• Wolfsburg edge FSV Frankfurt on Saturday night.
  • Wins for Gladbach and Schalke; Leipzig knocked out.
  • DFB Cup holders Bayern beat Jena 5-0 on Friday evening.

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Archive: DFB Cup live blog, Friday 19 August

22:59 - That's a wrap!

Wolfsburg were made to work hard on the night, but they did just enough to get their noses over the finish line. The Wolves join Bundesliga roommates FC Bayern, Augsburg, Schalke, Gladbach, Köln and Freiburg in the hat for the second round, but one team that won't be there are new kids on the block RB Leipzig, who went out on penalties to SG Dynamo Dresden.

Sunday sees Leverkusen, Mainz, Bremen, Hoffenheim, Eintracht Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Ingolstadt and Hertha Berlin take to the DFB Cup stage, so be sure to join us then for more reaction, build-up and match action as we creep ever closer to the start of the 2016/17 Bundesliga campaign.

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Wolfsburg breathe a collective sigh of relief after being pushed all the way by 3. Liga club FSV Frankfurt. In the end, though, a first-half own goal and a poacher's strike from Bas Dost are enough to send the Wolves into the second round.

52 - Wolves pegged back!

FSV's Fabian Schleusener reduces the arrears in Frankfurt. Surely just a blip for the Wolves...?


Very comfortable indeed for Wolfsburg, who lead FSV Frankfurt 2-0 at the break. Daniel Didavi has chipped in with both assists from midfield, but has he done enough to persuade you to part with 14million of your 150million transfer kitty on the Official Fantasy Bundesliga? Here's a reminder of how to play:

16' - Eat Dost!

Wolfsburg strike again as Bas Dost fires home off the underside of the crossbar following some good work down the left-hand side from Daniel Didavi. 2-0 already and this man isn't even on the pitch:

5' - Dream start for the Wolves

A bit of good fortune, but the travelling Wolfsburg fans don't care. They're already celebrating and the game is only five minutes old.

20:45 - Kick-off!

Under way between third-tier outfit FSV Frankfurt and VfL Wolfsburg. Can the 2014/15 DFB Cup winners book their place in the second round alongside holders Bayern, Augsburg, Schalke, Gladbach, Köln and Freiburg?

19:56 - Wolfsburg starting line-up

Summer signings Jeffrey Bruma, Yannick Gerhardt, Daniel Didavi and Jakub Blaszczykowski all get the nod for Wolfsburg in Frankfurt. Peruvian defender Carlos Ascues is handed his first start and only second appearance for the club after missing all but eight minutes of the 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign through injury.

19:42 - Mayoral fired up

Wolfsburg striker Borja Mayoral, a summer loan signing from Real Madrid CF, cannot wait for tonight's DFB Cup first-round clash with FSV Frankfurt:

"Starting my journey in Germany with a game in the cup. Come on VfL Wolfsburg!"

18:51 - Modeste the man

Just the one goal for Anthony Modeste in 1. FC Köln's 7-0 rout of BFC Preussen this afternoon, but the Frenchman still goes home with the man-of-the-match accolade. His hat-trick in last season's DFB Cup first round was the precursor to an impressive 15-goal haul in the Bundesliga - can he match that tally in 2016/17 or perhaps even better it? If you fancy the 28-year-old goal-getter to hit double figures, why not sign him up for your Official Fantasy Bundesliga team? Go on, you know you want to!

18:23 - More from the Schalke camp

Leipzig beaten on penalties!

Bundesliga newcomers RB Leipzig fall at the first hurdle in the DFB Cup. Leipzig led 2-0 at one stage and had chances to win it in extra time, but captain Dominik Kaiser's miss in the ensuing spot-kick proved decisive and Bundesliga 2 side SG Dynamo Dresden progress.

118' - Werner offside!

Leipzig fans on their feet as Timo Werner slots into the far corner, but it won't count. He was clearly offside and it looks like we'll have penalties in Dresden...

17:53 - Kramer frank

Christoph Kramer, back at Gladbach after a season with Bayer 04 Leverkusen, says the Foals were good value for the win against regional side SV Drochtersen/Assel:

17:51 - As expected for Aogo

Embolo's fellow goalscorer Dennis Aogo echoed his new teammate's assessment of the game:

17:47 - Modest Embolo targets improvement

Breel Embolo scored a debut goal in Villingen, but the Schalke forward knows there is much more to come from the Royal Blues in the months ahead:

Half-time in extra-time!

It remains 2-2 between Dresden and Leipzig. The Bundesliga new boys have been the better side, though, with summer signing Timo Werner looking particularly lively in the final third...


Routine wins for Schalke, Köln and Freiburg. Gladbach also progress to the second round, thanks to a narrow 1-0 success. Still no Bundesliga casualties in this season's DFB Cup. Let's hope it stays that way, with Leipzig into extra-time against Dresden...

88 - Goal o'clock!

A blot to the Schalke copybook as Villingen pull a goal back, while over in Berlin, Yuya Osako grabs his second and Köln's seventh - yes, SEVENTH - of the afternoon!

86' - Hunter games!

Schalke goal machine Klaas-Jan Huntelaar gets in on the act in Villingen, following a fine piece of interchange involving Franco Di Santo and Alessandro Schöpf. Is he the man to lead your line in the Official Fantasy Bundesliga? Not sure? How about this for stat? The Dutchman has hit double figures in all but one of his six seasons to date in the Bundesliga...

79' - Köln make it six!

This is officially a rout! Selfless from Artjoms Rudnevs, who tees up Yuya Osako from close range after the Japan international had seen his initial effort saved.

78- Leipzig pegged back!

Leipzig were 2-0 up at the break, but a second goal from Stefan Kutschke has levelled matters for hosts Dresden!

78' - Rudnevs off the mark!

Marcel Risse turns provider for Artjoms Rudnevs, who out-jumps his marker at the back post and powers a header into the net. Peter Stöger's men now 5-0 up at Preussen!

75' - Geis rocket!

We'll let the emojis do the talking for this one:

71' - Köln grab a fourth!

The Billy Goats really have their tails up now. Leonardo Bittencourt sends in a right-wing cross, Simon Zoller lets it run and Marcel Risse slams home off the underside of the crossbar. Emphatic!

69 - Four-star Freiburg!

Babelsberg goalkeeper Kevin Otremba saves well from Maximilian Philipp, but Florian Niederlechner follows in to extend Freiburg’s lead.

68' - Anything Freiburg can do...

Köln also have a third goal against Preussen. Konstantin Rausch supplies the cross and, with the goalkeeper in no man's man, Dominic Maroh has the simple task of heading into the empty net. Ten out of ten from roaming left-back Rausch so far: one goal and one assist.

63' - Grifo!!!!

A trademark free-kick from that man Vincenzo Grifo gives Freiburg an unassailable 3-0 lead in Babelsberg. Two goals and an assist - an Official Fantasy Bundesliga coach's dream! Here's a reminder of how to play:

55' - Gladbach breakthrough!

Julian Korb prods home to give Gladbach the lead against SV Drochtersen/Assel. He took it really well, but credit to Christoph Kramer for a fine turn and cross in the build-up. Our Official Fantasy Bundesliga scout, Flo, will be happy with that!

47' - Dresden pull one back!

Hold that thought! Dynamo Dresden have halved the deficit against Bundesliga newcomers RB Leipzig, thanks to Stefan Kutschke's penalty!

Second half!

Under way again up and down the country. Gladbach need a goal to settle the nerves, but Schalke, Köln, Freiburg and Leipzig look to be coasting into the second round.


Schalke, Köln, Freiburg and Leipzig all lead, but Gladbach - following their midweek win over BSC Young Boys in the UEFA Champions League group stage play-offs - are being held to a goalless draw by regional outfit SV Drochtersen/Assel.

45- Modeste!

Anthony Modeste scored his debut goals for Köln in last season's DFB Cup first round and went on to net 15 times in the Bundesliga in 2015/16. He's done it again against Preussen - bodes well for the Billy Goats and any Official Fantasy Bundesliga coaches willing to part with 14million for the French striker.

45' - Goal for Leipzig!

The writing's on the wall for Dresden now. The referee points to the spot after Manuel Konrad handles in the box, and Dominik Kaiser calmly strokes the ensuing penalty into the net, sending the goalkeeper the wrong way for good measure.

40' - Freiburg double lead!

Great cross from Vincenzo Grifo, textbook header from Janik Haberer and Freiburg are cruising!

20' - Oh Embolo, oh Embolo!

Schalke double their lead in Villingen. It's another move borne on the left-hand side, with Sead Kolasinac whipping a devilishly good ball towards the back post, where Breel Embolo slides in to open his account for the Royal Blues.

20' - Grifo from the spot!

Freiburg take the lead in Babelsberg! Florian Niederlechner went down in the box and midfielder Vincenzo Grifo, who registered 14 goals and 15 assists in Bundesliga 2 last term, made no mistake from the spot. He can be yours for 11m on the Official Fantasy Bundesliga!

19' - Köln in front!

Konstantin Rausch with an unstoppable free-kick that goes in off the inside of the right-hand post to give Köln a deserved lead against Preussen.

15' - Leipzig strike first in Dresden!

Easy header for Leipzig's Austria international midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, who ghosts into the six-yard box to head Diego Demme's probing cross into the net.

10' - Schalke lead!

Pick that out! Dennis Aogo curls home from 18 yards to give Schalke the lead with their first effort on goal. He's a defender, remember, so that would have scored you six points on the Official Fantasy Bundesliga - or even 12 if he was your captain!

15:30 - Away we go!

Up and running around the grounds. Stay with us for live text updates throughout as Bundesliga quintet Schalke, Gladbach, Köln, Freiburg and Leipzig look to avoid a major cupset.

15:25 - Schalke's talent mine

There are some quality players in the Schalke starting line-up this afternoon. Captain Benedikt Höwedes is back, while Ghana international wing-back Abdul Rahman Baba and Swiss forward Breel Embolo make their competitive debuts for the club. All three have their merits, but will any of them make it into your Official Fantasy Bundesliga ensembles?

15:13 - FC 08 Villingen vs FC SCHALKE 04


BFC Preussen vs 1. FC KÖLN

SV Babelsberg 03 vs SC FREIBURG

SG Dynamo Dresden vs RB LEIPZIG

15:07 - Kick-off draws near

Five games this afternoon involving Bundesliga clubs, plus one more tonight. Team news coming right up...

14:29 - Back on familiar territory

Bayern have returned home following yesterday's 5-0 win over Carl Zeiss Jena.

14:11 - We're coming for you!

The banana spoils this somewhat...

13:47 - Greetings from the Schwarzwald!

Should be a cracking atmosphere at the home of SC Freiburg this afternoon.

13:31 - Leipzig fans out in force

The Bundesliga new boys travel to local rivals Dynamo Dresden this afternoon. What a cup tie that is set to be!

13:07 - Sensational indeed!

Sounds like Diego Benaglio had a special visitor yesterday. Hopefully she's staying on to watch the Wolves tackle FSV Frankfurt later today...

12:49 - Ready to roll

Team bus: check! The Schalke coach is waiting to whisk the Royal Blues squad off to Freiburg's Schwarzwald-Stadion, venue of today's clash with Villingen.

12:31 - Gladbach fixture pile-up?

Not exactly, but Borussia Mönchengladbach head coach Andre Schubert has half an eye on Wednesday's UEFA Champions League play-off second leg against BSC Young Boys, despite the fact that the Foals won the first leg 3-1 in Bern.

12:12 - Augsburg's main man

He was on Friday at least. Ja-Cheol Koo was named Man of the Match for his display in Die Fuggerstädter's 2-0 success over Ravensburg. The South Korea international seems to be making a late claim for a Fantasy call-up...

11:49 - Signing off

Bayern are heading off back to Munich - but not before signing a few autographs for the hundreds of fans in Jena.

11:26 - Recovery time

A Robert Lewandowski-inspired Bayern München eased into the second round with a comfortable 5-0 win over fourth-division Carl Zeiss Jena. Arturo Vidal and Mats Hummels also got on the score sheet for Carlo Ancelotti's side. Elsewhere, FC Augsburg overcame FV Ravensburg 2-0, while Bundesliga 2 outfit FC St. Pauli beat VfB Lübeck 3-0.

If you don't have Lewandowski in your Bundesliga Fantasy squad yet, now might be the time to include the Poland international! Head here!

11:00 - Good morning!

Welcome back everyone. The 2016/17 DFB Cup got off to a flyer on Friday, with reigning champions FC Bayern München romping to a 5-0 win over Carl Zeiss Jena. There's plenty more action to look forward to on Saturday as the likes of Borussia Mönchengladbach, VfL Wolfsburg and FC Schalke 04 get their campaigns off and running.

Stay with us throughout the day for updates, team news, reaction and more!

13 games are taking place today!