The first mandatory task of the season is coming up and in Frankfurt memories of last year’s cup embarrassment against SV Waldhof Mannheim are awakened. (DFB Cup, 1st main round: 1. FC Magdeburg – Eintracht Frankfurt, from 8.46 p.m. in the SPORT1-live ticker)
This time the SBU has to play against Magdeburg who have been promoted to the second division and coach Oliver Glasner will avoid being eliminated again in the first round: “They have a lot of fast, lively players on offense,” the Austrian warned his team.
Glasner does not want to rest players on his second attempt, as he did before the first Bundesliga matchday against Borussia Dortmund: “That was wrong of me,” admitted the Frankfurt coach.
Unlike the Bundesliga club, the Magdeburg team started competitive games two weeks ago. The Titz-Elf followed the opening defeat against Düsseldorf with a win against Karlsruhe.
“We want to try to make a lot of things possible in front of our home crowd,” says head coach Christian Titz optimistically ahead of the cup duel. The two teams met at the start of the competition back in 2016. The SBU continued to tremble after penalties and only had to admit defeat to BVB in the final. (NEWS: All current information about the DFB Cup)
However, unsightly scenes in the stands overshadowed the first round game. Frankfurt fans threw a smoke bomb in the direction of Magdeburg, who had tried to storm the interior, causing an interruption of several minutes. On Monday, the police are said to be prepared for a large-scale operation.
Union before duty against Chemnitz
Union Berlin should look back with much more satisfaction on the past edition of the cup. The Iron Marched through to the semi-finals, where they failed at eventual title winners RB Leipzig.
Accordingly, the team around coach Urs Fischer, who has to worry about his time on the sidelines after an injury, is aware of his role as favorites in the duel against the regional league. (DFB Cup, 1st main round: Chemnitzer FC – 1st FC Union Berlin, from 6:01 p.m. in the SPORT1-live ticker)
Nevertheless, Union does not take the game lightly: “They are a good team, where you can see the handwriting of the coach,” assistant coach Markus Hoffmann praised the work of Christian Tiffert, who only took over from Chemnitz at the beginning of July .
“We don’t want to freeze in awe,” explained the new soccer coach for the Saxons before the game after a year’s DFB Cup break. In the pre-season, Chemnitzer FC, fifth in the previous year, leads a draw and a win. The league opener is next Saturday against Tennis Borussia Berlin.
The teams have already met 41 times in the past and, curiously, the current regional league team has the better record. However, that doesn’t change the fact that Chemnitz played the game against Berlin as an outsider despite Awoniyi’s departure. The Köpenicker can draw from the full without intervention. (DATA: DFB Cup results and schedule)
Darmstadt against Ingolstadt demanded, Werder has to go to Cottbus
The hidden quartet on duty Monday has yet to prove itself. While Ingolstadt made it to the second round last year and was defeated by Dortmund there, Darmstadt and Bremen were eliminated in round one. Cottbus returns to competition after 2019.
Werder, who have been promoted to the Bundesliga, have been assigned a feasible task with regional league team Energie Cottbus. Coach Ole Werner does not want to “do any experiments”, but has to do without six professionals: Among others, Niklas Stark and Jean-Manuel Mbom will not be available to Bremen. (DFB Cup, 1st main round: FC Energie Cottbus – SV Werder Bremen, from 6:01 p.m. in the SPORT1-live ticker)
Ingolstadt vs. Darmstadt is a duel between a third and second division team. The team from the Audi Sportpark was relegated and still measured itself against the Lilies in the past season. However, a goal difference of 1:8 from the two duels speaks clearly for Torsten Lieberknecht’s team, who celebrates his birthday on Monday.
Nevertheless, the former Duisburg coach has no intention of underestimating the opponent: “Ingolstadt have a team that, in my opinion, almost has a stronger squad than last year in the 2nd division. We also have to be on track,” Lieberknecht praised the ex-Bundesliga club. (DFB Cup, 1st main round: FC Ingolstadt 04 – SV Darmstadt 98, from 6:01 p.m. in SPORT1-live ticker)
All games of the 1st main round in the DFB-Pokal on Monday at a glance:
Monday 6:01 p.m
Chemnitz FC – 1. FC Union Berlin
FC Ingolstadt – SV Darmstadt 98
Energie Cottbus – Werder Bremen
Monday 8:46 p.m