Urs Fischer's team ran out 4-0 victors, while Paderborn put seven goals beyond Cottbus. Hansa Rostock needed penalties to overcome Regionalliga side FSV Frankfurt.
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Union Berlin faced off against Regionalliga Sudwest side Astoria Walldorf this afternoon. Urs Fischer opted for a full-strength line-up which included Chelsea loanee David Datro Fofana. ‘Die Eisernen’ made the breakthrough from the penalty spot when Fofana was taken down. Knoche made no mistake as he sent Idjakovic the wrong way. Sheraldo Becker and Diogo Leite would make it 3-0 before the interval. Becker afforded an easy tap-in from Behrens, while Leite curled his effort into the top right corner.
Fischer made two substitutions just before the hour mark. Laidouni was called ashore for Haberer, as Brenden Aaronson replaced Sheraldo Becker. Trimmel and Jordan Siebatcheu made substitute cameos of their own late on. Haberer’s volley on 80 minutes put Union 4-0 to the good. The score would remain that way until the final whistle, as the Koepenick based club qualify for the second round.
FSV Frankfurt 1 – Hansa Rostock 1 (0-3 on penalties)
A nicely worked corner set-piece gave Regionalliga side FSV Frankfurt a shock lead over Hansa Rostock. McLemore arrived in the box unmarked and while his initial shot was blocked, he pounced on the rebound to fire home. Rostock pushed aggressively for the equaliser as they continued to impose themselves on the game. Serhat Gueler would eventually step forward and fire through Matuwila’s legs for 1-1. FSV Frankfurt agonisingly close to shutting the game out but extra-time would have to do. FSV keeper, Justin Ospelt would make a series of fine saves to keep Rostock at bay. Penalties would ultimately separate the teams – Hasna would prevail 3-0 as shot stopper Markus Kolke proved to be the hero saving all three penalties faced.
Energie Cottbus 0 – Paderborn 7
A third minute own goal set Paderborn on their way to the second round of the DfB Pokal. A calamitous own goal at that, as Pelivan unintentionally blocked Milde’s clearance and the ball rebounded into the net. Musliu converted with his head eight minutes later, and Bilbija made it 3-0 on 20 minutes with a right footed strike. It took a further six second-half minutes for Bilbija to double his personal tally for the afternoon. Florent Muslija converted a 64th minute freekick which capped off a fine individual performance. Substitute Klass and midfielder Hansen added a further two goals. A resounding 7-0 win for the visitors who march on to the second round.