Bremen and Borussia MG both advanced to the last 16 of the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday night, though Schalke 04 missed out.
Struggling VfB Stuttgart got the better of fourth-tier Regionalliga opponents Carl Ziess Jena with a first-half goal from Austria international Martin Harnik before Romanian midfielder Alexandru Maxim added an injury-time second.
Eintracht Braunschweig were comfortable in their 4-0 victory over fifth-tier Oberliga side Reutlingen, with Gerrit Holtmann scoring a brace alongside strikes from Emil Berggreen and Orhan Ademi.
Schalke 04 were the losers in an all-Bundesliga clash with Borussia MG, with goals coming either side of halftime from Lars Stindl and Thorgan Hazard in a 2-0 win.
Bremen came out on top of a tightly-contested clash with 1. FC Köln, where Nigerian forward Anthony Ujah’s 23rd-minute goal was the difference between the two sides, giving Die Werderaner a 1-0 win.
Jena 0-2 VfB Stuttgart
Reutlingen 0-4 Braunschweig
Schalke 04 0-2 Borussia MG
Bremen 1-0 1. FC Köln