Hoffenheim were the only Bundesliga casualties from the first round of the DFB Cup on Saturday - © © imago / MIS
Hoffenheim were the only Bundesliga casualties from the first round of the DFB Cup on Saturday - © © imago / MIS

Day 40 of pre-season

Cologne - Hamburger SV and FC Ingolstadt 04 have joined TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on the DFB Cup casualty list with the other Bundesliga clubs passing their first test ahead of the 2015/16 league season, which is now less than a week away.

As always, bundesliga.com kept tabs on all 18 Bundesliga clubs and updated you on all the latest happenings.


Thanks for joining us, that concludes our rolling coverage for today. As the Bundesliga restart is fast approaching, make sure you join us tomorrow for more live updates from around Germany. But until then, it's ciao for now!

Hannover go through

Michael Frontzeck's men left it late to secure their place in the DFB Cup second round, but are nevertheless in the draw after beating Hessen Kassel 2-0. "That's the final whistle," reads the tweet below. "Hannover win 2-0 and reach the next stage of the Cup!"

Prankster Di Santo

New Schalke striker Franco Di Santo has had little trouble settling in at the Royal Blues it seems, tweeting a video of himself making team-mate Leroy Sane squirm.

A family affair

What Unterhaching's win means is that there is a chance of a Hummels' family get-together in the second round. Dortmund's Mats could face his brother Jonas!

Translation: 'Yeeeees! Now Haching v BVB in the second round. A doddle!'

Ingolstadt fall by the wayside.

Bundesliga newcomers FC Ingolstadt 04 have failed to make it across the first hurdle in the DFB Cup, coming unstuck at Bavarian rivals Unterhaching.

Translation: 'It wasn't enough - bitter exit from the DFB Cup'

Bayern march on

No goals for FC Bayern in the second half, but a solid all-round performance against gutsy FC Nöttingen.

Hamburg crash out!

Hugely disappoinitng start to the season for Hamburger SV as Bruno Labbadia's men succumb to a 3-2 defeat to Regionalliga Nordost side FC Carl Zeiss Jena after extra-time.

Translation: Game over. Unfortunately we weren't able to make the most of extra-time.

Hamburg up against it

Hamburg fall behind for the third time against FC Carl Zeiss Jena. Into the second half of extra time in that one!

Translation: Damn it! Jena retake the lead straight after the break through Johannes Pieles. 3-2.

Cupset on the cards

FC Ingolstadt 04 could be in for a shock, meanwhile, with Ralph Hasenhüttl's men trailing Third Division side SpVgg Unterhaching 1-0.

Translation: The ball's given away in midfield and Unterhaching's Einsiedler goes through and scores. Surprise leads for the hosts.

Bayern on top

30 minutes into the first half in Nöttingen and FC Bayern already lead 3-1, Arturo Vidal, Mario Götze and Robert Lewandowski the scorers for the Bundesliga champions.

BVB progress

No messing around from Borussia Dortmund, who see off DFB Cup first-round obstacle Chemnitzer FC courtesy of a goal apiece from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

HSV still alive

Hamburger SV force extra time against FC Carl Zeiss Jena thanks to Michael Gregoritsch's 93rd-minute equaliser. 2-2 after 90 minutes!

Boys in town

No Neuer

Pep Guardiola has left Manuel Neuer out for FC Bayern's first-round cup tie, Sven Ulreich in goal.

All set

Bayern kick-off their game against Nöttingen at 16:00 CEST, but everything is set up and ready for the record German champions.


Borussia Dortmund and Hamburger SV the first two Bundesliga sides on DFB Cup duty today.

Making an entrance

Not the kind Borussia Dortmund are used to, but this is one of the beauties of the cup competition!

Translation: 'Getting changed in a portacabin - a change for Mats Hummels and co.!'

Alaba alert

Bayern's Austrian defender is ready for his club's DFB Cup debut today.

Hecking extends

Dieter Hecking has extended his contract as coach of VfL Wolfsburg until 2018. You can read the full story here.

13 Cup ties

There are no fewer than 13 DFB Cup ties today, including FC Bayern's debut in the competition this term.

Wolfsburg welcome the fans

VfL Wolfsburg are parading their skills to their fans, following a comfortable 4-1 win in the DFB Cup against Stuttgarter Kickers.


After the cup is before the Bundesliga

No time to get in a rest with Werder Bremen's focus turning to their Bundesliga opener against Schalke next weekend, after successfully navigating their DFB Cup opener on Saturday - just!

Schalke loosening the limbs

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