'ello, 'ello. Hope everyone is having a good Saturday. I got up to watch the QPR match, and came away so disgusted I had to create a distraction. So, we're doing a live thread for the results of the second day of this round of the DFB Pokal. Many of the top Bundesliga sides were in action today, so scroll down and see if there were any shock results or interesting goals. And if you stick through to the end, maybe there will be a nugget of Javi Martinez news.
- Dortmund fielded a fairly full squad and dispatched Oberneuland, 3-0. New boy Marco Reus got the party started beore 11 minutes had passed, and BVB was never challenged.
- Bayer Leverkusen demolished CZJ by a 4-0 score-line. Leverkusen took the lead less than 3 minutes into the match and never looked back.
- 1. FC Köln, adjusting to life in the 2. Bundesliga, beat Unterhacning 2-1. Not as close as it seemed; FCK took a 2-0 lead into the half and Unterhaching nabbed a goal at the death to make it respectable, but the win was deserved.
- Monchengladbach beat Alemania Aechan 2-0. But this was not a walk-over. The score was level at 0 after 70 minutes, despite BMG fielding a full team (ter Stegen, de Camargo, Herrmann and Jantschke all started, and Hanke came off the bench). BMG will take some time to adjust to the loss of Reus (and maybe the loss of Dante as well). Still, they got the win, and anyway Aechan is not as sorry as some of the opponents these other guys are facing.
- Stuttgart crushed Falkensee 5-0, with Harnik notching a double.
- In our first real upset of the tournament, Berliner AK 07 beat up on 1899 Hoffenheim, 4-0. Please don't think this means I know anything. Lucky guess.
- SC Freiburg needed a late goal to beat Victoria Hamburg (who?), 2-1, in a match that was level with 15 minutes to go.
- I'm pretty sure Wolfsburg vs. Schoenberg is taking place right now, but I can't find a score. Let me know if you have any information here.
Tomorrow, a few more big teams in action, with H96 facing Noettingen and Schalke traveling to Saarbruecken. As mentioned yesterday, FC Bayern will wait until Monday, when we face Jahnny Regs. Will Javi Martinez be there? Still unknown, but it's worth noting that he's not on Athletic Bilbao's squad list for their upcoming match. All parties concerned think this is going to happen, and it's rumored that he's on his was east for a physical. We're not going to call him a Bayern player until it's signed and announced, though.
More tomorrow, maybe, and we'll definitely be here with the Match Day Thread on Monday morning. I mentioned this yesterday, but I'll say it one more time: out account name on Twitter has been changed from @bayern_offside to @BavarianFBWorks. This DOES NOT require new subscribing or new adding - it will switch automatically. Just be aware in case you want to send us DMs or tell other people about our twitter account. Which is awesome if you do. Thanks for reading.