DFB Cup 1st Round
FC Bayern Munich eased past Rehden 5-0 with Xherdan Shaqiri and Arjen Robben (r.) both getting their names on the scoresheet © Imago
The real hero of the night was Thomas Müller, who scored a hat-trick, including this one from
Bayern coach Pep Guardiola rotated his squad, but the result was never in doubt as Javi Martinez, Thiago Alcantara and Franck Ribery all watched on from the bench
Leon Goretzka celebrated scoring his first goal for FC Schalke 04 with the last kick of the game at Nöttingen.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar put the Royal Blues in front against the run of play as Nöttingen provided a stern test for Jens Keller's side
In the end, though, the Dutchman and new signing Adam Szalai were able to celebrate victory and a place in the second-round draw
Nuremberg were one of four Bundesliga sides knocked out of the DFB Cup on Sunday. Hiroshi Kioyake (l.) scored his spot-kick in
Hajime Hosogai was made to sweat along with his Hertha Berlin team-mates as the Bundesliga newcomers were taken into extra time by VfR Neumünster
With the 120th minute up, Hertha were awarded a penalty. Sami Allagui knew it was going to be the very last kick
...and sent the ball just beyond the reach of Marcus Hesse to take Hertha through to the last 32
Joselu (c.) not only celebrated a winning debut with Eintracht Frankfurt, but his goal set the Eagles on their way to a 2-0 victory over FV Illertissen
Frankfurt struggled to find a way through the traffic in the first half with Carlos Zambrano (c.) here closed down by two Illertissen players
The Bavarian club's resistance was finally broken, though, and after Joselu's goal, Sebastian Rode (l.) sealed the win late on
Borussia Mönchengladbach fell at the first hurdle in the DFB Cup as their tie with SV Darmstadt 98 failed to produce a goal over 120 minutes...
...which left the encounter to be decided on penalties. Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved one penatly, but was powerless to prevent both Luuk de Jong and Branimir Hrgota missing their spot kicks as Darmstadt celebrated an historic victory
Gladbach weren't the only Bundesliga side to suffer an upset on Sunday afternoon though as SV Werder Bremen's poor pre-season form followed them into competitive action against 1.FC Saarbrücken
Clemens Fritz and Co. looked defensively abject at times and after going into extra-time with the scores level at 1-1, goals from Tim Stegerer and Marcel Ziemer saw Saarbrücken clinch their place in the second round at Bremen's expense
Vedad Ibisevic bagged a brace against Berliner FC Dynamo to book VfB Stuttgart a place in the next round of the DFB Cup (© Imago)
Last season's beaten finalists controlled proceedings for the majority of the encounter and rarely looked like conceding against the fifth-tier opponents in a truly profeesional performance (© Imago)
Summer signing Jacques Zoua opened his account for Hamburger SV, scoring the final goal in a 4-0 win against SV SCHOTT Jena (© Imago)
The Red Shorts took their time in breaking the deadlock, but after Artjoms Rudnevs came off the bench to bag a brace there was little the lower league side could do to prevent the floodgates opening up (© Imago)
Newly-promoted Eintracht Braunschweig also fell foul of a first round upset as Bundesliga 2 outfit Arminia Bielefeld collected a well-deserved 2-1 win to progress in the DFB Cup...
...Hannover 96, however, managed to steer clear of an early exit by seeing off SC Victoria Hamburg courtesy of goals Artur Sobiech and Szabolcs Huszti
In Saturday evening's late DFB Cup kick-off VfL Wolfsburg put on quite a show against Bundesliga 2 side Karlsruher SC with Ivan Perisic opening the scoring...
...before Diego (l.) and Marcel Schäfer scored either side of Selcuk Alibaz's response to get the Wolves season off to a promising start
It took Borussia Dortmund until inside the final 20 minutes to break the deadlock at fourth-flight Wilhelmshaven. Kevin Großkreutz eventually fired them in front...
...the homegrown all-rounder once again proving his worth to the Yellow-Blacks, before further strikes from Marvin Ducksch and...
...Robert Lewandowski (l., with Jonas Hofmann) definitively sealed the Champions League finalists' passage into the Second Round
Kevin Volland (l.) and his 1899 Hoffenheim teammates encountered stiff resistance from fifth-flight hosts SG Aumund-Vegesack before the interval, but after it...
...it was a veritable goalfest for the visitors - Roberto Firmino (l.) opening the floodgates in the 52nd minute with the first of their nine goals
Benjamin Kolodzik got fourth-tier SV Lippstadt off to a dream start after five minutes at home to Bayer Leverkusen...
...but Bayer responded with a round half-dozen over the course of the encounter, Sidney Sam (3.r.) and Stefan Kießling (3.l.) notching two apiece
Ozan Yilmaz (l.) and his Fortuna Köln teammates made Joo-Hoo Park's Mainz battle all the way in their Saturday encounter and it was only thanks to...
..substitute Maxim Choupo-Moting's 87th-minute strike that Thomas Tuchel's men managed to squeeze through in regulation time
New midfield hope Francis Coquelin (l., against Lukas Novy) was in the thick of the action for SC Freiburg at fourth-tier TSG Neustrelitz, who took their Europa League-qualified visitors...
...to the brink of a penalty shoot-out before two goals in the final ten minutes of added time from Hendrick Zuck (r.) finally saw off the underdogs
FC Augsburg were the only Bundesliga side involved in Friday's Round 1 openers and central defender Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker powered them in front early on at Third Division RB Leipzig
Old familiar Halil Altintop, back in the Bundesliga this season with Augsburg, sealed the Bavarian Swabians' progress with goal number two after the interval