DFB-Pokal Germany - Live Scores, Schedule & Standings

Dates 10.08.2023 - 25.05.2024
Category Germany
DFB-Pokal Germany

Latest scores

Semi Finals
Bayer Leverkusen 4 - 0 Fortuna Duesseldorf 03 apr 2024, 14:45 . 03 apr 2024, 14:45 Bayer Leverkusen 4 : 0 Fortuna Duesseldorf Saarbruecken 0 - 2 Kaiserslautern 02 apr 2024, 14:45 . 02 apr 2024, 14:45 Saarbruecken 0 : 2 Kaiserslautern

Schedule

Final
Kaiserslautern - : - Bayer Leverkusen Today, 14:00 . Today, 14:00 Kaiserslautern - : - Bayer Leverkusen

DFB-Pokal Germany Bracket

1/32 1/16 1/8 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
Saarbruecken Saarbruecken 2 Karlsruher SC Karlsruher SC 1 Preussen Muenster Preussen Muenster 0 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich 4
Viktoria Koln 1904 Viktoria Koln 1904 3 Werder Bremen Werder Bremen 2 Lokomotive Leipzig Lokomotive Leipzig 0 Eintracht Frankfurt Eintracht Frankfurt 7
TuS Bersenbrueck TuS Bersenbrueck 0 Borussia Moenchengladbach Borussia Moenchengladbach 7 Rostocker FC 1895 0 FC Heidenheim FC Heidenheim 8
TuS Makkabi Berlin 0 Wolfsburg Wolfsburg 6 Wehen Wiesbaden Wehen Wiesbaden 2 RB Leipzig RB Leipzig 3
Carl Zeiss Jena Carl Zeiss Jena 0 Hertha Berlin Hertha Berlin 5 Elversberg Elversberg 0 Mainz 05 Mainz 05 1
Arminia Bielefeld Arminia Bielefeld 2 4 Bochum Bochum 2 1 RW Essen RW Essen 3 Hamburger SV Hamburger SV 4
Rot-Weiss Koblenz Rot-Weiss Koblenz 0 Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern 5 Osnabrueck Osnabrueck 1 FC Koln FC Koln 3
Oberneuland Oberneuland 1 Nuernberg Nuernberg 9 FSV Frankfurt FSV Frankfurt 1 0 Hansa Rostock Hansa Rostock 1 3
Sandhausen Sandhausen 3 4 Hannover 96 Hannover 96 3 2 Teutonia Ottensen Teutonia Ottensen 0 Bayer Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen 8
SV Oberachern SV Oberachern 0 Freiburg Freiburg 2 Energie Cottbus Energie Cottbus 0 Paderborn Paderborn 7
TSG Balingen TSG Balingen 0 VfB Stuttgart VfB Stuttgart 4 FCA Walldorf FCA Walldorf 0 Union Berlin Union Berlin 4
TSV Schott Mainz TSV Schott Mainz 1 Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund 6 Luebeck Luebeck 1 Hoffenheim Hoffenheim 4
Homburg Homburg 3 Darmstadt Darmstadt 0 Hallescher FC Hallescher FC 0 Greuther Fuerth Greuther Fuerth 1
SV Atlas Delmenhorst SV Atlas Delmenhorst 0 St. Pauli St. Pauli 5 Eintracht Braunschweig Eintracht Braunschweig 1 Schalke 04 Schalke 04 3
FC Guetersloh FC Guetersloh 0 Holstein Kiel Holstein Kiel 2 Jahn Regensburg Jahn Regensburg 1 Magdeburg Magdeburg 2
Unterhaching Unterhaching 2 Augsburg Augsburg 0 FV Illertissen FV Illertissen 1 Fortuna Duesseldorf Fortuna Duesseldorf 3
Saarbruecken Saarbruecken 2 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich 1 Viktoria Koln 1904 Viktoria Koln 1904 0 Eintracht Frankfurt Eintracht Frankfurt 2
Borussia Moenchengladbach Borussia Moenchengladbach 3 FC Heidenheim FC Heidenheim 1 Wolfsburg Wolfsburg 1 RB Leipzig RB Leipzig 0
Hertha Berlin Hertha Berlin 3 Mainz 05 Mainz 05 0 Arminia Bielefeld Arminia Bielefeld 1 3 Hamburger SV Hamburger SV 1 4
Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern 3 FC Koln FC Koln 2 Nuernberg Nuernberg 3 Hansa Rostock Hansa Rostock 2
Sandhausen Sandhausen 2 Bayer Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen 5 Freiburg Freiburg 1 Paderborn Paderborn 3
VfB Stuttgart VfB Stuttgart 1 Union Berlin Union Berlin 0 Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund 1 Hoffenheim Hoffenheim 0
Homburg Homburg 2 Greuther Fuerth Greuther Fuerth 1 St. Pauli St. Pauli 2 Schalke 04 Schalke 04 1
Holstein Kiel Holstein Kiel 3 3 Magdeburg Magdeburg 3 4 Unterhaching Unterhaching 3 Fortuna Duesseldorf Fortuna Duesseldorf 6
Saarbruecken Saarbruecken 2 Eintracht Frankfurt Eintracht Frankfurt 0 Borussia Moenchengladbach Borussia Moenchengladbach 1 Wolfsburg Wolfsburg 0
Hertha Berlin Hertha Berlin 3 5 Hamburger SV Hamburger SV 3 3 Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern 2 Nuernberg Nuernberg 0
Bayer Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen 3 Paderborn Paderborn 1 VfB Stuttgart VfB Stuttgart 2 Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund 0
Homburg Homburg 1 St. Pauli St. Pauli 4 Magdeburg Magdeburg 1 Fortuna Duesseldorf Fortuna Duesseldorf 2
Saarbruecken Saarbruecken 2 Borussia Moenchengladbach Borussia Moenchengladbach 1 Hertha Berlin Hertha Berlin 1 Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern 3
Bayer Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen 3 VfB Stuttgart VfB Stuttgart 2 St. Pauli St. Pauli 2 3 Fortuna Duesseldorf Fortuna Duesseldorf 2 4
Saarbruecken Saarbruecken 0 Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern 2 Bayer Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen 4 Fortuna Duesseldorf Fortuna Duesseldorf 0
Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern Bayer Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen

DFB-Pokal Germany Latest News

Key Features of the DFB-Pokal

CharacteristicValue
Year of foundation1935
OrganizerDeutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB)
DurationAugust - May
MembersOver 7,000 teams
LocationGermany
FormatSingle-elimination
Known teamsBayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke 04, Eintracht Frankfurt, VfL Wolfsburg, RB Leipzig, Hoffenheim
The final matchDFB-Pokal Fina
BroadcastARD, Sky Deutschland
Previous winnerRB Leipzig
Record winnerBayern Munich (20 titles)
Final heldOlympiastadion Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Record number of goals scored in a season6 (Werder Bremen vs. Bayern Munich, 1988)

DFB-Pokal: Germany's Prestigious Cup Competition

The DFB-Pokal, Germany's premier cup competition, holds a special place in the hearts of football enthusiasts. With a rich history, intense matches, and the opportunity for smaller clubs to challenge the established giants, the DFB-Pokal showcases the essence of German football. In this article, we will explore the captivating journey of the DFB-Pokal, delving into its history, format, participating teams, important events, and fascinating facts that have made it a revered tournament in German football.

A Glimpse into the Past

The DFB-Pokal traces its roots back to 1935 when it was established by the German Football Association (DFB). The inaugural competition featured 4,000 teams, and 1. FC Nürnberg emerged as the first-ever champions. Over the years, the DFB-Pokal has grown in popularity and prestige, captivating fans with its unpredictable nature and memorable moments.

Format and Structure

The DFB-Pokal follows a knockout format, where teams from all levels of German football, ranging from the top-tier Bundesliga to lower divisions, compete against each other. The tournament begins with regional qualifying rounds, gradually progressing to a national stage. The final match takes place at Berlin's iconic Olympiastadion, adding to the grandeur of the occasion.

Participating Teams and David vs. Goliath Encounters

The DFB-Pokal provides an opportunity for smaller, lesser-known clubs to face off against top-flight teams. Amateur and semi-professional clubs join the competition, often creating memorable upsets and Cinderella stories. These "David vs. Goliath" encounters exemplify the magic of the DFB-Pokal, where underdogs can defeat giants and etch their names in footballing folklore.

Bundesliga powerhouses such as Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and FC Schalke 04 regularly participate in the tournament. Their clashes with lower division sides generate immense excitement and fervor, as smaller clubs aim to topple the giants and make their mark on the competition.

Historic Moments and Memorable Events

The DFB-Pokal has witnessed numerous historic moments that have left an indelible mark on German football. The "Miracle of Berlin" in 2012 saw Borussia Dortmund, then under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp, secure a dramatic 5-2 victory against Bayern Munich in the final. It was a triumph that showcased Dortmund's attacking prowess and set the stage for their domestic dominance.

Another iconic moment occurred in 1999 when Werder Bremen defeated Bayern Munich 6-5 in a thrilling final that went into extra time. The match is remembered for its extraordinary goal-scoring spectacle, leaving fans in awe of the DFB-Pokal's ability to produce captivating encounters.

International Influence and European Qualification

The DFB-Pokal has a significant impact on German teams' participation in European competitions. The winner of the DFB-Pokal earns a place in the UEFA Europa League, providing an avenue for teams to compete against Europe's elite.

Additionally, the DFB-Pokal's allure has also attracted international attention, with football enthusiasts worldwide tuning in to witness the drama unfold. The tournament's reputation for producing exciting matches and unexpected outcomes ensures its status as a must-watch competition.

Conclusion

The DFB-Pokal encapsulates the spirit of German football, combining the thrill of cup competitions with the excitement of underdogs challenging established giants. Its rich history, unpredictable nature, and memorable moments have solidified its position as a revered tournament in German football.

As the DFB-Pokal continues to captivate fans, it remains a platform for dreams to be realized and for footballing narratives to unfold. The tournament provides smaller clubs with the opportunity to showcase their talent, while the established powerhouses face the challenge of maintaining their dominance in the face of spirited opposition.

The DFB-Pokal's significance extends beyond its on-field action. It serves as a celebration of German football culture, with fans from all walks of life coming together to support their favorite teams. The vibrant atmosphere created by passionate supporters adds an extra layer of excitement to the matches, making the DFB-Pokal an unforgettable experience for players and spectators alike.

Moreover, the DFB-Pokal's inclusivity and accessibility have played a crucial role in fostering the growth of the sport. The tournament allows clubs from various divisions to compete on the same stage, providing valuable exposure and opportunities for clubs outside the Bundesliga to gain recognition and financial support.

In recent years, the DFB-Pokal has embraced technological advancements to enhance the viewing experience for fans. The introduction of video assistant referees (VAR) has improved the accuracy of decisions, ensuring fair play and minimizing controversial incidents.

Looking ahead, the DFB-Pokal is poised to continue captivating football enthusiasts with its blend of high-stakes drama, thrilling upsets, and the forging of new footballing narratives. The tournament's ability to bring together teams from diverse backgrounds, united by their love for the game, is a testament to the enduring appeal of the DFB-Pokal.

As fans eagerly anticipate each edition of the tournament, they relish the opportunity to witness remarkable underdog triumphs, iconic performances, and the ultimate quest for the DFB-Pokal trophy. With its unique charm and unpredictable nature, the DFB-Pokal remains a cherished symbol of German footballing excellence and a showcase of the sport's enduring magic.