• Dortmund cruise to 3-0 over Trier.
  • Kagawa shines with a brace, Schürrle with the third.
  • Hamburg avoided potential banana skin with 1-0 in Zwickau.

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Monday 22 August

23:00 - Gute Nacht!

That's all from us here at for now. Victories for Hamburger SV and Borussia Dortmund mean that 16 of a possible 18 top-flight teams have progressed to the second round. The fixtures for that will be decided on 26 August, with former Germany striker Oliver Bierhoff making the draw. We'll be back to to take you through the second round with full build-up, action and re-action. See you then!

20:50 - Guerreiro upbeat

The versatile Portuguese was delighted after his 20-minute run-out, saying: “I’m really impressed by so many BVB fans! I’m already looking forward to Saturday [BVB's opening day clash with 1. FSV Mainz 05].”

22:45 - Weidenfeller calling for more

It was a good day at the office for the veteran goalkeeper, who kept a clean sheet and rarely looked troubled. However, he refused to get carried away with the result post-match, saying: “We’ve still got a bit of work to do, but we’ve shown what we’re all about.”

90' - Full-time

Dortmund cruise into the second round with a 3-0 win over fourth-tier Trier. Kagawa's star shines brightest, but impressive performances throughout the Schwazgelben team.

83' - Latest

Dortmund are cruising. The visitors - who last won this competition in 2011/12 - have had 19 shots on goal to the hosts' one.

77' - Ramos denied!

Ramos, right-footed inside the six-yard box, rifles a half-volley aiming for the corner. Trier keeper Keilmann is equal to it, though, and makes a stunning save low to his right.

68' - Little bit Mor?

Double substitution for Dortmund, with Turkey prodigy Emre Mor and UEFA EURO 2016-winning left-back-cum-midfielder Raphael Guerreiro coming on for Ousmane Dembele and Rode respectively.

60' - Trier chance...

...if you can call it that. The hosts' first real foray forward ends with Muhamed Alawie scuffing his effort harmlessly into Weidenfeller's hands.

55 - Ramos enters the fray

Tuchel makes his first change of the game, with Schürrle coming off to be replaced by Colombian striker Adrian Ramos. Aubameyang moves out to the left-hand side to accommodate the former Hertha Berlin man.

45' - Second-half kick-off!

BVB get us underway for the second half. Thomas Tuchel's side have been on top, with three goals to show for their 78 percent possession in the first-half.


Dortmund are on easy street, leading 3-0 at the Moselstadion thanks to a brace from Kagawa and a fine volley from Schürrle on the stroke of half-time.

45' - 3-0 Dortmund!

Aubameyang puts the jets on to keep the ball in play on the right-hand before chipping the ball to the back post, and Schürrle is on hand to volley home his first competitive goal for Die Schwarzgelben following his summer arrival from VfL Wolfsburg!

41' - Latest

Dortmund in control. The central-defensive partnership of Sokratis and Bartra continues to show promise, whilst Sebastian Rode - another BVB summer arrival - has formed a quick understanding with Castro in the middle of the park. How will BVB do this season. Read here to see what think!

33' - 2-0 Dortmund!

Calamitous defending from the hosts allows BVB to double their advantage. Castro's pass forward is helped on by Schürrle, and Kagawa ghosts in unmarked at the back post to make it 2-0.

29' - Castro goes close

Castro finds space on the edge of the box and lets fly, but his shot deflects narrowly wide of the far post.

20 - Auba chance!

A beautiful through-ball from Marc Bartra plays in Aubemayang and the Gabonese star chips what looks to be a fine finish past home goalkeeper Chris Kielmann, but his effort hits the post before being cleared off the line by Trier captain Michael Dingels!

8' - 1-0 Dortmund!

Shinji Kagawa opens the scoring. The Japanese midfielder starts the move, sending Andre Schürrle free down the left. The FIFA World Cup winner crosses back into the box and Kagawa - having continued his run - is on hand to pick up on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's knock-down to make it 1-0 from close range.

3 - BVB chance!

Dortmund waste little time in asserting their dominance. Marcel Schmelzer - named BVB captain for the second game running - bursts forward from left-back to meet Gonzalo Castro's chipped through-ball, but his volley hits the outside side-netting!

1' - Kick-off!

Eintracht Trier get us underway. Dortmund looked strong despite losing to FC Bayern München in the Supercup. Can they turn possession into goals this time?

20:38 - BVB line-up

Goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller is preferred to namesake Bürki in goal. After his stellar performance against Franck Ribery in the Supercup, 18-year-old Felix Passlack once again gets the nod at right-back.

20:32 - Nearly there...

Borussia Dortmund have emerged for the warm up at fourth-tier Eintracht Trier's 10, 256-capacity Moselstadion.

*Warming up in Trier.

20:25 - Stay with us

Hamburg are through. Can Borussia Dortmund follow suit against Eintracht Trier? Stay with us to find out! Full, LIVE action and re-action to come!

90' - Job done

Hamburg put last year's upset first round loss to Carl Zeiss Jena behind them with a comfortable 1-0 win over Zwickau. Halilovic's goal proved the difference between the sides in a game in which Kostic also shone.

*90 + 3’ Final whistle! 1 -0! We are in ROUND 2 of the @DFB_Pokal!

88' - Ouch!

Wachsmuth collides with Adler in the HSV box in a desperate attempt to restore parity. The chance goes begging and the Germany cap gets back to his feet. No malice, just clumsy.

79 - Zwickau chance!

Die Schwäne's captain Toni Wachsmuth finds himself unmarked at the back post, but Rene Adler gets down low to keep his header out.

74' - So nearly two!

Kostic finds space on the edge of the area and lets fly on his allegedly weaker right foot. Brinkies is beaten, but the goalkeeper is saved by his post!

70' - 1-0 Hamburg!

How about that for an immediate impact?! Halilovic wins back possession in the final third, drives toward the Zwickau box, and then curls an unstoppable finish past Johannes Brinkies in the home goal. What a way to open your account!

* 70' GOOOAL! First competitive match for the Red Shorts - first goal ! @AlenHalilovic makes it 1-0.

62' - Halilovic on

HSV's third summer signing Alen Halilovic comes on for Nicolai Müller. Unfamiliar with the former FC Barcelona man? Then look no further!

56' - Kostic threat

Serbia winger Filip Kostic dances past two Zwickau defenders, but there is too much on his cross for fellow summer signing Bobby Wood to connect.

45' - Second-half kick-off!

Can the Red Shorts find a way though this resolute Zwickau defence?

* Dominant - but with no luck in the final third! Many chances but nothing on the scoreboard, at half-time it is 0-0.


No goals yet for the 10,134 supporters in the stadium, but it has been an engaging first half. Hamburg have had the edge, but Zwickau are a well-organised side and look capable of nicking a goal on the break.

42' - Zwickau finish strongly

The home side have fought back over the last few minutes and have put Hamburg under sustained pressure. A cross is whipped into the box and striker Davy Frick was just inches away from connecting with it for what would surely have been a shock lead.

32' - Breakthrough in the air

Hamburg are gradually turning the screw and an opening goal feels to be just a matter of time now. In the last few minutes Filip Kostic has caused danger in the box with a menacing free-kick, Michael Gregoritsch has gone close with a header and Nicolai Müller has had a shot cleared off the line.

21' - Hamburg on top

HSV have so far had 71 per cent possession and fired off four shots, while Zwickau are yet to have an effort on goal. It's still 0-0, though.

9' - Feisty opening

Zwickau are certainly not afraid to get stuck in and are hounding their top-flight visitors aggressively - too aggressively for the liking of referee Robert Kempter, who has already issued the hosts with two yellow cards.

1' - Kick-off!

Hamburg's first competitive match of the new season is up and running, with a new-look HSV side eager to build on the renewed sense of optimism at the club this summer.

17:31 - Hamburg have arrived

The Bundesliga club are in Zwickau, and here is their team for this evening's cup tie:

16:54 - Hamburg honoured

Hamburg are quite proud to be the first guests to trample the turf in Zwickau's new stadium. This Tweet says: "This is where it will happen – Zwickau are even opening a brand new stadium especially for our cup tie!"

16:14 - Gates opening

Not long now before the gates will be opened for the first time at Zwickau's new stadium, with guests getting their first glimpse of the club's new home. The venue will be baptised with this evening's DFB Cup tie with Hamburger SV - what an occasion for the third-division club!

Here's a sneak glimpse at what the new stadium looks like...

15:11 - Cup draw on Friday

A nice reminder here from Gladbach that the draw for the second round, where there is no protection for Bundesliga sides - meaning they can meet each other from this stage - will take place on Friday night. Just three more names to go into the hat, and we will find out who they are in the next few hours.

14:51 - 'They have nothing to lose'

Thomas Tuchel on BVB's Cup opponents Eintracht Trier: "They have nothing to lose. We are prepared."

14:23 - Kruse blow

Werder Bremen, who were beaten by third-tier outfit Lotte on Sunday, will be without summer signing Max Kruse for the forseeable future after the forward suffered a knee injury in that defeat. More on that story here.

13:44 - Fantasy tips

While the first round of the cup is serious business for the Bundesliga coaches, it was also an ideal opportunity for you, the armchair coach, to pick up tips for Official Fantasy Bundesliga. That game starts next weekend and you only have a few more days to pick your team, so check out the video below and sign up here!

13:25 - Two left

16 out of 18 Bundesliga sides have already been in DFB Cup action, with 14 successfully crossing the first hurdle. Four of them needed a penalty shoot-out, though, and that should be enough of a warning to Hamburger SV and Borussia Dortmund, who are the last up later today.

Here's an overview with reports of all the DFB Cup matches played so far this weekend.

12:50 - Sizeable support

Dortmund can count on the backing of 2,000 fans in Trier tonight. They can expect many more to be sat in front of their TV screens cheering them on too, when the game gets underway at 20:30CEST/18:30GMT.

12:32 - New faces

There could be a few new faces in the Dortmund team compared with last season, including Marc Bartra. The former Barcelona defender is looking forrward to his first taste of DFB Cup football.

12:26 - Don't touch my Breel

Breel Embolo marked his debut with a goal as Schalke booked their place in the second round. What did you make of his performance?

11:24 - Dortmund getting warmed up

There's no putting their feet up in Trier for the Dortmund team, who have been put through their paces in a morning warm-up ahead of tonight's cup clash.

11:15 - Riding off the frustration

Bremen are, together with Leipzig, one of only two Bundesliga clubs to have fallen at the first hurdle in the DFB Cup this year. They were sent out on their bikes this morning to begin preparations for their Bundesliga opener against Bayern on Friday night.

10:39 - Zwickau's big day

It is Matchday, and for the Swans of Zwickau, that can mean just one thing: the arrival of Hamburger SV. It is a huge day for the Saxony club, who will open their brand spanking new stadium for the visit of the northern Germany giants. "It's the absolute highlight of post-reunification times," said the third-division club's sporting director Jörg Schade. Kick-off is at 18:30CEST/16:30GMT.

10.30 - Double blow

Dortmund's cause certainly wasn't helped by the news that Mario Götze (muscle problems) and Marco Reus (comeback from injury delayed) will miss the game.

10.00 - Unlucky omen?

Borussia Dortmund have reached the final of the DFB Cup in each of the last three seasons but certainly won’t be relishing the task facing them at the first hurdle this time round. Fourth-tier outfit Eintracht Trier hold unhappy memories for Dortmund in this competition. Having just won the UEFA Champions League and the World Club championship, Dortmund suffered a shock 2-1 defeat in Trier at the last-16 stage in 1997.

But although Thomas Tuchel is not taking the fixture lightly, the Dortmund coach is confident his side will progress.

"We have conducted an intense analysis of our opponents. They are compact and disciplined in defence," he said. "We’re not playing our first-ever cup tie though and I have full confidence in my team to win the game."

09:45 - 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. A host of 1. FC Köln stars staked their claim to be in your Official Fantasy Bundesliga side in their thumping 7-0 victory at BFC Preussen, Christoph Kramer showed his credentials in the holding midfield role, 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!

Watch: How to play the Official Fantasy Bundesliga:

09.30 - Guten Morgen!

It's the final day of DFB Cup action with Borussia Dortmund and Hamburger SV facing potentially tricky trips to Eintracht Trier and FSV Zwickau respectively. Sunday saw a day full of DFB Cup drama 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.

Click here for an overview of all the DFB Cup ties