Hertha BSC experienced a cup disappointment right at the start of the new season under new coach Sandro Schwarz.
Despite leading twice, the Berliners lost 5:6 (4:4, 2:2, 2:0) on penalties at Eintracht Braunschweig and were the third Bundesliga team to lose after Bayer Leverkusen and 1. FC Köln in the first round of the DFB Cup out.
Six first division clubs, on the other hand, moved into round two on Sunday. Last year's finalists SC Freiburg and TSG Hoffenheim, who had to go into extra time, had a lot of trouble. Borussia Mönchengladbach celebrated a 9-1 (6-0) goal festival at fifth division SV Oberachern, FSV Mainz 05, FC Augsburg and promoted FC Schalke 04 are also through.
Exciting exchange of blows in Braunschweig
Hertha and the second division 17. Braunschweig delivered an exciting exchange of blows. Davie Selke (10th), Myziane Maolida (42nd), Lucas Tousart (103rd) and Dodi Lukebakio (106th) scored for the favorite. Eintracht countered several times with Brian Behrendt (63'/penalty), Lion Lauberbach (66'), Immanuel Pherai (91') and Bryan Henning (118'). Marvin Plattenhardt and Marc-Oliver Kempf from Berlin then missed out on penalties.
At Hertha there was just as much frustration as at the Rhenish rivals Leverkusen and Cologne. "Everyone has to be accused 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 on Saturday. Cologne's coach Steffen Baumgart criticized his team's "many small mistakes" after the 3:4 penalty shoot-out at SSV Jahn Regensburg.
Freiburg fights late to victory
The Freiburg team of Christian Streich, who was voted coach of the year on Sunday, had to fight for a long time at second division promoted 1. FC Kaiserslautern, but won 2-1 (1-1, 0-1) after 120 minutes. Marlon Ritter spectacularly gave Lautern the lead with a goal from 45 meters (33'), Roland Sallai (82') and Ritsu Doan's free kick (111') turned the game around.
Sunday was similar for Hoffenheim, who struggled in vain for a long time in the 2-0 (0-0, 0-0) win at fifth division SV Rödinghausen. The newcomers Ozan Kabak (115th) and Grischa Prömel (118th) decided the game late. A goal for Rödinghausen was denied on the debut of TSG coach André Breitenreiter due to offside (117th).
Gladbach without any problems
In the only duel between a fifth division team and a first division team, Gladbach's coach Daniel Farke made a high-scoring debut. Marcus Thuram (2nd/22nd/36th), Jonas Hofmann (37th/45th 3), Ramy Bensebaini (45th), Lars Stindl (47th), Joe Scally (59th) and Florian Neuhaus (78th). ) met for the guests. Nico Huber scored the 1:8 (61st) for the outsider.
After initial difficulties, Augsburg won 4-0 (0-0) on the debut of coach Enrico Maaßen at fourth division BW Lohne. Schalke prevailed in Frank Kramer's premiere 5-0 (4-0) at fourth division side Bremer SV. Mainz advanced 3-0 (1-0) at third division team Erzgebirge Aue.
Surprises in Mannheim, Lübeck and Stuttgart
Third division team Waldhof Mannheim managed a surprise, beating second division team Holstein Kiel 5:3 (0:0, 0:0, 0:0) on penalties. On Saturday, regional division club VfB Lübeck had already won 1-0 against Hansa Rostock, fifth division club Stuttgarter Kickers won 2-0 at Bundesliga relegated SpVgg Greuther Fürth.
Hannover 96 moved into round two in the midst of the turmoil after the dismissal of the managing director of the professional football company, Martin Kind, with a 3-0 (2-0) win at fifth division team TSV Schott Mainz. Arminia Bielefeld won 7-1 (2-0) at fifth division club FV Engers, Sandhausen won 4-0 (3-0) at regional division club BSV Rehden.