• Hertha and Ingolstadt win on penalties.
  • Leverkusen, Darmstadt, Hoffenheim, Frankfurt and Mainz progress.
  • Bremen and Leipzig only top-flight casualties.

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Archive: DFB Cup live blog, Friday 19 August

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21:30 - Time to take a deep breath

It has been a dramatic Sunday of DFB Cup action with seven out of eight Bundesliga sides going through, and just SV Werder Bremen falling by the wayside. Half of those ties needed penalties, though, with Mainz, Frankfurt, Hertha and Ingolstadt having to put in an extra shift to enter next Friday's draw.

We will be back on Monday with build-up and live coverage of the remaining ties, including Borussia Dortmund's trip to Trier! See you then!

Click here for the reports of all games involving Bundesliga clubs.

21:15 - Hertha and Ingolstadt through

Salomon Kalou and Tobias Levels were the heroes for Hertha and Ingolstadt respectively as they scored decisive penalties to book the Bundesliga clubs' place in the second round. Four penalty shoot-outs involving Bundesliga clubs on Sunday, and four wins.

21:10 - Waiting for a miss

Some excellent penalties being taken in Aue and Regensburg - Ingolstadt now into sudden-death while Hertha are hoping for a Regensburg miss to snatch victory.

21:07 - Penalty drama

The shoot-outs are underway and the first four have gone in for Aue, Ingolstadt, Regensburg and Hertha - who will be first to miss?

Full-time - Penalty shoot-outs.

Both games involving Bundesliga sides have gone to a penalty shoot-out. Can Ingolstadt and Hertha survive?

117' - Penalties loom

It looks like it will be a shoot-out with Hertha unable to break Regensburg down, and some tired legs on show out there!

115' - Lex goes close

Almost a late winner for Stefan Lex. Ingolstadt now just five minutes away from penalties in Aue!

105' - Ibisevic miss

The first half of extra-time in Regensburg ends with Vedad Ibisevic missing the target. 15 minutes to find a winner, or else it's another penalty shoot-out lottery. Mainz and Frankfurt both won in those today, but neither Hertha nor Ingolstadt would like such drama a week before the start of the Bundesliga season.

91' - Aue chance

That could have been the first goal of the game in Aue, in the first minute of extra-time. Marijo Kresic's effort misses the target. Still 0-0 against Ingolstadt.

Full-time – Extra-time needed!

Both Ingolstadt and Hertha are going to have to put in a longer shift than they might have fancied, with extra-time needed. Hertha have been held to a 1-1 draw by Regensburg, Ingolstadt goalless in Aue.

87' – Darida close!

That looked like it might be a winner for Hertha, but Vladimir Darida's shot is pushed away instinctively by the last line of the Regensburg defence. Ingolstadt still seeking a winner in Aue - possibly extra-time for both Bundesliga sides tonight!

84 – Regensburg 1-1 Hertha Berlin

There it is! The equaliser for Hertha comes from a Mitchell Weiser near-post header from a corner. Huge relief for Hertha, and still a few minutes left to find a winner.

76' - Offside!

Stocker thought he had brought Hertha level, but he had just drifted offside before slotting the ball in from close range. Plenty of chances for Hertha, but no equaliser – yet!

64' - Ingolstadt improving

Moritz Hartmann and Mathew Leckie both go close to giving Ingolstadt the lead. It's 0-0 in Aue, but the Bundesliga side are looking for the goal which will prevent extra-time.

62' - Pekarik goes close

As if he had not done enough at the other end of the field, Pekarik almost makes a telling contribution in attack with a header which goes so close to bringing Hertha level.

51' Regensburg 1-0 Hertha

A sweet volley from Alexander Nandzik takes a deflection on its way past Rune Jarstein, and Regensburg are in front!

47' - Hertha turning up the heat

Salomon Kalou and Vedad Ibisevic both went agonisingly close to giving Hertha the lead in Regensburg. Meanwhile, the sun is setting in Aue, where the heat is on the hosts at home to Ingolstadt.

19:17 - Half-time

Both DFB Cup games involving Bundesliga sides are goalless at the interval.

42 - Stocker goes close

Another good chance for Hertha, but this time it is Valentin Stocker who is denied by the Regensburg goalkeeper. In the other game with Bundesliga involvement, Ingolstadt are still locked at 0-0 with Erzgebirge Aue.

19:14 - Happy Hrgota

His opening goal was not enough for overall victory, but Branimir Hrgota was a relieved man after Eintracht Frankfurt edged into the second round on penalties.

32' - Close for Hertha!

Marvin Plattenhardt goes agonisingly close to giving Hertha the lead with this free-kick. Still 0-0!

29' - Hertha resisting

After that effort, Hertha had to repel another Regensburg attack with Sebastian Langkamp this time getting in the all-important block.

22' - Pekarik to the rescue

Regensburg are not just defending, but fortunately for Hertha they had Peter Pekarik on hand to turn a dangerous cross away from danger. The Old Lady are having to be careful not to commit too many men forward.

17' - Morales goes close!

First chance of the game for Ingolstadt, with Alfredo Morales going close with a distance shot. Down in Regensburg, Hertha are chipping away at a stern Bavarian defence - still 0-0 in both games.

1' - Kick-off!

The Sunday evening games are underway, with Hertha at Regensburg and Ingolstadt in Aue.

Underway at last! Get stuck in!

Hradecky the hero!

Makoto Hasebe and Omar Mascarell see efforts saved, but two big stops from Lukas Hradecky seal Eintracht Frankfurt's place in the second round. The relief is palpable!

Mainz victorious!

Nerves get the better of Unterhaching as Mainz goalkeeper Jonas Lössl saves from Dominik Stahl and Stephan Hain blazes over, but no messing about from Pablo de Blasis, Yunus Malli and Jose Rodriguez. Mainz progress and, on the balance of play, are worthy winners.

Penalties beckon

No winner after 120 minutes, so penalties will decide the fate of Eintracht Frankfurt and Mainz in the DFB Cup first round...

113' - Mainz a man down!

Giulio Donati goes into the referee's little black book for the second time and Mainz will have to make do with ten men in Unterhaching...

99' - Hector sent off!

Eintracht Frankfurt will have to see out the remainder of their first-round tie in Magdeburg with ten men, after Michael Hector is shown his second booking of the afternoon. Still one apiece in that one...

91' - Extra-time

Which way will it go for Eintracht Frankfurt and 1. FSV Mainz 05? Stay with us to find out.



Hauenstein 1-2 BAYER 04 LEVERKUSEN


Unterhaching 3-3 1. FSV MAINZ 05

Bremer 0-7 SV DARMSTADT 98

Egestorf 0-6 TSG 1899 HOFFENHEIM


SV Werder Bremen have been knocked out of the DFB Cup in the first round by 3. Liga outfit Sportfreunde Lotte!

90+3' - Unterhaching 3-3 Mainz!

Incredible! After reducing the arrears through Stephan Hain in the final minute of normal time, Unterhaching draw level through Vitalij Lux. The Mainz players cannot believe what has just happened! 3-3 and extra-time looms...

90' - Wagner!!!

Sandro Wagner with his first competitive goal in a Hoffenheim shirt. 6-0 in that one!

87' - Darmstadt in seventh heaven

Substitute Sven Schipplock opens his Darmstadt account with a cute lob over Bremer goalkeeper Christian Ahlers-Ceglarek. 7-0!

88' - Mainz home and hosed!

Great play from Pablo de Blasis to tee up Yunus Malli for Mainz's third goal of the afternoon in Unterhaching. No way back for the hosts now, surely. 3-1.

86' - Magdeburg 1-1 Frankfurt

It looks like Eintracht Frankfurt will have to go the distance in Magdeburg:

82' - Hauenstein 1-2 Leverkusen!

Andelo Srzentic reduces the arrears for Hauenstein. Nervy times for Leverkusen...

82' - Bartels sees red!

Fin Bartels receives his marching orders and Bremen are in deep trouble now! 2-1 down with the clock ticking - can they turn it around against Lotte?

80' - Kramaric hat-trick!

Andrej Kramaric giving Egestorf a real lesson in finishing today. That's the Croatia international's third of the afternoon. Clinical! 5-0!

72' - Ten vs Ten

Pavel Kaderabek picks up his second booking of the afternoon as Hoffenheim are reduced to ten men. Egestorf also down to ten following Mirko Dismer's dismissal eleven minutes ago.

68' - Bellarabi doubles Bayer's lead!

Leverkusen grab a welcome second away to Hauenstein. An out-swinging corner from Charles Aranguiz causes the home side all manner of problems... Chicharito feeds Karim Bellarabi and the German winger, just a few yards out, does the rest.

64' - Mainz restore lead!

Fabian Frei curls home from 20 yards to give the 05ers a 2-1 lead in Unterhaching. Can Martin Schmidt's men hold on this time?

58' - Colak hat-trick!

Make that six! Darmstadt's Antonio Colak grabs his third of the afternoon, before making way for Sven Schipplock. What a performance! Sign him up to your Official Fantasy Bundesliga ensembles now!

56' - Postage stamp!

No stopping that one from Jerome Gondorf. A veritable peach of a free-kick. Darmstadt now 5-0 up against Bremer!

54' - Bremen up against it!

Bremen trail again as Andre Dej restores Lotte's lead - 2-1!

46' - Here we go again!

Eintracht Frankfurt are first out of the blocks after the restart. Mainz and Bremen are the only two Bundesliga sides not in front as the teams re-emerge from the tunnels.



Hauenstein 0-1 BAYER 04 LEVERKUSEN


Unterhaching 1-1 1. FSV MAINZ 05

Bremer 0-4 SV DARMSTADT 98

Egestorf 0-4 TSG 1899 HOFFENHEIM

45' - Bremen level!

Relief for the travelling Bremen fans in Lotte as Zlatko Junuzovic heads home on the stroke of half-time. All square - 1-1!

45' - Colak again!

Antonio Colak heads in his second of the afternoon to give Darmstadt a 4-0 half-time lead against Bremer SV.

43' - Uth joins the party!

Mark Uth collects Sebastian Rudy's defence-splitting pass, rounds the goalkeeper and tucks away Hoffenheim's fourth of the afternoon. He deserved that!

40' - Three and easy for Darmstadt!

Marcel Heller gets in on the act, firing home a cross from Artem Fedetsky to make it Bremer 0-3 Darmstadt!


Javier Hernandez gives Leverkusen a long-overdue lead against Hauenstein, with Admir Mehmedi the provider. Charles Aranguiz struck the woodwork shortly beforehand, so the hosts can have no complaints.

32 - Mainz pegged back!

The 05ers' lead does not last long in Unterhaching:

31' - Kramaric at the double!

Andrej Kramaric nets his second of the afternoon against Egestorf. Credit to Mark Uth for his part in the goal - a neat lay-off from Sebastian Rudy's cross - and top marks for the finish!

22' - Darmstadt double advantage!

Antonio Colak is involved again, forcing the mistake from Bremer's Sebastian Kmiec, who puts the ball through his own net to give Darmstadt an early two-goal cushion.

21' - Cordoba breaks the deadlock!

Cute ball from Jairo Samperio and a precise finish from Jhon Cordoba gives Mainz the lead in Unterhaching. The Colombian registered five Bundesliga goals and two assists over the course of the 2015/16 Rückrunde, and will be confident of at least doubling that tally in his first full season in Germany's top flight.

20' - Hoffenheim cruising!

Two goals in the space of three minutes give Hoffenheim a comfortable 2-0 lead against Germania Egestorf. Andrej Kramaric struck first following a corner, before Sebastian Rudy capped an incisive counter by driving into the bottom corner to make it two moments later.

18' - Darmstadt up and running!

Antonio Colak opens his Darmstadt account in Bremen. Bremer SV could not deal with the physical presence of Aytac Sulu as the ball was swung into the box by Jerome Gondorf and Colak had the easy task of prodding home from close range to give the Lilies the lead.

8' - Bremen behind in Lotte!

Cupset alert. Bremen will have to come from behind against 3. Liga side Sportfreunde Lotte...

6' - Eagles strike first!

Dream start for Eintracht Frankfurt as Omar Mascarell and Branimir Hrgota combine to give Niko Kovac's men the lead in Magdeburg. What a way to settle the nerves!

15:30 - Kick-off!

Six Bundesliga teams in action this afternoon - stay with us very live text updates from around the grounds!

15:28 - Eintracht Frankfurt team news

New signings Omar Mascarell, Guillermo Varela, Michael Hector and Branimir Hrgota all start for the Eagles:

15:26 - Mainz team news

Spanish midfielder Jose Rodriguez - a summer signing from Galatasaray AS - makes his competitive debut for a Mainz side now captained by defender Niko Bungert:

15:22 - Darmstadt team news

Plenty of new faces on the Darmstadt bench, should Norbert Meier need a little extra something against Bremer SV:

15:20 - Leverkusen team news

Former Hoffenheim forward Kevin Volland makes his competitive debut in a Leverkusen shirt. He partners Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez in a fearsome-looking front two:

15:13 - Hoffenheim team news

Sandro Wagner leads the line for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, fresh from his summer move from SV Darmstadt 98. Chile's Copa America Centenario hero Eduardo Vargas has to make do with a place on the bench:

15:11 - Bremen team news

Max Kruse starts for Bremen in attack. The 28-year-old made his Bundesliga debut for the Green-Whites back in 2007 - until now his only first-team appearance for the club. He has since played for FC St. Pauli, SC Freiburg, Borussia Mönchengladbach and, most recently, VfL Wolfsburg.

14:21 - Hoffenheim touch base

The Hoffenheim players have arrived in the Lower Saxony town of Barsinghausen, home to Regionalliga Nord club 1. FC Germania Egestorf:

13:56 - Frankfurt's Jamaican juggernaut

Chelsea FC loanee and Jamaica international Michael Hector is an integral part of Eintracht Frankfurt's new-look back four, according to head coach Niko Kovac: "Hector will play [against 1. FC Magdeburg]. He's shown that he's 100 per cent there. It's good to have someone that can match a beast like [Magdeburg striker] Christian Beck physically."

Manchester United FC loanee Guillermo Varela is also expected to start in the right-back position.

13:26 - Sportfreunde Lotte vs SV Werder Bremen

SV Werder Bremen reached the DFB Cup semi-finals last season - can they go one better in 2016/17? "Everything depends on our performance," explained Bremen head coach Viktor Skripnik ahead of Sunday's clash with 3.Liga club Sportfreunde Lotte. "If we have the right attitude and focus, we could have a brilliant day."

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13:06 - Tuchel talks personnel

As well as that news bite on Mario Götze, Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel also used his pre-match press conference to confirm that:

- Marco Reus' comeback from an adductor injury has been "pushed back a few days".

- Roman Weidenfeller will start in goal in the DFB Cup, but Roman Bürki will keep goal in the Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League.

- Olympians Matthias Ginter and Sven Bender will return to training on Wednesday "at the earliest".

12:49 - Götze to miss Trier trip

Borussia Dortmund fans will have to wait a while longer to see Mario Götze back in competitive action for BVB. The Germany international has been ruled out of Monday's trip to Trier as a precautionary measure due to a thigh complaint, and has been replaced in the matchday squad by USMNT star Christian Pulisic.

Watch: After three years away. Mario Götze is back at Dortmund:

12:37 - Pretty in pink

Hertha Berlin will take to the field in Regensburg tonight sporting their new change strip, as modelled here by Old Lady mascot, Herthino:

12:28 - Meier ready to rock

Norbert Meier makes his competitive debut as SV Darmstadt 98 head coach in the DFB Cup this afternoon when the Lilies face Bremen-Liga representatives Bremer SV. "Cup games are knockout games," the 57-year-old said. "We have to be on our game and give 100 per cent from the get-go. We've had a long preseason - it's good to be finally getting started."

12:16 - Aue vs Ingolstadt

FC Ingolstadt 04 have gone out of the DFB Cup in the first round in each of the last two seasons. Only thrice before have they gone further, since making their tournament debut in 2005/06. Bundesliga 2 club FC Erzgebirge Aue provide the opposition today.

12:02 - Balogun bargain

At the opposite end of the Official Fantasy Bundesliga market, 1. FSV Mainz 05 defender Leon Balogun represents a real bargain at just 4million. The Nigeria international made 21 Bundesliga appearances last season, keeping five clean sheets and scoring one goal. The 05ers face regional side SpVgg Unterhaching this afternoon.

11:38 - Chicharito watch

Leverkusen will once again look to Mexico international Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez for goals when Die Werkself tackle SC Hausenstein this afternoon - and of course throughout 2016/17. The 28-year-old rattled off 17 of them in his debut Bundesliga season last term and unsurprisingly commands top dollar in the Official Fantasy Bundesliga transfer market at 15million. If he's going to push the 20-strike barrier again, though, you can't really complain!

Watch: All 17 of Chicharito's 2015/16 Bundesliga goals:

11:16 - Official Fantasy Bundesliga

Don't forget the DFB Cup is a great opportunity to cast an eye over the Bundesliga's all-star cast before the start of the new campaign next weekend. Breel Embolo impressed on his FC Schalke 04 debut, while a trio of FC Bayern München stars provided plenty of food for thought on Friday night. If you think you have what it takes to man the dugout, sign up now to play the Official Fantasy Bundesliga!

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11:02 - Original prankster

Chile international Eduardo Vargas finished top scorer at the Copa America Centenario earlier this summer, but it's not just the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim forward's on-field escapades regional outfit 1. FC Germania Egestorf will have to watch out for later today:

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10:30 - Welcome back

VfL Wolfsburg's hard-fought victory over FSV Frankfurt on Saturday evening earned the Wolves a place in the hat for the second round, where they will be joined by fellow Bundesliga clubs FC Bayern München, FC Augsburg, FC Schalke 04, Borussia Mönchengladbach, 1. FC Köln and SC Freiburg in the hat for the second round. Top-flight new boys RB Leipzig, however, were beaten at the first hurdle by local rivals SG Dynamo Dresden.

Eight Bundesliga sides are in action on Sunday. Can they all make it through? Stay tuned to find out...