Borussia Mönchengladbach with a peat festival and FC Augsburg are the next Bundesliga teams to have reached the second round of the DFB Cup. Gladbach won 9-1 (6-0) at fifth division club SV Oberachern, Augsburg won 4-0 (0-0) at regional division club BW Lohne.
Bundesliga promoted FC Schalke 04 also had no trouble winning 5-0 (4-0) at regional league club Bremer SV. This means that 1. FC Köln and Bayer Leverkusen are still the only first division clubs to fail at the start of the new cup season.
There was frustration among the Rhenish rivals. "Everyone has to be accused of the fact that a lot was missing to be successful," said Bayer's sporting director Simon Rolfes after the embarrassing 3: 4 at third division promoted SV Elversberg. Cologne's coach Steffen Baumgart criticized his team's "many small mistakes" after the 3:4 penalty shoot-out at SSV Jahn Regensburg.
Gladbach without any problems
In the only duel between a fifth division team and a Bundesliga team, the situation was clear early on. Marcus Thuram put Gladbach ahead with a hat-trick on coach Daniel Farke's debut (2'/22'/36'). Jonas Hofmann (37th/45th 3), Ramy Bensebaini (45th), Lars Stindl (47th), Joe Scally (59th) and Florian Neuhaus (78th) followed suit. Nico Huber scored for the outsider to make it 1:8 (61st).
Augsburg initially had a little more trouble, but then managed to progress confidently on coach Enrico Maaßen’s debut thanks to goals from Arne Maier (51st), Fredrik Jensen (69th), Florian Niederlechner (81st) and Maurice Malone (89th). For Schalke, Rodrigo Zalazar (3rd), Dominick Drexler (12th/33rd), Sebastian Kmiec (39th) and Marcin Kaminski (83rd) scored in Coach Frank Kramer's premiere.
Surprises also in Lübeck and Stuttgart
Surprises came on Saturday from regional league club VfB Lübeck, who won 1-0 against Hansa Rostock, and fifth division club Stuttgarter Kickers with a 2-0 win over SpVgg Greuther Fürth, who had been relegated to the Bundesliga.
Four days after the dismissal of the previous managing director of the professional football company Martin Kind, second division club Hannover 96 met the sporting target. With the 3:0 (2:0) at fifth division TSV Schott Mainz, the Lower Saxony moved into round two.
There are also Bundesliga relegated Arminia Bielefeld and the second division tenth SV Sandhausen. Bielefeld won 7-1 (2-0) in Koblenz at fifth division club FV Engers, Sandhausen won 4-0 (3-0) at regional division club BSV Rehden.