No real shockers in the 2nd main round of the DFB Cup. 3.Liga and below sides automatically get home field advantage against Bnudesliga/2.Liga clubs. No such luck for 2.Liga clubs against their richer cousins. Attendance was ho-hum, mainly due to lack of attractive matchups.
From the amateur ranks, Berliner AK47 (hehe) gave a good fight, but they were without a chance against 2.Liga 1860. No Hoffenheim to role over and disgrace themselves. Worms gave a good account of themselves battling against 1. FC Köln before falling on penalties. Wormatia certainly had a memorable Cup run, having knocked out Hertha BSC earlier. TSV Havelse gave crap Bochum a decent match, but were also eliminated.
The stronger Bundesliga clubs really had no problems, Schalke, Dortmund and Bayern romping home easily against 2.Liga opponents. Bayer Leverkusen struggled against Bielefeld, but eventually prevailed in overtime.
The only 3.Liga clubs left are Offenbach, which controlled the match against disappointing Union, and Karlsruhe, who by beating Duisburg just showed that the Zebras maybe do belong in last place in the 2.Liga.
Berliner AK 07 - 1860 München 0:3 (0:1) 2,403 Wormatia Worms - 1. FC Köln 0:0 pen (K) 7,203 * Preußen Münster - FC Augsburg 0:1 (0:0) 16,269 * Eint, Braunschweig - SC Freiburg 0:2 (0:1) 20,167 TSV Havelse - VfL Bochum 1:3 (1:1) 3,371 FC Schalke 04 - SV Sandhausen 3:0 (1:0) 52,790 VfR Aalen - Borussia Dortmund 1:4 (0:2) 13,251 * 1. FSV Mainz 05 - Erzgebirge Aue 2:0 (1:0) 12,677 Karlsruher SC - MSV Duisburg 1:0 (0:0) 14,921 Arminia Bielefeld - Bayer Leverkusen 2:3 aet 24,771 Kickers Offenbach - 1. FC Union Berlin 2:0 (0:0) 12,247 VfB Stuttgart - FC St. Pauli 3:0 (3:0) 26,100 Hannover 96 - Dynamo Dresden 1:1 pen (H) 35,000 Bayern München - 1. FC Kaiserslautern 4:0 (1:0) 71,000 * Fortuna Düsseldorf - Borussia M'gladbach 1:0 aet 54,000 * VfL Wolfsburg - FSV Frankfurt 2:0 (0:0) 7,538 * - indicates sell-out