DFB-Pokal: Frankfurt follows Werder and Union in the second round

Eintracht Frankfurt is the 13th Bundesliga team to reach the second round of the DFB Cup.

DFB-Pokal: Frankfurt follows Werder and Union in the second round

Eintracht Frankfurt is the 13th Bundesliga team to reach the second round of the DFB Cup. The Europa League winner won the first round game at FC Magdeburg 4-0 (2-0). The goals were scored twice by Daichi Kamada (4th and 59th), Jesper Lindstrom (32nd) and Lucas Alario (90th).

Before the game in Magdeburg, Werder Bremen and Union had struggled to reach the second round. The Berliners, who made it to the semi-finals last season, won 2-1 (1-1, 0-0) after extra time at fourth-tier Chemnitzer FC, while SV Werder held on to 2-1 (1-0) after regular time Energie Cottbus has the upper hand.

This leaves three clubs in the Bundesliga that did not make it through the opening hurdle: the two Rhenish clubs Bayer Leverkusen and 1. FC Köln as well as Hertha BSC. Two more cup games will be played at the end of August.

Northeast regional league club Chemnitz made up for the footballing disadvantages with great effort and was also rewarded with a goal by Tobias Müller (62nd). But the lead only lasted two minutes before Jordan Siebatcheu, who came from Young Boys Bern, equalised. It was up to the 114th minute before Kevin Behrens scored the winning goal for the favourite.

Bundesliga atmosphere in Cottbus

Bundesliga atmosphere prevailed in front of 20,078 fans in Cottbus. But the times when the Lausitzers caused a sensation in the upper house of football are long gone. The north-east regional league team had no chance against Bremen for a long time and were already 2-0 behind thanks to goals from Romano Schmid (43rd) and Mitchell Weiser (73rd). After Tim Heike's goal in the 79th minute, coach Claus-Dieter Wollitz's team turned up the heat and came close to equalizing. Ultimately, the six-time cup winner was spared an early exit like last year when Werder lost in the first round at VfL Osnabrück.

Second division SV Darmstadt 98 also lived up to their role as favorites with a 3-0 (2-0) win at third division FC Ingolstadt. In Ingolstadt it was similar to last year's second division, when Darmstadt easily won 2-0 at the Schanzers. Phillip Tietz (15th) and Tobias Kempe with a penalty kick (42nd) made everything clear this time in the first half. Markus Warming provided the final point (84th).

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