German Cup: Bundesliga sides Mainz and Augsburg suffer shock defeats; Schalke, Bayer Leverkusen progress

Augsburg's defence looked helpless in the first half as an own-goal from Marek Suchy and a well-worked goal from Ron Schallenberg gave SC Verl a shock 2-0 lead. Andre Hahn's 83rd minute penalty proved to be little more than a consolation effort.

Agence France-Presse August 10, 2019 22:46:25 IST
German Cup: Bundesliga sides Mainz and Augsburg suffer shock defeats; Schalke, Bayer Leverkusen progress
  • Mainz were one of two Bundesliga sides to be dumped out of German Cup on Saturday

  • Mainz lost 0-2 to sleeping giants Kaiserslautern

  • SC Verl humbled Bundesliga outfit Augsburg with deserved 2-1 win

Berlin: Mainz were one of two Bundesliga sides to be dumped out of the German Cup in Saturday's first round after falling to a 2-0 derby defeat at sleeping giants Kaiserslautern.

Midfielder Florian Pick sealed a sensational win for third-tier Kaiserslautern with a 90th minute strike after Manfred Starke's penalty had given them the lead on 63 minutes.

German Cup Bundesliga sides Mainz and Augsburg suffer shock defeats Schalke Bayer Leverkusen progress

Augsburg lost 1-2 to SC Verl. @FCA_World

The four-time German champions were not the only giant-killers on Saturday however, with fourth-tier side SC Verl humbling Bundesliga outfit Augsburg with a deserved 2-1 win.

Augsburg's defence looked helpless in the first half as an own-goal from Marek Suchy and a well-worked goal from Ron Schallenberg gave Verl a shock 2-0 lead.

Andre Hahn's 83rd minute penalty proved to be little more than a consolation effort.

Elsewhere, Fortuna Duesseldorf came from behind to survive a scare against fifth-tier side Villingen.

Rouwen Hennings and 18-year-old Ghanaian Kevin Ofori sealed the win in extra-time for Duesseldorf after Nana Ampomah had cancelled out Steven Ukoh's first-half penalty.

Schalke fans used their 5-0 victory over Drochtersen/Assel to protest against chairman Clemens Toennies, who has temporarily stepped down over a racism scandal earlier this month.

Supporters held up banners reading "Show Toennies the red card" before watching their side cruise into the second round thanks to goals from Steven Skrzybski, Guido Burgstaller, Munir Mercan and Daniel Caligiuri.

Bayer Leverkusen also progressed, beating fourth-tier Alemannia Aachen 4-1, Peter Hackenberg's own-goal and strikes from Kevin Volland, Leon Bailey and Kai Havertz saw Leverkusen sail into the next round.

An extra-time goal from Luca Waldschmidt saw Freiburg beat third-tier Magdeburg, while second division sides Dynamo Dresden, Erzgebirge Aue and Arminia Bielefeld all comfortably knocked out lower league opposition.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

What to watch in European football today: Leicester hoping to spoil Liverpool's record, Milan to test unbeaten run against Napoli
Sports

What to watch in European football today: Leicester hoping to spoil Liverpool's record, Milan to test unbeaten run against Napoli

Liverpool have not lost their last 63 league games at home. That matches a club record set in December 1980 which was ended by a defeat to Leicester.

ISL: FC Goa announce three-year strategic partnership with Bundesliga heavyweights RB Leipzig
Sports

ISL: FC Goa announce three-year strategic partnership with Bundesliga heavyweights RB Leipzig

The Red Bull-backed German club have been in talks since 2018 with Goa, who finished top of the ISL league last season, but lost in the play-offs.

Bundesliga awaits debut of Borussia Dortmund teenager Youssoufa Moukoko
Sports

Bundesliga awaits debut of Borussia Dortmund teenager Youssoufa Moukoko

Bundesliga had Youssoufa Moukoko in mind when it dropped the minimum age from 17 to 16 at a meeting in April. The striker could make his debut against Hertha Berlin on Saturday, making him the youngest player in league history.