village near Nuremberg, but it is played in the Nuremberg Frankenstadion. Millions of fans at the ZDF-Live broadcast and almost 25,000 in the stadium experienced the sensational victory of the regional league team. “It is normal for everyone to scoff at us,” said Bayern professional Dietmar Hamann.

SV Sandhausen – VfB Stuttgart 13:12 nE (1995): Even the magic triangle of VfB Stuttgart with Krassimir Balakow, Fredi Bobic and Giovane Elber could not prevent the embarrassment at the then regional division Sandhausen after a record-breaking penalty shootout. Some kickers even had to compete twice. Hendrik Herzog from Stuttgart was the only shooter to miss. After regular playing time it was 2-2.

Eintracht Trier – Borussia Dortmund 2-1 (1997): The then third division team from Trier first defeated the reigning UEFA Cup winner Schalke 04 (1-0) and then also the reigning Champions League winner Borussia Dortmund (2-1). The goals against BVB were scored by Rudi Thömmes and Marek Czakon (penalty). The end for Trier came in a dramatic penalty shoot-out (9:10) in the semi-final against MSV Duisburg.

SSV Ulm – 1. FC Nürnberg 2:1 (2001): In 2001, the former Bundesliga club Ulm crashed into the fifth division for economic reasons. From the first division season 1999/2000 only Dragan Trkulja was in the squad. The Serb scored the 2-1 winner against the “Club”, which was then trained by world champion Klaus Augenthaler.

Stuttgarter Kickers – Hamburger SV 4: 3 nV (2006): At the third division side Stuttgarter Kickers, HSV were already 0-2 behind, but turned the deficit into a 3-2 lead. But one minute before the end, Recep Yildiz equalized for the Kickers to 3: 3, before Christian Okpala scored the 4: 3 winner in extra time.

Embarrassment of TSG Hoffenheim in Berlin

Dynamo Dresden – Bayer Leverkusen 4: 3 nV (2011): Leverkusen with Michael Ballack led 2-0 after twelve minutes in pouring rain, shortly after the break after a goal by André Schürrle even 3-0. But the second division struck back with a brilliant chase, made it 3: 3. Dresden’s Alexander Schnetzler scored the decisive goal in extra time. “I’m a bit speechless and feel like I’m in the wrong movie,” said Bayer striker Stefan Kießling.

Holstein Kiel – FSV Mainz 05 2-0 (2011): In front of 10,649 spectators in the Holstein Stadium, Mainz’s Anthony Ujah (6th / own goal) and Steve Müller (64th) met for the self-sacrificing amateur club, which has already won the third clean sheet in this round. After victories against Energie Cottbus, MSV Duisburg and FSV Mainz, the quarter-finals against Borussia Dortmund (0-2) ended.

Berlin AK – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 4: 0 (2012): The Hoffenheim coached by Markus Babbel embarrassed themselves completely at the Berlin fourth division. Already at half time it was 3-0 for the amateurs, who could have won even higher against the team with Tim Wiese, Andreas Beck and Roberto Firmino.

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Kickers Offenbach – Fortuna Düsseldorf (2-0) 2012: Kickers Offenbach impressively underpinned its reputation as a cup fright and spoiled Bundesliga promoted Fortuna Düsseldorf the end of an otherwise great football year. The strikers Matias Fetsch (76th) and Stefan Vogler (85th) provided the celebrated goals in front of 18,400 spectators on the sold-out Bieberer Berg.

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FC Carl Zeiss Jena – Hamburger SV 3:2 n.V. (2015): The Bundesliga dinosaur experienced the next cup disgrace. HSV coach Bruno Labbadia had warned against the fourth division. But it didn’t help: After Michael Gregoritsch forced extra time for Hamburg in the fourth minute of stoppage time, it looked like a happy ending for the favorite. But the batteries were empty, Jena fought and was rewarded by Johannes Piele’s header goal in the 106th minute.

Arminia Bielefeld – Borussia Mönchengladbach 5: 4 nE (2015): Arminia Bielefeld caused some surprises in the 2014/2015 cup season. The third division won against Bundesliga clubs Hertha BSC and Werder Bremen in the quarter-finals against Bundesliga third Borussia Mönchengladbach. After regular playing time and extra time, it was 1: 1. Manuel Junglas scored for Bielefeld, Max Kruse for Gladbach.

Sportfreunde Lotte – Werder Bremen 2: 1 (2016): Werder Bremen embarrassed themselves across the board at the third division promoted Sportfreunde Lotte. After the fourth first-round knockout since 2011 against a third division team, Werder’s managing director Frank Baumann complained about a lack of attitude, lack of discipline, tactical deficiencies, an overwhelmed defense and an unimaginative midfield. At the beginning of the league it was just as bad: 0: 6 at Bayern Munich.

Sportfreunde Lotte – Bayer Leverkusen 4: 3 on request (2016): In a heartbeat game, Bayer Leverkusen embarrassed themselves in a memorable way and missed a place in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup. In the 3: 4 on penalties, the third division kickers of Sportfreunde Lotte presented themselves not only to fight but also to have stronger nerves than the professionals from the Bundesliga – even though Bayer goalkeeper Ramazan Özcan even fended off two penalties.

VfL Osnabrück – Hamburger SV 3: 1 (2017): For 70 minutes, Bundesliga club HSV played in the majority after Osnabrück’s Marcel Appiah stopped Hamburg attacker Bobby Wood with an emergency brake. Nevertheless, in the end there was an embarrassment against the third division club. For coach Markus Gisdol it was the beginning of a bad season, which ended with relegation. Eight years earlier, HSV had already lost at the Bremer Brücke in Osnabrück – but in the second round of the cup.

SSV Ulm 1846 – Eintracht Frankfurt 2: 1 (2018): As a cup winner, Eintracht Frankfurt traveled to Ulm and embarrassed itself there. For the first time since relegation, the Donaustadion was sold out again – and the regional division won 2-1 against the team of new coach Adi Hütter. For the first time in 22 years, a defending champion was eliminated in the first round. The last time that happened to 1. FC Kaiserslautern was in 1996. Overall, Frankfurt is the fifth club after Lautern, Werder Bremen (1994), Kickers Offenbach (1970) and Hamburger SV (1963), who are eliminated as cup winners in the first round.

Kiel eliminates long-term winners FC Bayern

SC Verl – FC Augsburg 2: 1 (2019): With the 1: 2 at regional division SC Verl, FC Augsburg failed for the third time in six years in the opening round. The losers then made it to the round of 16. There was then against 1. FC Union Berlin (0: 1) final stop.

FC Saarbrücken – 1. FC Cologne 3: 2 (2019): Dirk Lottner disgraced his heart club with 1. FC Saarbrücken. The then front runner of the fourth-class Regionalliga-Südwest prevailed sensationally in the second round with 3: 2 (0: 0) against the long harmless Bundesliga promoter. For the Saarlanders it then even went to the semi-finals against Bayer Leverkusen, which was then the final destination.

Holstein Kiel – FC Bayern 8: 7 nE (2021): FC Bayern Munich sensationally flew out of the DFB Cup in the second round. The triple winner lost on penalties against second division Holstein Kiel. Kiel’s Finn Bartels converted the decisive penalty against national goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Munich’s Marc Roca had previously failed due to Holstein keeper Ioannis Gelios. For Munich it was the first out in the second round in over 20 years and the first against a lower-class team in 17 years.

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