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