BERLIN, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Leipzig eased 3-0 past second division outfit Nuremberg thanks to the goals from Amadou Haidara, Yussuf Poulsen and Hwang Hee-chan whereas Eintracht Frankfurt needed two second-half goals to overpower resilient third division side 1860 Munich 2-1 in the opening round of the German Cup on Saturday.
The absence of some key players, including Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi, Andel Di Maria and Keylor Navas who have all tested positive for coronavirus, reduced Thomas Tuchel's choices for his starting line-up. As a result, several youngsters and new signings were brought into the squad to fill the places.
Florian Thauvin's close-range volley set up by Dimitri Payet in the 31st minute punished the defending champions to a two-game losing streak in the opening two weeks of the Ligue 1 campaign, the first time the capital-based club has lost its first two games in a season since 1984-1985.
Braunschweig's strategy did not pan out as Berlin levelled the scores in the 65th minute through Peter Pekarik, who benefitted from Cunha's cut-back pass from inside the box.
The bad relationship got worse last month as PSG went all the way into the Champions League final, which previously was an honor exclusively belonging to Marseille.
"I'm 23 years old. I don't think it's my last chance. I do believe that I will be a Grand Slam champion at some point," he added. Enditem
The reigning champions had 25 points after 10 matches and sealed a spot in the second stage.
Two years ago, an invitation was sent to the world - "Welcome to Hangzhou". Two years to go, the city is determined to honor its promises of a "Green, Smart, Economical and Ethical" Games in 2022. Enditem
"I am not satisfied with the first-half performance. We made Jena strong. Nevertheless, after the restart we controlled the proceedings and wrapped up a deserved win," Werder Bremen head coach Florian Kohfeldt said.
The bamboo shape means "getting higher and higher." The cover button is taken from the traditional Chinese wishful shape, wishing the Beijing Winter Olympics a resounding success.
In the penalty shootout, Hoffenheim's goalkeeper Baumann saved two penalties while Bickel missed the target from the spot, allowing Hoffenheim to advance into the second round.