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Thu Apr 24 23:41:44 SAST 2014

Bundesliga quartet dumped out of German Cup

Reuters | 20 August, 2012 08:220 Comments
Preussen Muenster v Werder Bremen - DFB Cup
Nils Peters of Werder Bremen is seen during the DFB Cup first round match against Preussen Muenster at Preussenstadion on August 19, 2012 in Muenster, Germany
Image by: Joern Pollex / Bongarts/Getty Images

Bundesliga teams Werder Bremen, Hamburg SV, Nuremberg and Eintracht Frankfurt were all knocked out of the German Cup in the first round on Sunday.

Bremen and Hamburg lost to third division opposition by the same 4-2 scoreline with the former going out of the competition after extra time at Preussen Munster while the latter twice let a lead slip at Karlsruhe in south-west Germany.

Nuremberg, German Cup winners in 2007, struggled against a stubborn Havelse side before losing 3-2 to their fourth tier opponents after extra time.

Frankfurt, promoted to the Bundesliga last season, lost 3-0 at second division Erzgebirge Aue who played the last 20 minutes with 10 men after defender Oliver Schroeder was sent off.

Hanover 96 are through to the second round with a 6-1 win at FC Nottingen while Schalke 04 won 5-0 at third tier Saarbrucken.

Bundesliga side Hoffenheim were the giant-killing victims on Saturday when they lost 4-0 at fourth division Berliner AK 07.

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