FC Hansa Rostock - VfB Stuttgart 0: 1 (0: 1)
Bundesliga relegated VfB Stuttgart has won its first match in the DFB Cup. The team of coach Tim Walter prevailed at third division FC Hansa Rostock just 1: 0 (1: 0). Striker Hamadi Al Ghaddioui (19 minutes) scored the winning goal for the Swabians, who had previously lost all four matches in the DFB Cup against the Hanseatic League. Substitute substitute Al Ghaddioui was completely clear after a quick corner and had no trouble beating a cross from Daniel Didavi's cross from close range. Hansa put the setback away quickly and held against it. However, the effort was lacking in playful precision and consistency. Center-forward John Verhoek had the best of chances when he headed past the left post in the 60th minute. The stormy final offensive was unsuccessful.
Karlsruher SC - Hannover 96 2: 0 (0: 0)
Hannover 96 retired after the false start in the 2nd Bundesliga in the DFB Cup in the first round. The second league duel at league leaders Karlsruher SC lost the team 0: 2 (0: 0). Lukas Grozurek (53.minute) and Marvin Wanitzek met for the Badener (61.). In a balanced first half both teams acted carefully and avoided too much risk, but the guests could have taken the lead. In the second half, the hosts earned the victory, because they were the combative better team and Hannover did not even let the game build up. Hannover remains without victory after three competitive games of the new season. Karlsruhe retaliated with his victory for the clear 0: 6 in the first round of the cup one year ago against Hannover.