The Bundesliga clubs did not show any nakedness in the first round of the DFB Cup on Saturday – even if some favorites had to struggle. Union Berlin had to go into extra time against second division club Karlsruher SC, in which Nico Schlotterbeck only scored the winning goal in the 118th minute. RB Leipzig prevailed 3-0 (1-0) against the second division club 1. FC Nürnberg. Borussia Mönchengladbach gave regional league club FC Oberneuland no chance at 8-0 (5-0). So did FC Augsburg, who defeated the upper division MTV Eintracht Celle 7-0 (2-0). 1. FC Köln had more trouble than expected in the 6-0 (3-0) against the fourth division VSG Altglienicke from Berlin. The same was true for VfL Wolfsburg, who defeated Union Fürstenwalde 4-1 (2-1). Eintracht Frankfurt won the third division TSV 1860 Munich just 2-1 (0-0).
Schalke 04’s appearance planned for Sunday was canceled due to a lawsuit by third division Türkgücü Munich against the starting eligibility of the original Knappen opponent 1. FC Schweinfurt 05. The match of Bundesliga club SC Freiburg at third division Waldhof Mannheim, which is also scheduled for Sunday, is also threatened by a cancellation because of two positive corona tests in the home side’s camp.
On Friday evening, Hertha BSC from Berlin was the first Bundesliga club to be eliminated by a 4: 5 at second division promoted Eintracht Braunschweig. Mainz 05 defeated TSV Havelse 5: 1 after being 0: 1 behind.
The second division VfL Bochum came against the upper division FV Engers from the Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz / Saar to an expected 3-0 (1-0). The VfL league rivals Fortuna Düsseldorf, SpVgg Greuther Fürth and VfL Osnabrück had a hard time: Bundesliga relegated Düsseldorf had to be patient against third division FC Ingolstadt and only moved into the next round with a late goal by Thomas Pledl (80th).
The Fürth were back against the upper division RSV Meinerzhagen with 0: 1, but then made it with the 1: 1 (0: 0) compensation in the extension, in which they were 6: 1 (1: 1, 0: 0) enforce. The Osnabrück team needed 77 minutes to score the decisive goal for 1-0 (0-0) at the upper division club SV Todesfelde in Schleswig-Holstein. Erzgebirge Aue did not have a happy day against the regional league team SSV Ulm 1846. The second division lost 2-0 in Ulm. Tobias Rühle (37th minute) and Felix Higl (90th) made the hosts’ well-deserved victory perfect with their goals in front of around 430 spectators in the Danube Stadium.
Amateur clubs such as Fürstenwalde, Celle, Altglienicke, Engers, Meinerzhagen and Oberneuland as well as Havelse had waived their home rights because of the Corona restrictions and had traveled to the Bundesliga or second division clubs. Some games took place in front of a few spectators.
In the supposedly top-class game between the Bundesliga club from Leipzig and the second division club from Nuremberg, the guests hardly had any problems. In the duel between RB head coach Julian Nagelsmann and his former assistant Robert Klauß, the Saxons took the lead early on through Amadou Haidara (3rd). Substitute Yussuf Poulsen (67th) and Hee-Chan Hwang (90th) made everything clear. FC Oberneuland suffered the greatest defeat. A double strike by Patrick Herrmann (13th / 14th) within a minute initiated the Gladbach scoring. Florian Neuhaus (52nd / 84th) also stood out as a double scorer.
VSG Altglienicke from Berlin performed more courageously in Cologne. The club from the Regionalliga Nordost held up well for a long time, but had to admit defeat in the end. A happily converted penalty from Jonas Hector (17th) put Cologne on the track. The most striking player was Elvis Rexhbecaj, who scored in the 36th and 63rd minutes.
It was most exciting at the ex-Bundesliga club TSV 1860 Munich. The third division team embarrassed Frankfurt. André Silva (51st) and Bas Dost (56th) ensured the Eintracht lead after the break. Phillipp Steinhart (79th) made the next goal with a penalty. But it wasn’t enough for more.