Bayern Munich looked resplendent in their hand-painted retro kit designed by Pharrell Williams, but did it hold a curse from the early 1990s?
Holders Bayern Munich twice gave up a the lead before crashing out of the German Cup 6-5 on penalties to second-tier Holstein Kiel on Wednesday.
Moussa Diaby scored twice as 10-man Bayer Leverkusen came from a goal down to defeat in-form Eintracht Frankfurt 4-1 in the DFB Pokal second round.
German third-tier side Dynamo Dresden said they sold more than 72,000 "ghost" tickets for a cup match in an empty staidum.
Schalke ended their 22-match winless run that stretched back to February with a 4-1 victory over amateurs Schweinfurt on Tuesday.
United States defender Chris Richards is unavailable for Bayern Munich's cup match against minnows Duren on Thursday due to injury.
Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus scored on his comeback after a seven-month injury break and teenager Jude Bellingham was also on target on his
Hamburg's Toni Leistner entered the stands to pick a fight with Dynamo Dresden supporters after his side's 4-1 German Cup loss on Monday.
Amadou Haidara, Yussuf Poulsen and Hwang Hee-chan found the net for RB Leipzig to win the tie.
Eintracht Braunschweig captain Martin Kobylanski scored a hat-trick as the second division newcomers stunned Hertha Berlin 5-4 in the German Cup fir