Mainz And Augsburg Suffer Shock Defeats In German Cup
Muhammad Rameez 9 days ago Sat 10th August 2019 | 11:14 PM
Mainz were one of two Bundesliga sides to be dumped out of the German Cup in Saturday's first round after falling to a 2-0 derby defeat at sleeping giants Kaiserslautern
Midfielder Florian Pick sealed a sensational win for third-tier Kaiserslautern with a 90th minute strike after Manfred Starke's penalty had given them the lead on 63 minutes.
Andre Hahn's 83rd minute penalty proved to be little more than a consolation effort.
Elsewhere, Fortuna Duesseldorf came from behind to survive a scare against fifth-tier side Villingen.
Rouwen Hennings and 18-year-old Ghanaian Kevin Ofori sealed the win in extra-time for Duesseldorf after Nana Ampomah had cancelled out Steven Ukoh's first-half penalty.
Supporters held up banners reading "Show Toennies the red card" before watching their side cruise into the second round thanks to goals from Steven Skrzybski, Guido Burgstaller, Munir Mercan and Daniel Caligiuri.
Bayer Leverkusen also progressed, beating fourth-tier Alemannia Aachen 4-1, Peter Hackenberg's own-goal and strikes from Kevin Volland, Leon Bailey and Kai Havertz saw Leverkusen sail into the next round.
An extra-time goal from Luca Waldschmidt saw Freiburg beat third-tier Magdeburg, while second division sides Dynamo Dresden, Erzgebirge Aue and Arminia Bielefeld all comfortably knocked out lower league opposition.