From the final to extra time: Freiburg are struggling to reach the second round of the DFB Cup. Bundesliga club Hoffenheim also need the extra time. Meanwhile, Gladbach and Augsburg play their games confidently.
Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach has reached the second round of the cup for the ninth time in a row. The team of the new coach Daniel Farke won the upper division club SV Oberachern in Freiburg's Dreisamstadion confidently and easily with 9:1 (6:0).
Marcus Thuram with a hat trick (3'/22'/36'), Jonas Hofmann (37'/45' 2) and Rami Bensebaini (45') made things clear before the break. Captain Lars Stindl (47th) immediately after the break, Joseph Scally (59th) and Florian Neuhaus (78th) then increased in front of 15,000 spectators. Nico Huber scored the consolation goal for Oberachern (61st).
Meanwhile, the shock news came after the final whistle: Borussia captain Lars Stindl is threatened with a longer absence. "We have to wait for the MRI, but it looks like a muscle fiber tear," said coach Farke. Stindl was substituted after 60 minutes. Shortly before, the offensive man had made it 7-0. Gladbach will play their first league game of the new season next Saturday against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
Last year's finalist SC Freiburg has an early cup knockout. averted with difficulty. The Bundesliga side at second division promoted 1. FC Kaiserslautern to a 2: 1 (1: 1, 0: 1) after extra time. Roland Sallai in the 82nd minute and Ritsu Doan (111th) saved the Europa League participants from the impending end with their late goals. Marlon Ritter (33rd) gave the Red Devils the lead in front of 38,317 spectators with a dream goal from almost 50 meters.
From the start, Feuer was in the duel between the southwest rivals. Freiburg relied primarily on playful elements, FCK on its fighting power. No team was able to create chances at first. Freiburg had more of the game, but could hardly embarrass the FCK defense. The hosts acted snappy and were celebrated by the fans for every tackle. Little went forward for the Palatinate, but a stroke of genius by Ritter brought the surprising lead. Striker Terrence Boyd had several chances to make it 2-0, but couldn't take them all. That took revenge, because Sallai saved the Breisgauer with the late equalizer in extra time, where Doan scored from a direct free kick to win.
Made-to-measure debut for Enrico Maaßen: The new coach of FC Augsburg celebrated a lackluster 4-0 (1-0) win at Oberliga club Blau-Weiss Lohne on his competitive debut.
Arne Maier with a clever free kick (51st) and the jokers Fredrik Jensen (69th), Florian Niederlechner (81st) and Maurice Malone (89th) shot the Bundesliga team, which had not been convincing for a long time, into the third time in a row second round. FCA still have to improve before the start of the season against SC Freiburg on Saturday.
Second division football club Hannover 96 defied the quarrels about the separation from managing director Martin Kind and at least ensured clear conditions in the DFB Cup. The Lower Saxony won 3-0 (2-0) at Oberliga club TSV Schott Mainz, also thanks to the active help of the hosts, and reached the second round for the third time in a row.
An own goal from Dominik Ahlbach (36') and a sweep from Maximilian Beier (42') made things clear at the break in the Bruchweg Stadium. In the second round, last season's quarter-finalists brought the win against the cup debutants to the finish without any problems, Julius Haas (50th) scored another own goal.
Arminia Bielefeld made it into the second round of the DFB Cup with their first win under new coach Uli Forte. After two league defeats at the start, the Bundesliga relegated team won its first round game at Palatinate Oberliga club FV Engers 7-1 (2-0). Bielefeld has not survived the second round since 2016.
Janni Serra (9') and Fabian Klos (24') each scored from corners in the Oberwerth stadium in Koblenz that Robin Hack had brought in from the left. The fifth division team from Neuwied defended themselves in front of 3558 spectators, but did not keep up in terms of play. After Klos' second goal (50th), the outsider managed to score a consolation goal through Jonathan Kap (54th). Masaya Okugawa (57'), Serra again (71'), Brian Lasme (86') and Hack (90') scored for Bielefeld.
André Breitenreiter celebrated a successful but nerve-wracking competitive debut as coach of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Only in extra time at SV Rödinghausen did both goals make it 2-0 (0-0). In front of 1606 spectators, the newcomers Ozan Kabak (115th minute) and Grischa Prömel (118th) made sure that the guests were spared an embarrassment in a duel with the brave regional football league team from East Westphalia.
Because the Rödinghauser got off to a better start. Only with a lot of luck Hoffenheim avoided an early deficit. The Bundesliga side, unbeaten in the pre-season, gained more possession as the season went on, but not the better chances. There was a lack of ideas and pace to shake the tightly staggered defense of the fourth division. After the restart, the Kraichgau team tightened their pace and promptly got their first big chance. But Hoffenheim continued to run headlong, while Rödinghausen limited himself to counterattacks. Because in the livelier final phase Munas Dabbur (74th/83rd) twice missed great chances to lead the guests and failed free-standing at the opposing goalkeeper, it went into overtime.