Upset on the cards in DFB-Pokal

A look ahead to the weekend's action in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.

Last Updated: 16/08/12 at 11:40 Post Comment

Bayern Munich: Will take on Jahn Regensburg

Bayern Munich: Will take on Jahn Regensburg

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It is the biggest weekend of the year for Germany's lower-league football clubs as they get the chance to square up to Bundesliga opponents in the first round of the DFB-Pokal with a cup upset on everybody's mind.

Last year it was FC Heidenheim who ousted Werder Bremen while Elversburg skittled out Hannover the year before.

This time, the likes of FC Oberneuland, FC Notingen and FC Schonberg will be eyeing major scalps against Borussia Dortmund, Hannover and Wolfsburg respectively while Bayern Munich will not have an easy passage either.

Last season's beaten finalists, desperate to win a trophy after an abstinence of two years, travel to Bavarian rivals Jahn Regensburg in the pick of the first round draw.

Regensburg, who were promoted to the second division last season, had pondered switching the game to Nurenberg to earn more from the biggest payday in their history, but instead the traditions and magic of a home cup tie in a compact stadium convinced them to stay put.

The Jahnstadion will have just shy of 13,000 fans packed in on Monday night, hoping for the biggest cup upset since nearby TSV Vestenbergsgreuth defeated the record German champions 1-0 in the first round in 1994.

Many upsets may have already happened by the time they conclude the first round of the cup.

Bayer Leverkusen also fell at the first hurdle last season to Dynamo Dresden and they have not been dealt a much easier task this year at Carl Zeiss Jena.

Hamburg, who struggled for much of last season, face a tricky trip to Karlsruhe while Werder Bremen's new, rejuvenated team get their first major test of the season at third-division high-flyers Preussen Munster.

The lowest-ranked side in the competition, Falkensee-Finkenburg from the sixth division, host Stuttgart on Saturday with the first three games taking place on Friday night with Augsburg the only top-flight team in action at SV Wilhelmshaven.

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