2019–20 DFB-Pokal

The 2019–20 DFB-Pokal was the 77th 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 2. Bundesliga. The competition began on 9 August 2019 with the first of six rounds and ended on 4 July 2020 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).

2019–20 DFB-Pokal
Dates9 August 2019 – 4 July 2020
Championship venueOlympiastadion, Berlin
ChampionsBayern Munich (20th title)
Runners-upBayer Leverkusen
Europa League1899 Hoffenheim[note 1]
Matches played63
Goals scored245 (3.89 per match)
Attendance1,321,688 (20,979 per match)[note 2]
Top goal scorer(s)Robert Lewandowski (6 goals)
Goals scored in penalty shoot-outs not included.

The defending champions were Bundesliga side Bayern Munich, after they defeated RB Leipzig 3–0 in the previous final.

Bayern successfully defended their title, winning their 20th DFB-Pokal title after beating Bayer Leverkusen 4–2 in the final.[2] With the win, Bayern completed their second consecutive and 13th domestic double overall, and therefore will play home (in a change of format; under old rules they would have played away as was the case the previous year) to 2019–20 Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund in the 2020 DFL-Supercup. Because Bayern qualified for the Champions League through the Bundesliga, the sixth-place team in the Bundesliga, 1899 Hoffenheim, earned qualification for the group stage of the 2020–21 edition of the UEFA Europa League, and the league's second round spot went to the team in seventh, VfL Wolfsburg.[3]

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemicEdit

On 27 March 2020, the German Football Association (DFB) indefinitely postponed the semi-finals of the competition, originally scheduled for 21 and 22 April, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany.[4] On 24 April, the DFB also indefinitely postponed the final of the competition, originally scheduled for 23 May, with the goal of completing the competition by 30 June 2020.[5] On 11 May 2020, the DFB Executive Committee approved a resumption of the competition, subject to political approval, using a hygiene concept similar to that implemented by the DFL in the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga. The semi-finals would take place on 9 and 10 June, while the final would take place on 4 July 2020.[6] However, the remaining matches were required to be played behind closed doors without any spectators.[7] In addition, five substitutions were permitted for the remaining matches, with a sixth allowed in extra time, following a proposal from FIFA and approval by IFAB to lessen the impact of fixture congestion.[8][9]

Participating clubsEdit

The following 64 teams qualified for the competition:

the 18 clubs of the 2018–19 season
2. Bundesliga
the 18 clubs of the 2018–19 season
3. Liga
the top 4 clubs of the 2018–19 season
Representatives of the regional associations
24 representatives of 21 regional associations of the DFB, qualify (in general) through the 2018–19 Verbandspokal[note 3]


Bavaria[note 5]






Lower Rhine

Lower Saxony[note 8]


Middle Rhine






South Baden



Westphalia[note 10]




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 was Bavaria, Lower Saxony and Westphalia. The best-placed amateur team of the Regionalliga Bayern was given the spot for Bavaria. For Lower Saxony, the Lower Saxony Cup was split into two paths: one for 3. Liga and Regionalliga Nord teams, and the other for amateur teams. The winners of each path qualified. 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.[10]


The draws for the different rounds were conducted as follows:[10]

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 rulesEdit

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.[10] The number of substitutes allowed on the bench was increased from seven to nine for the 2019–20 season. Initially, three substitutions were allowed during regulation, with a fourth allowed in extra time.[11] From the round of 16 onward, a video assistant referee was appointed for all DFB-Pokal matches. Though technically possible, VAR was not be used for home matches of Bundesliga clubs prior to the round of 16 in order to provide a uniform approach to all matches.[12]

For the semi-finals and final, a maximum of five substitutions were allowed, with a sixth allowed in extra time. However, each team only were given three opportunities to make substitutions, with a fourth opportunity in extra time, excluding substitutions made at half-time, before the start of extra time and at half-time in extra time.[9]


If a player would have received five yellow cards in the competition, he would have then been suspended from the next cup match. Similarly, receiving a second yellow card suspended a player from the next cup match. If a player receives a direct red card, they were suspended a minimum of one match, but the German Football Association reserves the right to increase the suspension.[10]

Champion qualificationEdit

The winner of the DFB-Pokal typically earns automatic qualification for the group stage of next year's edition of the UEFA Europa League. If they had already qualified for the UEFA Champions League through position in the Bundesliga, then the spot would go to the team in sixth, and the league's second qualifying round spot would go to the team in seventh. The winner also typically hosts the DFL-Supercup at the start of the next season, facing the champion of the previous year's Bundesliga, unless the same team wins the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal, completing a double. In that case, the runner up of the Bundesliga takes the spot and hosts instead.


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 (unless noted otherwise). The draws were televised on ARD's Sportschau, broadcast on Das Erste.[13]

The rounds of the 2019–20 competition were scheduled as follows:[1][14]

Round Draw date Matches
First round 15 June 2019 9–12 August 2019
Second round 18 August 2019 29–30 October 2019
Round of 16 3 November 2019 4–5 February 2020
Quarter-finals 9 February 2020 3–4 March 2020
Semi-finals 8 March 2020 9–10 June 2020 (originally 21–22 April 2020)
Final 4 July 2020 (originally 23 May 2020) at Olympiastadion, Berlin


A total of sixty-three matches took place, starting with the first round on 9 August 2019 and culminating with the final on 4 July 2020 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Times up to 26 October 2019 and from 29 March 2020 are CEST (UTC+2). Times from 27 October 2019 to 28 March 2020 are CET (UTC+1).

First roundEdit

The draw for the first round was held on 15 June 2019 at 18:00, with Nia Künzer drawing the matches.[15] The thirty-two matches took place from 9 to 12 August 2019.[16]

9 August 2019 (2019-08-09) KFC Uerdingen 0–2 Borussia Dortmund Düsseldorf[note 11]
20:45 Report
Stadium: Merkur Spiel-Arena
Attendance: 32,110
Referee: Sascha Stegemann
9 August 2019 (2019-08-09) FC Ingolstadt 0–1 1. FC Nürnberg Ingolstadt
20:45 Report
Stadium: Audi Sportpark
Attendance: 14,348
Referee: Daniel Siebert
10 August 2019 (2019-08-10) 1. FC Kaiserslautern 2–0 Mainz 05 Kaiserslautern
Report Stadium: Fritz-Walter-Stadion
Attendance: 40,694
Referee: Felix Zwayer
10 August 2019 (2019-08-10) Alemannia Aachen 1–4 Bayer Leverkusen Aachen
Stadium: New Tivoli
Attendance: 30,861
Referee: Martin Petersen
10 August 2019 (2019-08-10) TuS Dassendorf 0–3 Dynamo Dresden Zwickau[note 13]
15:30 Report
Stadium: Stadion Zwickau
Attendance: 5,673
Referee: Jonas Weickenmeier
10 August 2019 (2019-08-10) FC 08 Villingen 1–3 (a.e.t.) Fortuna Düsseldorf Villingen-Schwenningen
Stadium: MS Technologie Arena
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Florian Heft
10 August 2019 (2019-08-10) SV Drochtersen/Assel 0–5 Schalke 04 Drochtersen
15:30 Report
Stadium: Kehdinger Stadion
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Michael Bacher
10 August 2019 (2019-08-10) Viktoria Berlin 0–1 Arminia Bielefeld Berlin[note 14]
15:30 Report
Stadium: Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark
Attendance: 4,503
Referee: Franz Bokop
10 August 2019 (2019-08-10) SC Verl 2–1 FC Augsburg Verl
Stadium: Sportclub Arena
Attendance: 4,198
Referee: Martin Thomsen
10 August 2019 (2019-08-10) Wacker Nordhausen 1–4 Erzgebirge Aue Nordhausen
Stadium: Albert-Kuntz-Sportpark
Attendance: 4,347
Referee: Christof Günsch
10 August 2019 (2019-08-10) 1. FC Magdeburg 0–1 (a.e.t.) SC Freiburg Magdeburg
15:30 Report
Stadium: MDCC-Arena
Attendance: 14,093
Referee: Harm Osmers
10 August 2019 (2019-08-10) Würzburger Kickers 3–3 (a.e.t.)
(4–5 p)
1899 Hoffenheim Würzburg
Stadium: Flyeralarm Arena
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Guido Winkmann
10 August 2019 (2019-08-10) KSV Baunatal 2–3 VfL Bochum Baunatal
Stadium: Parkstadion Baunatal
Attendance: 5,748
Referee: Wolfgang Haslberger
10 August 2019 (2019-08-10) SSV Ulm 0–2 1. FC Heidenheim Ulm
18:30 Report
Stadium: Donaustadion
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Florian Badstübner
10 August 2019 (2019-08-10) Atlas Delmenhorst 1–6 Werder Bremen Bremen[note 15]
Stadium: Wohninvest Weserstadion
Attendance: 41,500
Referee: Patrick Ittrich
11 August 2019 (2019-08-11) FSV Salmrohr 0–6 Holstein Kiel Salmtal
15:30 Report
Stadium: Salmtalstadion
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Thorben Siewer
11 August 2019 (2019-08-11) Germania Halberstadt 0–6 Union Berlin Halberstadt
15:30 Report
Stadium: Friedenstadion
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Tobias Reichel
11 August 2019 (2019-08-11) SV Rödinghausen 3–3 (a.e.t.)
(2–4 p)
SC Paderborn Rödinghausen
Stadium: Häcker Wiehenstadion
Attendance: 2,236
Referee: Arne Aarnink
11 August 2019 (2019-08-11) Waldhof Mannheim 3–5 Eintracht Frankfurt Mannheim
Stadium: Carl-Benz-Stadion
Attendance: 24,302
Referee: Felix Brych
11 August 2019 (2019-08-11) FC Oberneuland 1–6 Darmstadt 98 Bremen
Stadium: Florian Wellmann Stadion
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Pascal Müller
11 August 2019 (2019-08-11) 1. FC Saarbrücken 3–2 Jahn Regensburg Völklingen[note 16]
Stadium: Hermann-Neuberger-Stadion
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Sven Waschitzki
11 August 2019 (2019-08-11) VfB Lübeck 3–3 (a.e.t.)
(3–4 p)
FC St. Pauli Lübeck
Stadium: Stadion Lohmühle
Attendance: 15,292
Referee: Frank Willenborg
11 August 2019 (2019-08-11) VfB Eichstätt 1–5 Hertha BSC Ingolstadt[note 17]
Stadium: Audi Sportpark
Attendance: 7,030
Referee: Timo Gerach
11 August 2019 (2019-08-11) VfL Osnabrück 2–3 RB Leipzig Osnabrück
Stadium: Stadion an der Bremer Brücke
Attendance: 16,667
Referee: Tobias Stieler
11 August 2019 (2019-08-11) Chemnitzer FC 2–2 (a.e.t.)
(5–6 p)
Hamburger SV Chemnitz
Stadium: Stadion an der Gellertstraße
Attendance: 13,130
Referee: Robert Kampka
11 August 2019 (2019-08-11) MSV Duisburg 2–0 Greuther Fürth Duisburg
Report Stadium: Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Christian Dingert
11 August 2019 (2019-08-11) Wehen Wiesbaden 3–3 (a.e.t.)
(2–3 p)
1. FC Köln Wiesbaden
Stadium: Brita-Arena
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Robert Schröder
12 August 2019 (2019-08-12) Hallescher FC 3–5 (a.e.t.) VfL Wolfsburg Halle
Stadium: Erdgas Sportpark
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Markus Schmidt
12 August 2019 (2019-08-12) Karlsruher SC 2–0 Hannover 96 Karlsruhe
Report Stadium: Wildparkstadion
Attendance: 11,779
Referee: Benjamin Cortus
12 August 2019 (2019-08-12) Hansa Rostock 0–1 VfB Stuttgart Rostock
18:30 Report
Stadium: Ostseestadion
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Sven Jablonski
12 August 2019 (2019-08-12) Energie Cottbus 1–3 Bayern Munich Cottbus
Stadium: Stadion der Freundschaft
Attendance: 20,602
Referee: Patrick Ittrich

Second roundEdit

The draw for the second round was held on 18 August 2019 at 18:00, with Sebastian Kehl drawing the matches.[13] The sixteen matches took place from 29 to 30 October 2019.[1]

29 October 2019 (2019-10-29) Hamburger SV 1–2 (a.e.t.) VfB Stuttgart Hamburg
18:30 Hunt   16' (pen.) Report
Stadium: Volksparkstadion
Attendance: 45,503
Referee: Bastian Dankert
29 October 2019 (2019-10-29) 1. FC Saarbrücken 3–2 1. FC Köln Völklingen[note 16]
Stadium: Hermann-Neuberger-Stadion
Attendance: 6,800
Referee: Martin Petersen
29 October 2019 (2019-10-29) SC Freiburg 1–3 Union Berlin Freiburg
18:30 Koch   45+2' Report
Stadium: Schwarzwald-Stadion
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Robert Kampka
29 October 2019 (2019-10-29) MSV Duisburg 0–2 1899 Hoffenheim Duisburg
18:30 Report
Stadium: Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena
Attendance: 14,306
Referee: Sören Storks
29 October 2019 (2019-10-29) VfL Bochum 1–2 Bayern Munich Bochum
20:00 Davies   35' (o.g.) Report
Stadium: Vonovia Ruhrstadion
Attendance: 26,600
Referee: Robert Schröder
29 October 2019 (2019-10-29) Arminia Bielefeld 2–3 Schalke 04 Bielefeld
Stadium: SchücoArena
Attendance: 26,203
Referee: Manuel Gräfe
29 October 2019 (2019-10-29) Darmstadt 98 0–1 Karlsruher SC Darmstadt
20:45 Report Hofmann   85' Stadium: Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor
Attendance: 11,240
Referee: Florian Badstübner
29 October 2019 (2019-10-29) Bayer Leverkusen 1–0 SC Paderborn Leverkusen
20:45 Alario   25' Report Stadium: BayArena
Attendance: 15,410
Referee: Sven Jablonski
30 October 2019 (2019-10-30) VfL Wolfsburg 1–6 RB Leipzig Wolfsburg
18:30 Weghorst   89' Report
Stadium: Volkswagen Arena
Attendance: 17,705
Referee: Felix Zwayer
30 October 2019 (2019-10-30) Werder Bremen 4–1 1. FC Heidenheim Bremen
Report Schnatterer   45+1' (pen.) Stadium: Wohninvest Weserstadion
Attendance: 38,663
Referee: Daniel Schlager
30 October 2019 (2019-10-30) SC Verl 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(8–7 p)
Holstein Kiel Verl
18:30 Hecker   45+1' Report Serra   13' Stadium: Sportclub Arena
Attendance: 5,153
Referee: Christof Günsch
30 October 2019 (2019-10-30) 1. FC Kaiserslautern 2–2 (a.e.t.)
(6–5 p)
1. FC Nürnberg Kaiserslautern
18:30 Thiele   8' (pen.)74' (pen.) Report
Stadium: Fritz-Walter-Stadion
Attendance: 21,714
Referee: Guido Winkmann
30 October 2019 (2019-10-30) Borussia Dortmund 2–1 Borussia Mönchengladbach Dortmund
20:45 Brandt   77'80' Report Thuram   71' Stadium: Signal Iduna Park
Attendance: 79,800
Referee: Benjamin Cortus
30 October 2019 (2019-10-30) FC St. Pauli 1–2 Eintracht Frankfurt Hamburg
20:45 Sobota   42' (pen.) Report Dost   4'16' Stadium: Millerntor-Stadion
Attendance: 29,373
Referee: Matthias Jöllenbeck
30 October 2019 (2019-10-30) Hertha BSC 3–3 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)
Dynamo Dresden Berlin
Stadium: Olympiastadion
Attendance: 70,429
Referee: Tobias Stieler
30 October 2019 (2019-10-30) Fortuna Düsseldorf 2–1 Erzgebirge Aue Düsseldorf
Report Krüger   12' Stadium: Merkur Spiel-Arena
Attendance: 20,141
Referee: Tobias Reichel

Round of 16Edit

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 3 November 2019 at 18:00, with Turid Knaak drawing the matches.[17] The eight matches took place from 4 to 5 February 2020.[18]

4 February 2020 (2020-02-04) Eintracht Frankfurt 3–1 RB Leipzig Frankfurt
Report Olmo   69' Stadium: Commerzbank-Arena
Attendance: 47,400
Referee: Felix Brych
4 February 2020 (2020-02-04) 1. FC Kaiserslautern 2–5 Fortuna Düsseldorf Kaiserslautern
18:30 Kühlwetter   10'39' (pen.) Report
Stadium: Fritz-Walter-Stadion
Attendance: 35,340
Referee: Markus Schmidt
4 February 2020 (2020-02-04) Schalke 04 3–2 (a.e.t.) Hertha BSC Gelsenkirchen
Stadium: Veltins-Arena
Attendance: 53,525
Referee: Harm Osmers
4 February 2020 (2020-02-04) Werder Bremen 3–2 Borussia Dortmund Bremen
Stadium: Wohninvest Weserstadion
Attendance: 41,616
Referee: Guido Winkmann
5 February 2020 (2020-02-05) Bayer Leverkusen 2–1 VfB Stuttgart Leverkusen
Report Silas   85' Stadium: BayArena
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus
5 February 2020 (2020-02-05) SC Verl 0–1 Union Berlin Verl
18:30 Report Andrich   85' Stadium: Sportclub Arena
Attendance: 5,135
Referee: Sven Jablonski
5 February 2020 (2020-02-05) Bayern Munich 4–3 1899 Hoffenheim Munich
Stadium: Allianz Arena
Attendance: 71,500
Referee: Sascha Stegemann
5 February 2020 (2020-02-05) 1. FC Saarbrücken 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(5–3 p)
Karlsruher SC Völklingen[note 16]
20:45 Report Stadium: Hermann-Neuberger-Stadion
Attendance: 6,800
Referee: Sören Storks


The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 9 February 2020 at 18:00, with Cacau drawing the matches.[19] The four matches took place from 3 to 4 March 2020.[20]

3 March 2020 (2020-03-03) 1. FC Saarbrücken 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(7–6 p)
Fortuna Düsseldorf Völklingen[note 16]
18:30 Jänicke   31' Report Jørgensen   90' Stadium: Hermann-Neuberger-Stadion
Attendance: 6,800
Referee: Deniz Aytekin
3 March 2020 (2020-03-03) Schalke 04 0–1 Bayern Munich Gelsenkirchen
20:45 Report Kimmich   40' Stadium: Veltins-Arena
Attendance: 62,271
Referee: Tobias Stieler
4 March 2020 (2020-03-04) Bayer Leverkusen 3–1 Union Berlin Leverkusen
Report Ingvartsen   39' Stadium: BayArena
Attendance: 18,453
Referee: Benjamin Cortus
4 March 2020 (2020-03-04) Eintracht Frankfurt 2–0 Werder Bremen Frankfurt
Report Stadium: Commerzbank-Arena
Attendance: 51,500
Referee: Felix Zwayer


The draw for the semi-finals was held on 8 March 2020 at 18:00, with Almuth Schult drawing the matches.[21] The two matches took place from 9 to 10 June 2020.[22]

1. FC Saarbrücken of the Regionalliga Südwest became the first fourth-division club in the history of the DFB-Pokal to reach the semi-finals of the competition.[23]

1. FC Saarbrücken0–3Bayer Leverkusen
Hermann-Neuberger-Stadion, Völklingen[note 16]
Attendance: 0[note 18]

Bayern Munich2–1Eintracht Frankfurt
Report Da Costa   69'


The final took place on 4 July 2020 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.[1]

Bayer Leverkusen2–4Bayern Munich

Top goalscorersEdit

The following were the top scorers of the DFB-Pokal, sorted first by number of goals, and then alphabetically if necessary.[24] Goals scored in penalty shoot-outs are not included.

Rank Player Team Goals
1   Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 6
2   Rouwen Hennings Fortuna Düsseldorf 4
3   Lucas Alario Bayer Leverkusen 3
  Robert Andrich Union Berlin
  Makana Baku Holstein Kiel
  Serdar Dursun Darmstadt 98
  Silvère Ganvoula VfL Bochum
  Gillian Jurcher 1. FC Saarbrücken
  Filip Kostić Eintracht Frankfurt
  Benito Raman Schalke 04
  Milot Rashica Werder Bremen
  Ante Rebić Eintracht Frankfurt
  Marcel Sabitzer RB Leipzig


  1. ^ Since the winners of the DFB-Pokal, Bayern Munich, qualified for the Champions League based on their league position, the Europa League group stage spot awarded to the DFB-Pokal winner was passed to the sixth-placed team in the Bundesliga, 1899 Hoffenheim.
  2. ^ The average attendance was 22,028 after 60 matches prior to fixtures being played behind closed doors.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Waldhof Mannheim qualified regardless of the outcome of the final of the Baden Cup, as Karlsruher SC, the other finalists, already qualified for the DFB-Pokal through their 3. Liga position.
  5. ^ In addition to the Bavarian Cup winners, the best-placed amateur team of the Regionalliga Bayern also qualify.
  6. ^ VfB Eichstätt qualified as runners-up of the Regionalliga Bayern as the champions Bayern Munich II were ineligible to participate.
  7. ^ KSV Baunatal qualified regardless of the outcome of the final of the Hessian Cup, as Wehen Wiesbaden, the other finalists, already qualified for the DFB-Pokal through their 3. Liga position.
  8. ^ The Lower Saxony Cup is split into two paths: one for 3. Liga and Regionalliga Nord teams, and the other for amateur teams. The winners of each path qualify.
  9. ^ Germania Halberstadt qualified regardless of the outcome of the final of the Saxony-Anhalt Cup, as Hallescher FC, the other finalists, already qualified for the DFB-Pokal through their 3. Liga position.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ The KFC Uerdingen v Borussia Dortmund match took place at the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Düsseldorf instead of KFC Uerdingen's home stadium.
  12. ^ The SV Sandhausen v Borussia Mönchengladbach match, originally scheduled for 20:45 CEST, was delayed to 21:30 CEST due to adverse weather conditions.
  13. ^ The TuS Dassendorf v Dynamo Dresden match took place at the Stadion Zwickau in Zwickau instead of TuS Dassendorf's home stadium.
  14. ^ The Viktoria Berlin v Arminia Bielefeld match took place at the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark in Berlin instead of Viktoria Berlin's home stadium.
  15. ^ The Atlas Delmenhorst v Werder Bremen took place at the Wohninvest Weserstadion in Bremen instead of Atlas Delmenhorst's home stadium.
  16. ^ a b c d e 1. FC Saarbrücken play their home matches at the Hermann-Neuberger-Stadion in Völklingen due to the rebuilding of the Ludwigsparkstadion in Saarbrücken.
  17. ^ The VfB Eichstätt v Hertha BSC match took place at the Audi Sportpark in Ingolstadt instead of VfB Eichstätt's home stadium.
  18. ^ a b c The semi-finals and final was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany.


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