The Group of 16 in the DFB Pokal kicked off today. Both Bundeliga leaders, FC Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Dortmund participated. Bayern played VFL Bochum and didn't settle the score until one minute into extra time, coming away with a 2-1 victory.
1.FC Nuernberg was eliminated by SpVgg Greuther Fuerth by a single goal in that game and Hoffenheim eliminated Augsburg from the competition with a 2-1 victory.
To say the least, the Bundesliga sides had great difficulty today. Dortmund dominated the game but was unable to crack a superb Duesseldorf defence. Munich, which was playing without Mueller seemed to be disorganized with several missed passes. The flow was missing from the game.
VFL Bochum vs Bayern Muenchen 1-2
Hoffenheim vs FC Augsburg 2-1
1.FC Nuernberg vs Greuther Fuerth 0-1
Fortuna Duesseldorf vs Bor Dortmund 0-0 (4-5 Penalty Kicks)
Hertha BSC Berlin vs 1. FC Kaiserslautern 3-1
Holstein Kiel vs Mainz 05 2-0
VFB Stuttgart vs Hamburger SV 2-1
Bor Moenchgladbach vs Schalke 04 3-1