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DFB-Pokal Borussia Monchengladbach, Augsburg, Cologne Crush Lower League Teams

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Borussia Mnchengladbach, Augsburg and Cologne loved enormous wins over lower-league opposition to advance to the second spherical of the German Cup.

  • Associated Press Berlin
  • Last Updated: September 13, 2020, 6:59 AM IST


Borussia Mnchengladbach, Augsburg and Cologne loved enormous wins over lower-league opposition to guide their locations within the second spherical of the German Cup on Saturday.

Gladbach warmed up for its Bundesliga opener towards Borussia Dortmund subsequent weekend by routing fourth-tier Oberneuland 8-0, Augsburg thrashed fifth-tier Eintracht Celle 7-0, and Cologne loved a 6-Zero win over fourth-tier Berlin-based Altglienicke.

All three underdogs gave up their cherished house benefit for the video games after discovering they might not meet the stringent circumstances set by the German soccer authorities to reduce the chance of coronavirus infections.

Up to 300 supporters have been allowed at every sport in Mnchengladbach and Cologne, whereas there have been none in Augsburg’s empty stadium.

Union Frstenwalde, from the north-east regional league, additionally gave up its house rights and was crushed in Wolfsburg’s empty reserve stadium 4-1.

Leipzig had little issue in beating second-division Nuremberg 3-Zero away, whereas Eintracht Frankfurt labored previous third-division host 1860 Munich 2-1.

There have been wins, too, for Bochum and Osnabrck at Engers and Todesfelde, respectively.

American midfielder Julian Green scored in additional time to assist second-division Greuther Frth win at fifth-tier Meinerzhagen 6-1.

Union Berlin and Werder Bremen have been among the many sides taking part in later Saturday.

Schalke’s sport towards Bavarian facet Schweinfurt on Sunday was referred to as off on Friday after Turkgucu Munich lodged a grievance. Turkgucu contends it ought to be taking part in Schalke because it was the native regional league chief forward of Schweinfurt when the division resumed after its pandemic-induced break. Bavarian soccer authorities had already declared Turkgucu promoted to the third division for the brand new season, making second-placed Schweinfurt the perfect Bavarian beginner facet on the time of registration for the cup.

Defending champion Bayern Munich’s sport was put again to October to present the facet extra time to get well after profitable the Champions League on Aug. 23.

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