DFB-Cup: Bayern, BVB, Schalke through - Fortuna win derby

The favourites won through without any problems, and only second division clubs MSV Duisburg and Union Berlin failed against lower league opponents. After the upsets of the first round, the second main round of the DFB Cup saw no big surprises. FC Bayern Munich, 15-time winners of the competition, thrashed 1. FC Kaiserslautern, up to then unbeaten in the second division, 4-0 (1-0) in front of 71,000 spectators at home in the Allianz Arena.

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First-time captain Arjen Robben (right) celebrates after placing one of his two goals past Kaiserslautern’s goalkeeper Tobias Sippel, during FC Bayern’s 4-0 win. (Photo: Rauchensteiner/Augenklick)

 


Three-time Cup winners and reigning defenders Borussia Dortmund won 4-1 (2-0) at VfR Aalen. Five-time Cup champions FC Schalke 04 also had the upper hand against a newly promoted second division club, SV Sandhausen. Schalke made it through to the round of 16 (December 18-19) with a 3-0 (1-0) victory at home -- cheered on by 52,940 supporters. Compared to the Bundesliga and Champions League matches, the Bavarians as well as Schalke started with reserve line-ups, with so-called B teams including many players who seldom play in the top echelon

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Julian Draxler, FC Schalke 04’s young German international, shoots at the SV Sandhausen’s goal. (Photo: Firo/Augenklick)


The only encounter between two Bundesliga clubs went into extra time. Fortuna Duesseldorf won the Rhenish Derby against Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-0 (0-0, 0-0) after 120 minutes. Former Gladbach player Nando Rafael scored the Golden Goal in front of 54,000 spectators, after Gladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen had saved a penalty from Jens Langenecke in the 84th minute. The previous match between them ended in a goalless draw at the start of the Bundesliga season.

Another match that concluded the second round on the Halloween evening of October 31 lasted even longer. Penalties decided the winner of the game between first division Hannover 96 and second division Dynamo Dresden after a 1-1 (1-1, 1-1) draw at 120 minutes. Hannover proved luckier winning 4-3. German international goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler was the match winner saving two penalties. Unfortunately the encounter was overshadowed by rioting Dresden hooligans, who had done the same in Dortmund last season. Then the German Football Association, DFB, punished the club harshly.

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Despite being challenged by Sascha Traut, Marcel Schmelzer (right) nets to make it 2-0 for Borussia Dortmund during their 4-1 victory in Aalen. (Photo: Firo/Augenklick)


1. FC Cologne needed penalties to beat Worms

Two third division clubs provided the upsets, what has become a tradition in the DFB Cup. Kickers Offenbach achieved a much applauded 2-0 (0-0) victory over higher division 1. FC Union Berlin, as did Karlsruher SC with their 1-0 (0-0) win against MSV Duisburg, who were 2011 finalists. Bayer Leverkusen also experienced the commitment and motivation of third division clubs. Leverkusen managed to defeat Arminia Bielefeld 3-2 (2-2, 1-1) only in extra time.

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Dennis Kempe (centre) scores to give Karlsruher SC a 1-0 lead against MSV Duisburg, beating goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald in the 88th minute. (Photo: GES/Augenklick)


Besides Bayern, Dortmund and Schalke other Bundesliga clubs also managed to overcome the second hurdle. VfB Stuttgart defeated FC St. Pauli 3-0 (3-0) and VfL Wolfsburg beat FSV Frankfurt 2-0 (0-0). 1. FSV Mainz 05, playing at home for only the second time in the last 16 DFB Cup matches, beat Erzgebirge Aue 2-0 (1-0). SC Freiburg eliminated second division top club Eintracht Braunschweig 2-0 (1-0) away.

The eight encounters on Tuesday provided no surprises at all. All higher division teams were successful. FC Augsburg won 1-0 (0-0) at third division Preussen Muenster. The three fourth-division clubs were ousted from the competition by second division teams. Berliner AK 07, who had defeated Bundesliga club Hoffenheim 4-0 in the first round, lost 3-0 (1-0) to 1860 Munich; TSV Havelse ended the hopes of VfL Bochum 3-1 (1-1); Wormatia Worms, who had eliminated Hertha BSC in the previous round, and 1. FC Cologne, recently relegated to the second division, delivered a thriller to the dying seconds. After a goalless 120 minutes, Worms finally lost the penalty shoot-out 4-3.