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Three Bundesliga teams knocked out in German Cup

Modified 05 Aug 2013, 13:25 IST

Berlin, Aug 5 (IANS)

Police and Security forces keep Werder Bremen supporters off the pitch during the DFB Cup first round match between 1. FC Saarbrücken and Werder Bremen on August 4, 2013 in Saarbruecken, Germany. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Werder Bremen, Borussia Monchengladbach and newly-promoted Braunschweig were eliminated by lower league teams in the first round of the DFB Pokal German Cup.

Bremen experienced a surprising 1-3 overtime loss to third division side Saarbrucken Sunday, reports Xinhua.

Third division team Darmstadt upset Borussia Monchengladbach 5-4 on penalties following 120 goalless minutes. Both goalkeepers denied one penalty but, Monchengladbach’s Branimir Hrgota squandered the decisive penalty when he lobbed the ball on to the bar.

Newly promoted Eintracht Braunschweig lost to second division side Arminia Bielefeld 1-2.

Elsewhere, Hannover progressed into the second round with a 2-0 win over fourth division side Victoria Hamburg owing to the goals by Artur Sobiech and Szabolcs Huszti.

Vedad Ibisevic donated a brace to secure Stuttgart a 2-0 triumph over fifth division team BFC Dynamo.

Newly promoted Hertha Berlin carved out a 3-2 win over fourth division team Neumuenster thanks to the decider from Sami Allagui in the dying minutes of the match.

Frankfurt overpowered fourth division side Illertissen 2-0 to book a berth in the second round.

Defending champions Bayern Munich and Schalke will step into contest Monday.

Published 05 Aug 2013, 13:25 IST
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