Easy does it for Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal

Aung Thu at Muangthong United

Borussia Dortmund had no trouble whatsoever in dispatching Eintracht Trier at the Moselstadion, while Kicker Offenbach made visiting Hannover sweat for their right to progress to the DFB-Pokal third round.

Last season’s Bundesliga runners-up, Borussia Dortmund, scored three unanswered goals in the first half of their tie against fourth-tier Eintracht Trier.

Shinji Kagawa grabbed a brace and Andre Schurrle volleyed home a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cross to put the result beyond doubt as early as the 45th minute.

The visitors failed to score in the second half despite a plethora of chances but, in the end, did more than enough to overpower their opponents.

Fourth-tier Kickers Offenbach hosted what was easily the most entertaining match of the day, holding out against second-division Hannover for 120 minutes before Salif Sané broke their fans' hearts with a winner at the death.

The visitors had scored twice in the first quarter of the match through Martin Harnik and Felix Klaus, before a brace from Serkan Firat cancelled out their lead. 

Bundesliga club Hamburger SV notched an expected, albeit unconvincing, away-win over lowly Zwickau

Croatian playmaker Alen Halilovic came off the bench to score the game’s only goal on 70 minutes.

Monday's results in full:

  • SC Paderborn 07 1-2 SV Sandhausen
  • Zwickau 0-1 Hamburger SV
  • Kickers Offenbach 2-2 Hannover 96
  • SV Eintracht Trier 0-3 Borussia Dortmund

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