DFB-Pokal, Round 2

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

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