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The 2010–11 DFB-Pokal was the 68th season of the annual German football cup competition. The competition began on 13 August 2010 with the first round and concluded on 21 May 2011 with the final at the Olympiastadion 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.

2010–11 DFB-Pokal
ChampionsSchalke 04
Runners-upMSV Duisburg
Matches played63
Goals scored198 (3.14 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Srđan Lakić
(7 goals)[1]

Participating clubsEdit

The following 64 teams competed in the first round:

the 18 clubs of the 2009–10 season
2. Bundesliga
the 18 clubs of the 2009–10 season
3. Liga
the top 4 clubs of the 2009–10 season
Winners of 21 regional cup competitions
  1. ^ a b SV Sandhausen and SV Babelsberg take part on behalf of their cup-winning reserve teams as these are not permitted to enter the competition.
  2. ^ a b c Finalists from the three regions with the most participating teams in their league competitions (Bavaria, Lower Saxony, Westphalia) are also allowed to compete.
  3. ^ Since VfL 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 participant. 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.


First roundEdit

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 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

Second roundEdit

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

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

All times CEST

Round of 16Edit

The draw for this round took place on 31 October 2010.[7] Six matches took place on 21–22 December 2010; the ties Offenbach–Nürnberg 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

Schalke 043 – 2 (a.e.t.)1. FC Nürnberg
Gavranović   14'
Rakitić   58'
Draxler   119'
Report (in German) Schieber   4'32'
Attendance: 49,191

Energie Cottbus1 – 01899 Hoffenheim
Shao   84' Report (in German)
Attendance: 15,220

MSV Duisburg2 – 01. FC Kaiserslautern
Bajić   36'
Šukalo   58'
Report (in German)
Attendance: 22,917
Referee: Felix Brych (Munich)

Alemannia Aachen0 – 4Bayern Munich
Report (in German) Gómez   26'
Müller   75'80'
Robben   88'
Attendance: 32,190


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

MSV Duisburg2 – 1Energie Cottbus
Maierhofer   24'
Baljak   54'
Report (in German) Petersen   78' (pen.)
Attendance: 31,500

Bayern Munich0 – 1Schalke 04
Report (in German) Raúl   15'
Attendance: 69,000


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

MSV Duisburg0–5Schalke 04
Attendance: 75,708


  1. ^ "DFB-Pokal: Alle Torjäger und Torschützen". kicker Sportmagazin.
  2. ^ "Rahmenterminkalender 2010/2011" (in German). DFB. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  3. ^ "DFB Cup Men: Mode". DFB. Archived from the original on 9 June 2009.
  4. ^ "Jagd auf Robben und Co" (in German). kicker sportmagazin. Archived from the original on 5 June 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Jones zieht Hammerlos" (in German). kicker sportmagazin. Archived from the original on 22 August 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2010.
  6. ^ "Umzug für großen Auftritt" (in German). 16 September 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  7. ^ "Südschlager: VfB empfängt den FCB!" (in German). kicker sportmagazin. Archived from the original on 3 November 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  8. ^ "Pokalspiel in Offenbach abgesagt" [Offenbach cup tie postponed] (in German). kicker Sportmagazin. Archived from the original on 3 January 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  9. ^ "Kein Derby in Koblenz - FCA empfängt Schalke" [No derby at Koblenz - FCA to host Schalke] (in German). kicker Sportmagazin. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  10. ^ "DFB-Pokal: Aachen empfäangt Bayern, Cottbus Hoffenheim" [Aachen hosts Bayern, Cottbus Hoffenheim] (in German). DFB. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
  11. ^ a b "Bayern gegen Schalke - Duisburg erwartet Cottbus!" (in German). kicker sportmagazin. Retrieved 30 January 2011.

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