Erzgebirge Aue 1 – Werder Bremen 2 (DFB Pokal, September 23, 2008) The hosts, playing in the third tier of German football, took the lead thanks to a wonder strike from Muller, who arrowed a shot in the top corner after seven minutes. Werder hit back not longer after, Claudio Pizarro flicked a header goalwards and the keeper was slow to react. (Muller & Pizarro’s goals .) Rosenberg sowed up the narrow victory scoring in the second half.
Augsburg 0 – Bayer Leverkusen 2 (DFB Pokal, September 23, 2008) Stefan Kiessling put Leverkusen ahead with a fantastic looped half-volley from 25-yards out. Arturo Vidal netted Leverkusen’s second goal 11 minutes from time.
Mainz 3 – FC Koln 1 (DFB Pokal, September 23, 2008) Aristide Bance put the home side in front with a header on 61 minutes, and Miroslav Karhan made it 2-0 from the penalty spot seven minutes later. Youssef Mohamad pulled one back for Cologne on 73 minutes, but substitute Milorad Pekovic made it 3-1 for Mainz 11 minutes from time.
Eintracht Frankfurt 1 – Hansa Rostock 2 (AET) (DFB Pokal, September 23, 2008) Martin Fenin put the Bundesliga side in front just before the break, but Enrico Kern equalised for Bundedliga II side Rostock on 53 minutes. Rostock goalkeeper Joerg Hahnel then saved a penalty from Caio before Kern netted the winner in the first half of extra time.
Schalke 2 – Hannover 0 (DFB Pokal, September 23, 2008) Schalke progressed to the last 16Â thanks to a second-half brace from defender Heiko Westermann. Hanover had 13 players unavailable due to injury and illness but had their rescheduling request turned down by the German Football Federation.
1860 Munich* 0 – Duisburg 0 (5-4 Pens) (DFB Pokal, September 23, 2008)
Energie Cottbus 3 – Monchengladbach 0 (DFB Pokal, September 23, 2008)