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Bayern Munich to pay for damage caused by protests at amateur club

Bayern Munich were pushed to the brink, but it was Robert Lewandowski's late strike that propelled his side past Drochtersen/Assel.
Bayern Munich's German Cup match against Drochtersen/Assel was delayed due to beach balls being thrown on the pitch.

Bayern Munich have agreed to pay for the damage caused by fans who protested against the German football association (DFB) and the German football league (DFL) during the opening-round DFB Pokal victory at amateur club Drochtersen on Saturday.

Midway through the second half of Bayern's 1-0 win, travelling fans threw beach balls and rolls of receipt paper and toilet paper onto the pitch, forcing a delay of more than five minutes to a game that was still without a goal.

In addition, numerous seats...

Marco Reus pleased with Borussia Dortmund's 'dirty win' vs. Greuther Furth

Marco Reus made amends for missing a number of gilt-edged chances in regular time with the game-winning goal in extra time against Greuther Furth.

Marco Reus was happy with a "dirty win" after scoring a dramatic 121st-minute extra-time winner against Greuther Furth in the German Cup on Monday.

Borussia Dortmund left it late twice against 2. Bundesliga side Furth. After midfielder Sebastian Ernst brought the hosts ahead in the 77th minute against the run of play, it was BVB summer addition Axel Witsel who prevented an upset with a last-gasp equaliser in the 95th minute of regular time.

Then, deep into extra-time, with a looming penalty shootout,...

German cup holders Eintract Frankfurt lose to fourth-tier amateurs

Bayern Munich were pushed to the brink, but it was Robert Lewandowski's late strike that propelled his side past Drochtersen/Assel.
Bayern Munich's German Cup match against Drochtersen/Assel was delayed due to beach balls being thrown on the pitch.

DFB Pokal holders Eintracht Frankfurt crashed out of the German cup in the first round on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat away to amateurs Ulm.

Frankfurt, who surprised Bayern Munich in the cup final last season, became the first holders to exit the competition at the first hurdle since Kaiserslautern lost in 1996.

Steffen Kienle and Vitalij Lux scored for fourth-tier Ulm, who spent one season in the top flight in 1999-2000, and the minnows held on after Goncalo Paciencia got a goal back for...