DFB Cup Round 2
DFB Cup holders Bayern München booked their place in the third round with a 3-1 win at Hamburger SV
Franck Ribery (l.) was on target for the Bavarians with this strike, which took a slight deflection off Johan Djourou (r.)
Robert Lewandowski had put Bayern ahead in northern Germany on what proved to be a comfortable night for Pep Guardiola's men
Roberto Firmino was TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's hero in their 5-1 win over FSV Frankfurt in the Rhein-Neckar-Arena (© Imago)
This spectacular overhead kick was one of two goals the Brazilian scored to extend Hoffenheim's unbeaten start to the season (© Imago)
VfL Wolfsburg's Naldo (l.) and Diego Benaglio (r.) may have feared the worse when 1 FC Heidenheim took the lead at the VW-Arena on Wednesday night... (© Imago)
...but the Wolves recoverd with Luiz Gustavo (3rd l.) on target twice in a 4-1 win for Dieter Hecking's men (© Imago)
Borussia Mönchengladbach continued their fine run of form by beating Eintracht Frankfurt at the Commerzbank-Arena. Thorgan Hazard (2nd l.) opened the scoring for the Foals...
...before Ibrahima Traore scored his first of the season in the second half to all but seal the visitors' passage
Frankfurt grabbed a consolation through Vaclav Kadlec, but it was a deserved win for Max Kruse (r.) and Co, who are now 16 games unbeaten
Bayer 04 Leverkusen needed extra time and penalties to see off fourth-division 1. FC Magdeburg after a thrilling encounter in Saxony-Anhalt ended 2-2 after 120 minutes
Leverkusen's cause was not helped by a red card for Heung-Min Son which saw them forced to play the final 10 minutes of normal time and all of extra-time with ten men...
...but Bernd Leno (r.) proved the hero of the hour with three penalty saves to help the 1993 winners into the next round
Admir Mehmedi (2nd l.) grabbed a hat-trick as SC Freiburg returned to winning ways, disposing of TSV 1860 Munich 5-2 in the second round of the DFB Cup
Vladet Rama had put the second-division side in front, but that proved to be a false dawn for the Lions
Sebastian Freis and Mehmedi's first two strikes turned the game around before Jonathan Schmid (pictured) got in on the act, Mehmedi completing the scoring
Borussia Dortmund put their recent Bundesliga woes to one side away to FC St. Pauli on Tuesday evening, easing into the next round with a 3-0 victory. Marco Reus (c.) grabbed the second...
...after Ciro Immobile (l.) opened the scoring following a superb team goal in the in the 33rd minute
Shinji Kagawa grabbed a third late on to leave BVB coach Jürgen Klopp looking decidedly happier than he has done in recent weeks
Goalkeeper Timo Horn (c.) came to 1. FC Köln's rescue with two excellent saves to allow the Billy Goats to progress via a penalty shoot-out against MSV Duisburg
Köln and Kazuki Nagasawa (r.) were looking to follow up last Friday's win in Bremen with another victory away at their third-tier hosts
Their progress looked in doubt when Slawomir Peszko (c.) was shown a straight red card for a violent kick in the second half, but it proved immaterial in the end after Horn's heroics
Sandro Wagner (No33) missed the crucial spot-kick for Hertha Berlin away to third-tier side Arminia Bielefeld, meaning the capital club lost 4-2 on penalties after the match finished 0-0
Peter Pekarik and Co. entered the game on the back of an impressive win against Hamburg in the league last weekend...
...but they could find no way through the third-tier league leaders, who kept their nerve when it counted in the spot-kicks
SV Werder Bremen brushed off their recent Bundesliga woes by reaching the DFB Cup Round of 16 with a 2-0 victory away to Chemnitzer FC
It was the perfect start to life in the Bremen dugout for new coach Viktor Skripnik, who was only appointed to the role on Saturday
Fin Bartels opened the scoring for the visitors, before Argentinian striker Franco Di Santo (pictured) sealed the win with a well-taken strike early in the second half
VfR Aalen may be struggling near the bottom of Bundesliga 2 but they dispatched top-flight side Hannover 96 on Tuesday evening
Jimmy Briand (l.) and Co. had beaten Dortmund in their last game but they found themselves trailing at he break through Ceyhun Gülselam's own goal...
...before a goal from the hosts' Michael Klauß condemned the 1992 winners to defeat in the Scholz Arena, leaving Hiroshi Kyotake and his side focusing on the league