2017–18 DFB-Pokal

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2017–18 DFB-Pokal
Dates11 August 2017 – 19 May 2018
Championship venueOlympiastadion, Berlin
ChampionsEintracht Frankfurt (5th title)
Runners-upBayern Munich
Europa LeagueEintracht Frankfurt
Matches played63
Goals scored221 (3.51 per match)
Attendance1,291,895 (20,506 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Robert Lewandowski (6 goals)
Goals scored in penalty shoot-outs not included.

The 2017–18 DFB-Pokal was the 75th season of the annual German football cup competition. Sixty-four teams participated in the competition, including all teams from the previous year's Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga. The competition began on 11 August 2017 with the first of six rounds and ended on 19 May 2018 with the final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, a nominally neutral venue, which has hosted the final since 1985.[1] The DFB-Pokal is considered the second-most important club title in German football after the Bundesliga championship. The DFB-Pokal is run by the German Football Association (DFB).

The defending champions were Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, after they defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 2–1 in the previous final.[2] Dortmund were knocked out of the competition in the round of 16 by record winners Bayern Munich, losing 1–2.[3]

Eintracht Frankfurt defeated Bayern Munich 3–1 in the final to claim their fifth title.

As winners, Eintracht Frankfurt automatically qualified for the group stage of the 2018–19 edition of the UEFA Europa League. They also hosted the 2018 edition of the DFL-Supercup at the start of the 2018-19 season, when they faced the champion of the 2017–18 Bundesliga, Bayern Munich.

Participating clubs[edit]

The following 64 teams qualified for the competition:

the 18 clubs of the 2016–17 season
2. Bundesliga
the 18 clubs of the 2016–17 season
3. Liga
the top 4 clubs of the 2016–17 season
Representatives of the regional associations
24 representatives of 21 regional associations of the DFB, qualify (in general) through the 2016–17 Verbandspokal[note 1]
  • Baden
FC Nöttingen
Schweinfurt 05 (CW)
SpVgg Unterhaching (RB)
  • Berlin
BFC Dynamo
  • Brandenburg
Energie Cottbus
  • Bremen
Leher TS
  • Hamburg
Eintracht Norderstedt
  • Hesse
Wehen Wiesbaden
  • Lower Rhine
Rot-Weiss Essen[note 3]
LSK Hansa
VfL Osnabrück
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Hansa Rostock
  • Middle Rhine
Bonner SC
  • Rhineland
TuS Koblenz
  • Saarland
1. FC Saarbrücken
  • Saxony
Chemnitzer FC
  • Saxony-Anhalt
Germania Halberstadt[note 5]
  • Schleswig-Holstein
SV Eichede[note 6]
  • South Baden
1. FC Rielasingen-Arlen
  • Southwest
SV Morlautern
  • Thuringia
Rot-Weiß Erfurt
SC Paderborn (CW)
TuS Erndtebrück (PO)
  • Württemberg
Sportfreunde Dorfmerkingen


The trophy given to the champions.


The DFB-Pokal began with a round of 64 teams. The 36 teams of the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga, along with the top 4 finishers of the 3. Liga automatically qualified for the tournament. Of the remaining slots, 21 were given to the cup winners of the regional football associations, the Verbandspokal. The 3 remaining slots were given to the three regional associations with the most men's teams, which at the time were Bavaria, Lower Saxony, and Westphalia. The runner-up of the Lower Saxony Cup was given the slot, along with the best-placed amateur team of the Regionalliga Bayern. For Westphalia, the winner of a play-off between the best-placed team of the Regionalliga West and Oberliga Westfalen also qualified. As every team was entitled to participate in local tournaments which qualified for the association cups, every team could in principle compete in the DFB-Pokal. Reserve teams and combined football sections were not permitted to enter, along with no two teams of the same association or corporation.[4]


The draws for the different rounds were conducted as following:[4]

For the first round, the participating teams were split into two pots of 32 teams each. The first pot contained all teams which had qualified through their regional cup competitions, the best four teams of the 3. Liga, and the bottom four teams of the 2. Bundesliga. Every team from this pot was drawn to a team from the second pot, which contained all remaining professional teams (all the teams of the Bundesliga and the remaining fourteen 2. Bundesliga teams). The teams from the first pot were set as the home team in the process.

The two-pot scenario was also applied for the second round, with the remaining 3. Liga and/or amateur team(s) in the first pot and the remaining Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga teams in the other pot. Once again, the 3. Liga and/or amateur team(s) served as hosts. This time the pots did not have to be of equal size though, depending on the results of the first round. Theoretically, it was even possible that there could be only one pot, if all of the teams from one of the pots from the first round beat all the others in the second pot. Once one pot was empty, the remaining pairings were drawn from the other pot with the first-drawn team for a match serving as hosts.

For the remaining rounds, the draw was conducted from just one pot. Any remaining 3. Liga and/or amateur team(s) were the home team if drawn against a professional team. In every other case, the first-drawn team served as hosts.

Match rules[edit]

Teams met in one game per round. Matches took place for 90 minutes, with two halves of 45 minutes. If still tied after regulation, 30 minutes of extra time were played, consisting of two periods of 15 minutes. If the score was still level after this, the match was decided by a penalty shoot-out. A coin toss decided who took the first penalty.[4] A total of seven players were allowed to be listed on the substitute bench, with up to three substitutions being allowed during regulation. After approval by the IFAB during the previous season, the use of a fourth substitute was allowed in extra time as part of a pilot project.[5] From the quarter-finals onward, a video assistant referee was appointed for all DFB-Pokal matches. Though technically possible, VAR was not used for home matches of Bundesliga clubs prior to the quarter-finals in order to provide a uniform approach to all matches.[6]


If a player received five yellow cards in the competition, he was then suspended from the next cup match. Similarly, receiving a second yellow card suspended a player from the next cup match. If a player received a direct red card, they were suspended a minimum of one match, but the German Football Association reserved the right to increase the suspension.[4]

Champion qualification[edit]

The winner of the DFB-Pokal, Eintracht Frankfurt, earned automatic qualification for the group stage of next year's edition of the UEFA Europa League. As winner, they also hosted the 2018 DFL-Supercup at the start of the next season, and faced the champion of the previous year's Bundesliga, Bayern Munich.


The Olympiastadion in Berlin hosted the final.

All draws were generally held at the German Football Museum in Dortmund, on a Sunday evening at 18:00 after each round. The draws were televised on ARD's Sportschau, broadcast on Das Erste. From the quarter-finals onwards, the draw for the DFB-Pokal der Frauen also took place at the same time.[7]

The rounds of the 2017–18 competition were scheduled as follows:[8]

Round Draw date Matches
First round 11 June 2017 11–14 August 2017
Second round 20 August 2017 24–25 October 2017
Round of 16 29 October 2017 19–20 December 2017
Quarter-finals 7 January 2018 6–7 February 2018
Semi-finals 11 February 2018 17–18 April 2018
Final 19 May 2018 at Olympiastadion, Berlin


A total of sixty-three matches took place, starting with the first round on 11 August 2017 and culminating with the final on 19 May 2018 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Times up to 28 October 2017 and from 25 March 2018 are CEST (UTC+2). Times from 29 October 2017 to 24 March 2018 are CET (UTC+1).

First round[edit]

The draw for the first round was held on 11 June 2017 at 18:00, with Sebastian Kehl drawing the matches.[7] The thirty-two matches took place from 11 to 14 August 2017.[9]

11 August 2017 (2017-08-11)[note 8] TuS Koblenz 2–3 Dynamo Dresden Zwickau[note 9]
Stadium: Stadion Zwickau
Attendance: 6,300
Referee: Markus Schmidt
11 August 2017 (2017-08-11) Rot-Weiss Essen 1–2 Borussia Mönchengladbach Essen
20:45 Baier Goal 29' Report
Stadium: Stadion Essen
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: Patrick Ittrich
11 August 2017 (2017-08-11) Karlsruher SC 0–3 (a.e.t.) Bayer Leverkusen Karlsruhe
20:45 Report
Stadium: Wildparkstadion
Attendance: 17,073
Referee: Robert Hartmann
11 August 2017 (2017-08-11) Holstein Kiel 2–1 Eintracht Braunschweig Kiel
Report Nyman Goal 48' Stadium: Holstein-Stadion
Attendance: 10,052
Referee: Guido Winkmann
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) Germania Halberstadt 1–2 SC Freiburg Halberstadt
15:30 Michel Goal 87' Report
Stadium: Friedensstadion
Attendance: 5,037
Referee: Christof Günsch
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) Chemnitzer FC 0–5 Bayern Munich Chemnitz
15:30 Report
Stadium: Community4you Arena
Attendance: 15,015
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) LSK Hansa 1–3 Mainz 05 Lüneburg[note 10]
15:30 Vobejda Goal 31' Report
Stadium: Sportanlage Sülzwiesen
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Sven Jablonski
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) Leher TS 0–5 1. FC Köln Bremerhaven[note 11]
15:30 Report
Stadium: Nordsee-Stadion
Attendance: 8,119
Referee: René Rohde
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) SpVgg Unterhaching 0–4 1. FC Heidenheim Unterhaching
15:30 Report
Stadium: Alpenbauer Sportpark
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Timo Gerach
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) TuS Erndtebrück 0–3 Eintracht Frankfurt Siegen[note 12]
15:30 Report
Stadium: Leimbachstadion
Attendance: 13,106
Referee: Benedikt Kempkes
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) 1. FC Rielasingen-Arlen 0–4 Borussia Dortmund Freiburg[note 13]
15:30 Report
Stadium: Schwarzwald-Stadion
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Christian Dietz
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) SV Eichede 0–4 1. FC Kaiserslautern Lübeck[note 14]
15:30 Report
Stadium: Stadion Lohmühle
Attendance: 4,039
Referee: Sven Waschitzki
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) Rot-Weiß Erfurt 0–1 1899 Hoffenheim Erfurt
18:30 Report Amiri Goal 55' Stadium: Steigerwaldstadion
Attendance: 8,144
Referee: Daniel Siebert
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) Jahn Regensburg 3–1 Darmstadt 98 Regensburg
Report Sobiech Goal 40' Stadium: Continental Arena
Attendance: 8,919
Referee: Martin Petersen
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) Arminia Bielefeld 1–3 (a.e.t.) Fortuna Düsseldorf Bielefeld
18:30 Klos Goal 55' Report
Stadium: SchücoArena
Attendance: 19,825
Referee: Harm Osmers
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) Würzburger Kickers 0–3 Werder Bremen Offenbach[note 15]
20:45 Report
Stadium: Sparda-Bank-Hessen-Stadion
Attendance: 8,090
Referee: Sascha Stegemann
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) 1860 Munich 1–2 FC Ingolstadt Munich
15:30 Weber Goal 66' Report
Stadium: Städtisches Stadion an der Grünwalder Straße
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: Tobias Stieler
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) VfL Osnabrück 3–1 Hamburger SV Osnabrück
Report Wood Goal 74' (pen.) Stadium: Stadion an der Bremer Brücke
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Deniz Aytekin
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) Bonner SC 2–6 Hannover 96 Bonn
Stadium: Sportpark Nord
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Daniel Schlager
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) Sportfreunde Dorfmerkingen 0–5 RB Leipzig Aalen[note 16]
15:30 Report
Stadium: Ostalb Arena
Attendance: 10,460
Referee: Florian Badstübner
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) Schweinfurt 05 2–1 SV Sandhausen Schweinfurt
Report Höler Goal 11' Stadium: Willy-Sachs-Stadion
Attendance: 4,610
Referee: Robert Kampka
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) SV Morlautern 0–5 Greuther Fürth Pirmasens[note 17]
15:30 Report
Stadium: Sportpark Husterhöhe
Attendance: 2,900
Referee: Robert Kempter
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) 1. FC Saarbrücken 1–2 (a.e.t.) Union Berlin Völklingen
15:30 Behrens Goal 40' Report
Stadium: Hermann-Neuberger-Stadion
Attendance: 6,936
Referee: Sören Storks
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) FC Nöttingen 2–5 VfL Bochum Karlsruhe[note 18]
Stadium: Wildparkstadion
Attendance: 2,700
Referee: Robert Schröder
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) Eintracht Norderstedt 0–1 VfL Wolfsburg Norderstedt
15:30 Report Camacho Goal 59' Stadium: Edmund-Plambeck-Stadion
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Lasse Koslowski
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) 1. FC Magdeburg 2–0 FC Augsburg Magdeburg
Report Stadium: MDCC-Arena
Attendance: 21,641
Referee: Manuel Gräfe
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) Wehen Wiesbaden 2–0 Erzgebirge Aue Wiesbaden
Report Stadium: Brita-Arena
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Frank Willenborg
14 August 2017 (2017-08-14) MSV Duisburg 1–2 1. FC Nürnberg Duisburg
18:30 Wolze Goal 90+4' (pen.) Report
Stadium: Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena
Attendance: 15,576
Referee: Christian Dingert
14 August 2017 (2017-08-14) SC Paderborn 2–1 FC St. Pauli Paderborn
Report Allagui Goal 90+1' Stadium: Benteler-Arena
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Florian Heft
14 August 2017 (2017-08-14) BFC Dynamo 0–2 Schalke 04 Berlin
18:30 Report Konoplyanka Goal 78'90+1' Stadium: Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark
Attendance: 14,117
Referee: Arne Aarnink
14 August 2017 (2017-08-14) Hansa Rostock 0–2 Hertha BSC Rostock
20:45 Report
Stadium: Ostseestadion
Attendance: 22,400
Referee: Robert Hartmann

Second round[edit]

The draw for the second round was held on 20 August 2017 at 18:00, with Carolin Kebekus drawing the matches.[11] The sixteen matches took place from 24 to 25 October 2017.[12]

24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) SC Paderborn 2–0 VfL Bochum Paderborn
Report Stadium: Benteler-Arena
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Sascha Stegemann
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) Wehen Wiesbaden 1–3 Schalke 04 Wiesbaden
18:30 Blacha Goal 76' Report
Stadium: Brita-Arena
Attendance: 11,373
Referee: Sven Jablonski
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) Fortuna Düsseldorf 0–1 Borussia Mönchengladbach Düsseldorf
18:30 Report Hazard Goal 52' Stadium: Esprit Arena
Attendance: 52,500
Referee: Manuel Gräfe
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) Bayer Leverkusen 4–1 Union Berlin Leverkusen
18:35[note 19]
Report Daube Goal 46' Stadium: BayArena
Attendance: 24,326
Referee: Frank Willenborg
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) Schweinfurt 05 0–4 Eintracht Frankfurt Schweinfurt
20:45 Report
Stadium: Willy-Sachs-Stadion
Attendance: 15,060
Referee: Arne Aarnink
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) 1. FC Magdeburg 0–5 Borussia Dortmund Magdeburg
20:45 Report
Stadium: MDCC-Arena
Attendance: 23,102
Referee: Daniel Siebert
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) Mainz 05 3–2 (a.e.t.) Holstein Kiel Mainz
Stadium: Opel Arena
Attendance: 10,441
Referee: Daniel Schlager
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) Greuther Fürth 1–3 FC Ingolstadt Fürth
20:45 Raum Goal 46' Report
Stadium: Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer
Attendance: 4,925
Referee: Harm Osmers
25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) VfL Osnabrück 2–3 1. FC Nürnberg Osnabrück
Stadium: Stadion an der Bremer Brücke
Attendance: 13,557
Referee: Bastian Dankert
25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) Hertha BSC 1–3 1. FC Köln Berlin
18:30 Stark Goal 69' Report
Stadium: Olympiastadion
Attendance: 33,459
Referee: Marco Fritz
25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) VfL Wolfsburg 1–0 Hannover 96 Wolfsburg
18:30 Uduokhai Goal 49' Report Stadium: Volkswagen Arena
Attendance: 15,508
Referee: Felix Brych
25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1–3 VfB Stuttgart Kaiserslautern
18:30 Spalvis Goal 6' Report
Stadium: Fritz-Walter-Stadion
Attendance: 28,322
Referee: Patrick Ittrich
25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) Jahn Regensburg 2–5 1. FC Heidenheim Regensburg
Stadium: Continental Arena
Attendance: 6,678
Referee: Christian Dingert
25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) Werder Bremen 1–0 1899 Hoffenheim Bremen
20:45 Belfodil Goal 30' Report Stadium: Weser-Stadion
Attendance: 31,210
Referee: Tobias Stieler
25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) SC Freiburg 3–1 Dynamo Dresden Freiburg
Report Benatelli Goal 48' Stadium: Schwarzwald-Stadion
Attendance: 17,800
Referee: Benjamin Brand
25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) RB Leipzig 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–5 p)
Bayern Munich Leipzig
20:45 Forsberg Goal 68' (pen.) Report Thiago Goal 73' Stadium: Red Bull Arena
Attendance: 42,558
Referee: Felix Zwayer

Round of 16[edit]

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 29 October 2017 at 18:00, with Stefan Effenberg drawing the matches.[13] The eight matches took place from 19 to 20 December 2017.[14]

19 December 2017 (2017-12-19) Mainz 05 3–1 VfB Stuttgart Mainz
Report Gentner Goal 41' Stadium: Opel Arena
Attendance: 22,143
Referee: Tobias Stieler
19 December 2017 (2017-12-19) SC Paderborn 1–0 FC Ingolstadt Paderborn
18:30 Zolinski Goal 56' Report Stadium: Benteler-Arena
Attendance: 14,800
Referee: Felix Zwayer
19 December 2017 (2017-12-19) 1. FC Nürnberg 0–2 (a.e.t.) VfL Wolfsburg Nuremberg
20:45 Report
Stadium: Max-Morlock-Stadion
Attendance: 26,104
Referee: Daniel Siebert
19 December 2017 (2017-12-19) Schalke 04 1–0 1. FC Köln Gelsenkirchen
20:45 Meyer Goal 63' Report Stadium: Veltins-Arena
Attendance: 56,392
Referee: Robert Hartmann
20 December 2017 (2017-12-20) Werder Bremen 3–2 SC Freiburg Bremen
Stadium: Weser-Stadion
Attendance: 33,519
Referee: Guido Winkmann
20 December 2017 (2017-12-20) Bayern Munich 2–1 Borussia Dortmund Munich
Report Yarmolenko Goal 77' Stadium: Allianz Arena
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Sascha Stegemann
20 December 2017 (2017-12-20) 1. FC Heidenheim 1–2 (a.e.t.) Eintracht Frankfurt Heidenheim
20:50[note 21] Schnatterer Goal 96' Report
Stadium: Voith-Arena
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Sven Jablonski


The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 7 January 2018 at 18:00, with Oliver Roggisch drawing the matches.[15] The four matches took place from 6 to 7 February 2018.[16]

6 February 2018 (2018-02-06) SC Paderborn 0–6 Bayern Munich Paderborn
18:30 Report
Stadium: Benteler-Arena
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Markus Schmidt
6 February 2018 (2018-02-06) Bayer Leverkusen 4–2 (a.e.t.) Werder Bremen Leverkusen
Stadium: BayArena
Attendance: 25,653
Referee: Marco Fritz
7 February 2018 (2018-02-07) Eintracht Frankfurt 3–0 Mainz 05 Frankfurt
Report Stadium: Commerzbank-Arena
Attendance: 48,200
Referee: Deniz Aytekin
7 February 2018 (2018-02-07) Schalke 04 1–0 VfL Wolfsburg Gelsenkirchen
20:45 Burgstaller Goal 10' Report Stadium: Veltins-Arena
Attendance: 50,642
Referee: Christian Dingert


The draw for the semi-finals was held on 11 February 2018 at 18:00, with Andreas Köpke drawing the matches.[17] The two matches took place from 17 to 18 April 2018.[18]

Bayer Leverkusen2–6Bayern Munich
Attendance: 30,210

Schalke 040–1Eintracht Frankfurt
Report Jović Goal 75'
Attendance: 60,000


The final took place on 19 May 2018 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.[8]

Bayern Munich1–3Eintracht Frankfurt
Lewandowski Goal 53' Report
Attendance: 74,322
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Berlin)


The following is the bracket which the DFB-Pokal resembled. Numbers in parentheses next to the match score represent the results of a penalty shoot-out.

First round
11–14 August 2017
Second round
24–25 October 2017
Round of 16
19–20 December 2017
6–7 February 2018
17–18 April 2018
19 May 2018
Arminia Bielefeld1
Fortuna Düsseldorf (a.e.t.)3
Fortuna Düsseldorf0
Borussia Mönchengladbach1
Rot-Weiss Essen1
Borussia Mönchengladbach2
Borussia Mönchengladbach0
Bayer Leverkusen1
Karlsruher SC0
Bayer Leverkusen (a.e.t.)3
Bayer Leverkusen4
Union Berlin1
1. FC Saarbrücken1
Union Berlin (a.e.t.)2
Bayer Leverkusen (a.e.t.)4
Werder Bremen2
Würzburger Kickers0
Werder Bremen3
Werder Bremen1
1899 Hoffenheim0
Rot-Weiß Erfurt0
1899 Hoffenheim1
Werder Bremen3
SC Freiburg2
Germania Halberstadt1
SC Freiburg2
SC Freiburg3
Dynamo Dresden1
TuS Koblenz2
Dynamo Dresden3
Bayer Leverkusen2
Bayern Munich6
SC Paderborn2
FC St. Pauli1
SC Paderborn2
VfL Bochum0
FC Nöttingen2
VfL Bochum5
SC Paderborn1
FC Ingolstadt0
SV Morlautern0
Greuther Fürth5
Greuther Fürth1
FC Ingolstadt3
1860 Munich1
FC Ingolstadt2
SC Paderborn0
Bayern Munich6
Sportfreunde Dorfmerkingen0
RB Leipzig5
RB Leipzig1 (4)
Bayern Munich (p)1 (5)
Chemnitzer FC0
Bayern Munich5
Bayern Munich2
Borussia Dortmund1
1. FC Magdeburg2
FC Augsburg0
1. FC Magdeburg0
Borussia Dortmund5
1. FC Rielasingen-Arlen0
Borussia Dortmund4
Bayern Munich1
Eintracht Frankfurt3
Wehen Wiesbaden2
Erzgebirge Aue0
Wehen Wiesbaden1
Schalke 043
BFC Dynamo0
Schalke 042
Schalke 041
1. FC Köln0
Hansa Rostock0
Hertha BSC2
Hertha BSC1
1. FC Köln3
Leher TS0
1. FC Köln5
Schalke 041
VfL Wolfsburg0
VfL Osnabrück3
Hamburger SV1
VfL Osnabrück2
1. FC Nürnberg3
MSV Duisburg1
1. FC Nürnberg2
1. FC Nürnberg0
VfL Wolfsburg (a.e.t.)2
Eintracht Norderstedt0
VfL Wolfsburg1
VfL Wolfsburg1
Hannover 960
Bonner SC2
Hannover 966
Schalke 040
Eintracht Frankfurt1
Jahn Regensburg3
Darmstadt 981
Jahn Regensburg2
1. FC Heidenheim5
SpVgg Unterhaching0
1. FC Heidenheim4
1. FC Heidenheim1
Eintracht Frankfurt (a.e.t.)2
Schweinfurt 052
SV Sandhausen1
Schweinfurt 050
Eintracht Frankfurt4
TuS Erndtebrück0
Eintracht Frankfurt3
Eintracht Frankfurt3
Mainz 050
LSK Hansa1
Mainz 053
Mainz 05 (a.e.t.)3
Holstein Kiel2
Holstein Kiel2
Eintracht Braunschweig1
Mainz 053
VfB Stuttgart1
SV Eichede0
1. FC Kaiserslautern4
1. FC Kaiserslautern1
VfB Stuttgart3
Energie Cottbus2 (3)
VfB Stuttgart (p)2 (4)

Top goalscorers[edit]

The following are the top scorers of the DFB-Pokal, sorted first by number of goals, and then alphabetically if necessary.[19] Goals scored in penalty shoot-outs are not included.

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Poland Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 6
2 France Sébastien Haller Eintracht Frankfurt 4
Germany Thomas Müller Bayern Munich
4 Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund 3
Jamaica Leon Bailey Bayer Leverkusen
Germany Julian Brandt Bayer Leverkusen
Serbia Mijat Gaćinović Eintracht Frankfurt
Germany Robert Glatzel 1. FC Heidenheim
Austria Lukas Hinterseer VfL Bochum
Germany Nils Petersen SC Freiburg
Croatia Ante Rebić Eintracht Frankfurt


  1. ^ The three regions with the most participating teams in their league competitions (Bavaria, Lower Saxony, and Westphalia) are allowed to enter two teams for the competition.
  2. ^ In addition to the Bavarian Cup winners, the best-placed amateur team of the Regionalliga Bayern also qualify.
  3. ^ Rot-Weiss Essen qualified regardless of the outcome of the final of the Lower Rhine Cup, as MSV Duisburg, the other finalists, already qualified for the DFB-Pokal through their 3. Liga position.
  4. ^ Both finalists of the Lower Saxony Cup qualify.
  5. ^ Germania Halberstadt qualified regardless of the outcome of the final of the Saxony-Anhalt Cup, as 1. FC Magdeburg, the other finalists, already qualified for the DFB-Pokal through their 3. Liga position.
  6. ^ SV Eichede qualified regardless of the outcome of the final of the Schleswig-Holstein Cup, as Holstein Kiel, the other finalists, already qualified for the DFB-Pokal through their 3. Liga position.
  7. ^ In addition to the Westphalian Cup winners, the winners of a play-off between the best-placed amateur Westphalian team of the Regionalliga West and the best-placed amateur team of the Oberliga Westfalen also qualify.
  8. ^ The TuS Koblenz v Dynamo Dresden match, originally scheduled on 12 August 2017, 15:30 CEST, was later rescheduled to 11 August 2017, 19:00 CEST, due to difficulty in finding a suitable stadium to host the match.[10]
  9. ^ The match took place at the Stadion Zwickau in Zwickau instead of TuS Koblenz's home stadium.
  10. ^ The match took place at the Sportanlage Sülzwiesen in Lüneburg instead of LSK Hansa's home stadium.
  11. ^ The match took place at the Nordsee-Stadion in Bremerhaven instead of Leher TS's home stadium.
  12. ^ The match took place at the Leimbachstadion in Siegen instead of TuS Erndtebrück's home stadium.
  13. ^ The match took place at the Schwarzwald-Stadion in Freiburg instead of 1. FC Rielasingen-Arlen's home stadium.
  14. ^ The match took place at the Stadion Lohmühle in Lübeck instead of SV Eichede's home stadium.
  15. ^ The match took place at the Sparda-Bank-Hessen-Stadion in Offenbach instead of Würzburger Kickers's home stadium.
  16. ^ The match took place at the Scholz-Arena in Aalen instead of Sportfreunde Dormerkingen's home stadium.
  17. ^ The match took place at the Sportpark Husterhöhe in Pirmasens instead of SV Morlautern's home stadium.
  18. ^ The match took place at the Wildparkstadion in Karlsruhe instead of FC Nöttingen's home stadium.
  19. ^ The Bayer Leverkusen v Union Berlin match, originally scheduled for 18:30 CEST, was delayed to 18:35 CEST due to a traffic jam around the stadium.
  20. ^ The Borussia Mönchengladbach v Bayer Leverkusen match, originally scheduled for 18:30 CET, was delayed to 18:40 CET due to delays for fans entering the stadium.
  21. ^ The 1. FC Heidenheim v Eintracht Frankfurt match, originally scheduled for 20:45 CET, was delayed to 20:50 CET due to smoke from fireworks in the stadium.


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