2008–09 DFB-Pokal

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2008–09 DFB-Pokal
Country Germany
Teams 64
Champions Werder Bremen
Runners-up Bayer Leverkusen
Matches played 63

The DFB-Pokal 2008–09 is the sixty-sixth season of the annual nationwide cup competition. It started with the first match of the First Round between 5th division side SV Niederauerbach and 1. FC Köln on 7 August 2008 and ended with Werder Bremen defeating Bayer Leverkusen in the final at Olympic Stadium, Berlin on 30 May 2009. The winners of DFB Cup 2008–09 would qualify to the fourth qualifying round of 2009–10 UEFA Europa League.

Due to a decision made in 2006,[1] reserve teams from professional clubs are no longer allowed to compete.

Participating clubs[edit]

The following 64 teams competed in Round 1:

2007–08 Fußball-Bundesliga
all clubs
2007–08 2. Fußball-Bundesliga
all clubs
2007–08 Fußball-Regionalliga
champions and runners-up from both conferences
Winners of 21 regional cup competitions

FC Bayern Munich
SV Werder Bremen
FC Schalke 04
Hamburger SV
VfL Wolfsburg
VfB Stuttgart
Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Hannover 96
Eintracht Frankfurt
Hertha BSC
Karlsruher SC
VfL Bochum
Borussia Dortmund
FC Energie Cottbus
Arminia Bielefeld
1. FC Nuremberg
F.C. Hansa Rostock
MSV Duisburg

Borussia Mönchengladbach
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
1. FC Köln
1. FSV Mainz 05
SC Freiburg
SpVgg Greuther Fürth
Alemannia Aachen
SV Wehen Wiesbaden
FC St. Pauli
TuS Koblenz
TSV 1860 München
VfL Osnabrück
1. FC Kaiserslautern
FC Augsburg
Kickers Offenbach
FC Erzgebirge Aue
SC Paderborn 07
FC Carl Zeiss Jena

Rot-Weiß Ahlen
Rot-Weiß Oberhausen
FSV Frankfurt
FC Ingolstadt 04

Holstein Kiel (Schleswig-Holstein)
ASV Bergedorf 85 (Hamburg)2
FC Oberneuland (Bremen)
Eintracht Nordhorn (Lower Saxony)
FC Hansa Lüneburg (Lower Saxony)1, 3
TSG Neustrelitz (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
Tennis Borussia Berlin (Berlin)
SV Babelsberg 03 (Brandenburg)
Hallescher FC (Sachsen-Anhalt)
Chemnitzer FC (Sachsen)
Rot-Weiß Erfurt (Thüringen)
FC Wegberg-Beeck (Middle Rhine)
Rot-Weiß Essen (Lower Rhine)
Preußen Münster (Westphalia)
VfB Fichte Bielefeld (Westfalen)1
SV Eintracht Trier 05 (Rheinland)
SV Niederauerbach (Südwest)4
FC 08 Homburg (Saarland)
SV Darmstadt 98 (Hessen)
1. FC Heidenheim 1846 (Württemberg)
ASV Durlach (Nordbaden)
SC Pfullendorf (Südbaden)
SpVgg Unterhaching (Bayern)
SpVgg Ansbach 09 (Bayern) 1

1 Finalists from the three regions with the most participating teams in their league competitions were also allowed to compete.
2 ASV Bergedorf 85 qualified as regional cup finalists because winners FC St. Pauli Reserves were not allowed to compete.
3 The football sections of Lüneburger SK, winner of the regional cup competition, and Lüneburger SV merged to create FC Hansa Lüneburg for the 2008–09 season.
4 SV Niederauerbach qualified as regional cup finalists because winners 1. FC Kaiserslautern Reserves were not allowed to compete.


The draws for the different rounds were conducted as following:[2] For the first round, the participating teams were split into two pots. The first pot contained all teams which have qualified through their regional cup competitions, the teams which were promoted from the Regionalligen and the bottom four teams of the Second Bundesliga. Every team from this pot was drawn to a team from the second pot, which contained all remaining professional 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 amateur teams in the first pot and the remaining professional teams in the other 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 amateur team were assigned as the home team if drawn against a professional team. In every other case, the first-drawn team served as hosts.

Round 1[edit]

The draw for the first round was held on 6 July 2008.[3] Matches were played between 7 and 10 August 2008.[3]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: kicker.de (German)
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Round 2[edit]

The draw for the second round was conducted on 24 August 2008.[4] The games were played on 23 and 24 September 2008.[4]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: kicker.de (German)
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Round 3[edit]

The draw for the third round was conducted on 5 October 2008.[5] The games were played on 27 and 28 January 2009.[5]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Last updated: 28 January 2009
Source: kicker.de
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.


The draw was conducted on 1 February 2009.[6]

3 March 2009
20:30 CET
Mainz 1 – 0 Schalke 04
Bancé Goal 88' Report
Stadion am Bruchweg, Mainz
Attendance: 20,100
Referee: Felix Brych (Munich)

4 March 2009
19:00 CET
Wolfsburg 2 – 5 Werder Bremen
Džeko Goal 10'42' Report Diego Goal 3'55' (pen.)
Özil Goal 6'
Pizarro Goal 71'89'
Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg
Attendance: 24,115
Referee: Thorsten Kinhöfer (Herne)

4 March 2009
19:00 CET
Hamburg 2 – 1 Wehen Wiesbaden
Kopilas Goal 17' (o.g.)
Petrić Goal 37'
Report Schwarz Goal 85'
HSH Nordbank Arena, Hamburg
Attendance: 35,378
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Ergolding)

4 March 2009
20:30 CET
Bayer Leverkusen 4 – 2 Bayern Munich
Barnetta Goal 54'
Vidal Goal 61'
Helmes Goal 70'
Kießling Goal 90+2'
Report Lúcio Goal 72'
Klose Goal 74'
LTU Arena, Düsseldorf
Attendance: 50,500
Referee: Florian Mayer (Burgdorf)


The draw was conducted on 7 March 2009.[7]

21 April 2009
20:30 CEST
Bayer Leverkusen 4 – 1 (a.e.t.) Mainz
Charisteas Goal 82'
Vidal Goal 92'
Friedrich Goal 104'
Kadlec Goal 117'
Report Bancé Goal 88'
LTU Arena, Düsseldorf
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Michael Weiner (Giesen)

22 April 2009
20:30 CEST
Hamburg 1 – 1 (a.e.t.) Werder Bremen
Olić Goal 67'
Jarolím Red card 90+2'
Report Mertesacker Goal 11'
Mathijsen Penalty scored
Boateng Penalty missed
Olić Penalty missed
Jansen Penalty missed
1 – 3 Penalty scored Pizarro
Penalty scored Özil
Penalty scored Frings
HSH Nordbank Arena, Hamburg
Attendance: 55,237
Referee: Knut Kircher (Rottenburg)


30 May 2009
20:00 CEST
Bayer Leverkusen 0 – 1 Werder Bremen
Özil Goal 58'
Olympic Stadium, Berlin
Attendance: 74,244 (capacity)[8]
Referee: Helmut Fleischer (Sigmertshausen)[9]
Bayer Leverkusen
Werder Bremen
GK 1 Germany René Adler
DF 27 Germany Gonzalo Castro Substituted off 85'
DF 5 Germany Manuel Friedrich
DF 20 Germany Lukas Sinkiewicz
DF 24 Czech Republic Michal Kadlec
MF 6 Germany Simon Rolfes
MF 8 Brazil Renato Augusto
MF 23 Chile Arturo Vidal Booked 68' Substituted off 85'
MF 7 Switzerland Tranquillo Barnetta
FW 11 Germany Stefan Kießling Booked 79'
FW 9 Germany Patrick Helmes
GK 21 Hungary Gábor Király
DF 2 Tunisia Karim Haggui
DF 3 Brazil Henrique
MF 39 Germany Toni Kroos Substituted in 85'
MF 25 Germany Bernd Schneider
MF 16 Switzerland Pirmin Schwegler
FW 29 Greece Angelos Charisteas Substituted in 85'
Germany Bruno Labbadia
GK 1 Germany Tim Wiese Booked 90+2'
DF 8 Germany Clemens Fritz
DF 15 Austria Sebastian Prödl Booked 37'
DF 4 Brazil Naldo
DF 2 Germany Sebastian Boenisch
MF 6 Germany Frank Baumann Substituted off 60'
MF 22 Germany Torsten Frings Booked 90+2'
MF 11 Germany Mesut Özil Substituted off 87'
MF 10 Brazil Diego
FW 24 Peru Claudio Pizarro
FW 23 Portugal Hugo Almeida Substituted off 90'
GK 33 Germany Christian Vander
DF 25 Germany Peter Niemeyer Booked 84' Substituted in 60'
DF 3 Finland Petri Pasanen
MF 16 Greece Alexandros Tziolis Substituted in 87'
FW 34 Austria Martin Harnik
FW 14 Germany Aaron Hunt
FW 9 Sweden Markus Rosenberg Substituted in 90'
Germany Thomas Schaaf



  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shootout if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.


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