2010–11 DFB-Pokal

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2010–11 DFB-Pokal
DFB-Pokal logo 2010.svg
Country Germany
Teams 64
Champions Schalke 04
Runners-up MSV Duisburg
Matches played 63
Goals scored 198 (3.14 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Srđan Lakić
(7 goals)[1]

The 2010–11 DFB-Pokal was the 68th season of the annual German football cup competition. It commenced on the weekend around 14 August 2010 with the matches of Round 1 and concluded on 21 May 2011 with the final at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.[2] The competition was won by Schalke 04, who thus qualified for the play-off round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League.

Participating clubs[edit]

The following 64 teams competed in Round 1: (Champion listed in bold)

2009–10 Bundesliga
all clubs
2009–10 2. Bundesliga
all clubs
2009–10 3. Liga
best four teams
Winners of 21 regional cup competitions1

1 Finalists from the three regions with the most participating teams in their league competitions (Bavaria, Lower Saxony, Westphalia) are also allowed to compete.
2 Sandhausen and Babelsberg take part on behalf of their cup-winning reserve teams as these are not permitted to enter the competition.
3 Since Osnabrück entered the competition via their league placement, Eintracht Braunschweig and Heeslingen as losing semi-finalists played a single match to determine the second Lower Saxony participiant. Braunschweig won this match with 0–0 (aet), 4–1 on penalties. However, since Braunschweig eventually gained access to the competition via their league placement as well, Heeslingen were awarded the spot.


The draws for the different rounds are conducted as following:[3] For the first round, the participating teams will be split into two pots. The first pot contains all teams which have qualified through their regional cup competitions, the best four teams of the 3rd Liga and the bottom four teams of the Second Bundesliga. Every team from this pot will be drawn to a team from the second pot, which contains all remaining professional teams. The teams from the first pot will be set as the home team in the process.

The two-pot scenario will also be applied for the second round, with the remaining 3rd Liga/amateur teams in the first pot and the remaining professional teams in the other pot. Once one pot is empty, the remaining pairings will be drawn from the other pot with the first-drawn team for a match serving as hosts. For the remaining rounds, the draw will be conducted from just one pot. Any remaining 3rd Liga/amateur team will be the home team if drawn against a professional team. In every other case, the first-drawn team will serve as hosts.

Round 1[edit]

The draw for this round took place on 5 June 2010.[4] The matches were played on 13–16 August 2010.

As usual, a small number of non-Bundesliga clubs had to play their home matches at different locations than their usual home grounds. Most notably, Hallescher FC had to move their tie against 1. FC Union Berlin to Red Bull Arena at nearby Leipzig because their own Kurt-Wabbel-Stadion was rebuilt at that time. Other clubs which had their matches transferred to different locations included SV Sandhausen (to Carl-Benz-Stadion at Mannheim) and Germania Windeck (to RheinEnergieStadion at Cologne).

All times CEST

Round 2[edit]

The draw for this round took place on 21 August 2010.[5] The matches were played on 26–27 October 2010.

As in Round 1, and for the same reasons, Hallescher FC played at Red Bull Arena, Leipzig. Additionally, SC Victoria Hamburg moved their tie against Wolfsburg to Millerntor-Stadion due to insufficient lighting for TV broadcasts at their usual venue, Stadion Hoheluft.[6]

All times CEST

Round 3[edit]

The draw for this round took place on 31 October 2010.[7] Six matches took place on 21–22 December 2010; the ties Offenbach–Nuremberg and Koblenz–Kaiserslautern, originally scheduled for 21 December, have been postponed to mid-January because of inclement weather.[8][9]

All times CET


The draw for this round took place on 22 December 2010.[10] The matches will be played on 25–26 January 2011.

All times CET

25 January 2011
FC Schalke 04 3 – 2 (a.e.t.) 1. FC Nuremberg
Gavranović Goal 14'
Rakitić Goal 58'
Draxler Goal 119'
Report (German) Schieber Goal 4'32'
Attendance: 49,191
Referee: Peter Gagelmann (Bremen)

26 January 2011
Energie Cottbus 1 – 0 1899 Hoffenheim
Shao Goal 84' Report (German)
Stadion der Freundschaft
Attendance: 15,220
Referee: Günter Perl (Pullach)

26 January 2011
MSV Duisburg 2 – 0 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Bajić Goal 36'
Šukalo Goal 58'
Report (German)
Attendance: 22,917
Referee: Felix Brych (Munich)

26 January 2011
Alemannia Aachen 0 – 4 Bayern Munich
Report (German) Gómez Goal 26'
Müller Goal 75'80'
Robben Goal 88'
New Tivoli
Attendance: 32,190
Referee: Michael Weiner (Giesen)


The draw for this round took place on 30 January 2011.[11] The matches will be played on 1 and 2 March 2011.

All times CET

1 March 2011
MSV Duisburg 2 – 1 Energie Cottbus
Maierhofer Goal 24'
Baljak Goal 54'
Report (German) Petersen Goal 78' (pen.)
Attendance: 31,500
Referee: Michael Weiner (Giesen)

2 March 2011
Bayern Munich 0 – 1 FC Schalke 04
Report (German) Raúl Goal 15'
Allianz Arena
Attendance: 69,000
Referee: Florian Meyer (Burgdorf)


Main article: 2011 DFB-Pokal Final

For the first time since 2004, a 2. Bundesliga club reached the final.[11]

21 May 2011 (2011-05-21)
20:00 CEST
MSV Duisburg 0–5 Schalke 04
Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 75,708
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Ergolding)


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