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The first round of the DFB-Pokal has been plunged into more controversy after Osnabruck and RB Leipzig's fixture had to be abandoned.
Bayer Leverkusen Kaiserslautern almost proved Bayer Leverkusen's tormentors in the DFB-Pokal for a second year running as the Bundesliga side needed extra-time to progress to the quarter-finals on Tuesday.
Markus Gisdol Hoffenheim cannot continue to improve at their current rate, according to coach Markus Gisdol, as the Bundesliga team prepare to face second-tier Aalen in the DFB Pokal.
Borussia M'gladbach Kickers Offenbach will be light on match practice when they host Borussia Monchengladbach in the DFB Pokal round of 16 on Wednesday.
Borussia Dortmund Jurgen Klopp has warned Borussia Dortmund they will face a "real cup team" in Dynamo Dresden in the DFB-Pokal third round.
Borussia Dortmund There were much-needed wins for Bundesliga sides Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund in Tuesday's DFB-Pokal second-round action.
Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund will be hoping the DFB-Pokal provides some welcome relief from their Bundesliga woes.
Holders Bayern Munich have been dealt a potentially tricky second-round tie against Hamburg in the DFB-Pokal.
Bayern Munich started their DFB-Pokal defence with a comfortable win while fourth-tier Magdeburg shocked top-flight Augsburg 1-0.
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