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DFB-Pokal
2017-18
DFB-Pokal
Region Germany
Championship venue Olympiastadion, Berlin
Dates 11 August 2017 – 19 May 2018
Number of teams 64
Champions Eintracht Frankfurt
Runner-up Bayern Munich
Total matches played 63
Total goals scored 221
Top goal scorer Robert Lewandowski (6 goals)
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The 2017–18 DFB-Pokal was the 75th 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 the 2. Bundesliga. The competition began on 11 August 2017 with the first of six rounds and ended on 19 May 2018 with the final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, a nominally neutral venue, which has hosted the final since 1985. 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).

The defending champions were Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, after they defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 2–1 in the previous final. Dortmund were knocked out of the competition in the round of 16 by record winners Bayern Munich, losing 1–2.

Eintracht Frankfurt defeated Bayern Munich 3–1 in the final to claim their fifth title.

As winners, Eintracht Frankfurt automatically qualified for the group stage of the 2018–19 edition of the UEFA Europa League. They also will host the 2018 edition of the DFL-Supercup at the start of the next season, and will face the champion of the 2017–18 Bundesliga, Bayern Munich.

Participating clubs

The following 64 teams qualified for the competition:

Bundesliga
the 18 clubs of the 2016–17 season
2. Bundesliga
the 18 clubs of the 2016–17 season
3. Liga
the top 4 clubs of the 2016–17 season
Representatives of the regional associations
24 representatives of 21 regional associations of the DFB, qualify (in general) through the 2016–17 Verbandspokal
  • Baden
FC Nöttingen
  • Bavaria
Schweinfurt 05 (CW)
SpVgg Unterhaching (RB)
  • Berlin
BFC Dynamo
  • Brandenburg
Energie Cottbus
  • Bremen
Leher TS
  • Hamburg
Eintracht Norderstedt
  • Hesse
Wehen Wiesbaden
  • Lower Rhine
Rot-Weiss Essen
  • Lower Saxony
LSK Hansa
VfL Osnabrück
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Hansa Rostock
  • Middle Rhine
Bonner SC
  • Rhineland
TuS Koblenz
  • Saarland
1. FC Saarbrücken
  • Saxony
Chemnitzer FC
  • Saxony-Anhalt
Germania Halberstadt
  • Schleswig-Holstein
SV Eichede
  • South Baden
1. FC Rielasingen-Arlen
  • Southwest
SV Morlautern
  • Thuringia
Rot-Weiß Erfurt
  • Westphalia
SC Paderborn (CW)
TuS Erndtebrück (PO)
  • Württemberg
Sportfreunde Dorfmerkingen

Format

Participation

The DFB-Pokal begins 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 are automatically qualified for the tournament. Of the remaining slots, 21 are given to the cup winners of the regional football associations, the Verbandspokal. The 3 remaining slots are given to the three regional associations with the most men's teams, which currently is Bavaria, Lower Saxony, and Westphalia. The runner-up of the Lower Saxony Cup is given the slot, along with the best-placed amateur team of the Regionalliga Bayern. For Westphalia, the winner of a play-off between the best-placed team of the Regionalliga West and Oberliga Westfalen also qualify. As every team is entitled to participate in local tournaments which qualify for the association cups, every team can in principle compete in the DFB-Pokal. Reserve teams and combined football sections are not permitted to enter, along with no two teams of the same association or corporation.

Draw

The draws for the different rounds are conducted as following:

For the first round, the participating teams will be split into two pots of 32 teams each. The first pot contains all teams which have 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 will be drawn to a team from the second pot, which contains all remaining professional teams (all the teams of the Bundesliga and the remaining fourteen 2. Bundesliga teams). The teams from the first pot will be set as the home team in the process.

The two-pot scenario will also be 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) will serve as hosts. This time the pots do not have to be of equal size though, depending on the results of the first round. Theoretically, it is even possible that there may 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 is empty, the remaining pairings will be drawn from the other pot with the first-drawn team for a match serving as hosts.

For the remaining rounds, the draw will be conducted from just one pot. Any remaining 3. Liga and/or amateur team(s) will be the home team if drawn against a professional team. In every other case, the first-drawn team will serve as hosts.

Match rules

Teams meet in one game per round. Matches take place for 90 minutes, with two-halves of 45 minutes. If still tied after regulation, 30 minutes of extra time will be played, consisting of two periods of 15 minutes. If the score is still level after this, the match will be decided by a penalty shoot-out. A coin toss will decide who takes the first penalty. A total of seven players are allowed to be listed on the substitute bench, with up to three substitutions being allowed during regulation. After approval by the IFAB during the previous season, the use of a fourth substitute is allowed in extra time as part of a pilot project.

Suspensions

If a player receives five yellow cards in the competition, he will then be suspended from the next cup match. Similarly, receiving a second yellow card suspends a player from the next cup match. If a player receives a direct red card, they will be suspended a minimum of one match, but the German Football Association reserves the right to increase the suspension.

Champion qualification

The winner of the DFB-Pokal earns automatic qualification for the group stage of next year's edition of the UEFA Europa League. If they have already qualified for the UEFA Champions League through position in the Bundesliga, then the spot will go to the team in sixth, and the league's third qualifying round spot will go to the team in seventh. The winner also will host the DFL-Supercup at the start of the next season, and will face 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 will take the spot and host instead.

Schedule

Round Draw date and time Matches
Round 1 11–14 August 2017
Round 2 24–25 October 2017
Round of 16 19–20 December 2017
Quarter-finals 6–7 February 2018
Semi-finals 17–18 April 2018
Final 19 May 2018 at Olympiastadion, Berlin

Matches

A total of sixty-three matches will take place, starting with the first round on 11 August 2017 and culminating with the final on 19 May 2018 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Times up to 28 October 2017 and from 25 March 2018 are CEST (UTC+2). Times from 29 October 2017 to 24 March 2018 are CET (UTC+1).

First round

The draw for the first round was held on 11 June 2017 at 18:00, with Sebastian Kehl drawing the matches. The thirty-two matches took place from 11 to 14 August 2017.

11 August 2017 (2017-08-11) TuS Koblenz 2–3 Dynamo Dresden Zwickau  
19:00 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247870 Stadium: Stadion Zwickau
Attendance: 6,300
Referee: Markus Schmidt
11 August 2017 (2017-08-11) Rot-Weiss Essen 1–2 Borussia Mönchengladbach Essen  
20:45 Baier Soccerball 29' Report Stadium: Stadion Essen
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: Patrick Ittrich
11 August 2017 (2017-08-11) Karlsruher SC 0–3 Bayer Leverkusen Karlsruhe  
20:45 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247872 Stadium: Wildparkstadion
Attendance: 17,073
Referee: Robert Hartmann
11 August 2017 (2017-08-11) Holstein Kiel 2–1 Eintracht Braunschweig Kiel  
20:45 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247874 Nyman Soccerball 48' Stadium: Holstein-Stadion
Attendance: 10,052
Referee: Guido Winkmann
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) Germania Halberstadt 1–2 SC Freiburg Halberstadt  
15:30 Michel Soccerball 87' https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247845 Stadium: Friedensstadion
Attendance: 5,037
Referee: Christof Günsch
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) Chemnitzer FC 0–5 Bayern Munich Chemnitz  
15:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247850 Stadium: Community4you Arena
Attendance: 15,015
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) LSK Hansa 1–3 Mainz 05 Lüneburg  
15:30 Vobejda Soccerball 31' https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247856 Stadium: Sportanlage Sülzwiesen
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Sven Jablonski
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) Leher TS 0–5 1. FC Köln Bremerhaven  
15:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247857 Stadium: Nordsee-Stadion
Attendance: 8,119
Referee: René Rohde
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) SpVgg Unterhaching 0–4 1. FC Heidenheim Unterhaching  
15:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247868 Stadium: Alpenbauer Sportpark
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Timo Gerach
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) TuS Erndtebrück 0–3 Eintracht Frankfurt Siegen  
15:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247869 Stadium: Leimbachstadion
Attendance: 13,106
Referee: Benedikt Kempkes
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) 1. FC Rielasingen-Arlen 0–4 Borussia Dortmund Freiburg  
15:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247871 Stadium: Schwarzwald-Stadion
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Christian Dietz
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) SV Eichede 0–4 1. FC Kaiserslautern Lübeck  
15:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247873 Stadium: Stadion Lohmühle
Attendance: 4,039
Referee: Sven Waschitzki
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) Rot-Weiß Erfurt 0–1 1899 Hoffenheim Erfurt  
18:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247854 Amiri Soccerball 55' Stadium: Steigerwaldstadion
Attendance: 8,144
Referee: Daniel Siebert
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) Jahn Regensburg 3–1 Darmstadt 98 Regensburg  
18:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247864 Sobiech Soccerball 40' Stadium: Continental Arena
Attendance: 8,919
Referee: Martin Petersen
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) Arminia Bielefeld 1–3 Fortuna Düsseldorf Bielefeld  
18:30 Klos Soccerball 55' https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247866 Stadium: SchücoArena
Attendance: 19,825
Referee: Harm Osmers
12 August 2017 (2017-08-12) Würzburger Kickers 0–3 Werder Bremen Offenbach  
20:45 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247859 Stadium: Sparda-Bank-Hessen-Stadion
Attendance: 8,090
Referee: Sascha Stegemann
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) 1860 Munich 1–2 FC Ingolstadt Munich  
15:30 Weber Soccerball 66' https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247844 Stadium: Städtisches Stadion an der Grünwalder Straße
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: Tobias Stieler
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) VfL Osnabrück 3–1 Hamburger SV Osnabrück  
15:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247847 Wood Soccerball 74' (pen.) Stadium: Stadion an der Bremer Brücke
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Deniz Aytekin
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) Bonner SC 2–6 Hannover 96 Bonn  
15:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247848 Stadium: Sportpark Nord
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Daniel Schlager
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) Sportfreunde Dorfmerkingen 0–5 RB Leipzig Aalen  
15:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247853 Stadium: Ostalb Arena
Attendance: 10,460
Referee: Florian Badstübner
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) Schweinfurt 05 2–1 SV Sandhausen Schweinfurt  
15:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247860 Höler Soccerball 11' Stadium: Willy-Sachs-Stadion
Attendance: 4,610
Referee: Robert Kampka
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) SV Morlautern 0–5 Greuther Fürth Pirmasens  
15:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247861 Stadium: Sportpark Husterhöhe
Attendance: 2,900
Referee: Robert Kempter
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) 1. FC Saarbrücken 1–2 Union Berlin Völklingen  
15:30 Behrens Soccerball 40' https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247862 Stadium: Hermann-Neuberger-Stadion
Attendance: 6,936
Referee: Sören Storks
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) FC Nöttingen 2–5 VfL Bochum Karlsruhe  
15:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247863 Stadium: Wildparkstadion
Attendance: 2,700
Referee: Robert Schröder
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) Eintracht Norderstedt 0–1 VfL Wolfsburg Norderstedt  
15:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247867 Camacho Soccerball 59' Stadium: Edmund-Plambeck-Stadion
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Lasse Koslowski
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) 1. FC Magdeburg 2–0 FC Augsburg Magdeburg  
18:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247849 Stadium: MDCC-Arena
Attendance: 21,641
Referee: Manuel Gräfe
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) Energie Cottbus 2–2
(3–4 pen)
VfB Stuttgart Cottbus  
18:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247852 Stadium: Stadion der Freundschaft
Attendance: 17,516
Referee: Benjamin Cortus
    Penalties  
* Viteritti Soccerball shad check   * Soccerball shad check Terodde
13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) Wehen Wiesbaden 2–0 Erzgebirge Aue Wiesbaden  
18:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247865 Stadium: Brita-Arena
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Frank Willenborg
14 August 2017 (2017-08-14) MSV Duisburg 1–2 1. FC Nürnberg Duisburg  
18:30 Wolze Soccerball 90+4' (pen.) https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247846 Stadium: Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena
Attendance: 15,576
Referee: Christian Dingert
14 August 2017 (2017-08-14) SC Paderborn 2–1 FC St. Pauli Paderborn  
18:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247855 Allagui Soccerball 90+1' Stadium: Benteler-Arena
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Florian Heft
14 August 2017 (2017-08-14) BFC Dynamo 0–2 Schalke 04 Berlin  
18:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247875 Konoplyanka Soccerball 78'90+1' Stadium: Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark
Attendance: 14,117
Referee: Arne Aarnink
14 August 2017 (2017-08-14) Hansa Rostock 0–2 Hertha BSC Rostock  
20:45 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2247851 Stadium: Ostseestadion
Attendance: 22,400
Referee: Robert Hartmann

Second round

The draw for the second round was held on 20 August 2017 at 18:00, with Carolin Kebekus drawing the matches. The sixteen matches took place from 24 to 25 October 2017.

24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) SC Paderborn 2–0 VfL Bochum Paderborn  
18:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249110 Stadium: Benteler-Arena
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Sascha Stegemann
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) Wehen Wiesbaden 1–3 Schalke 04 Wiesbaden  
18:30 Blacha Soccerball 76' https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249112 Stadium: Brita-Arena
Attendance: 11,373
Referee: Sven Jablonski
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) Fortuna Düsseldorf 0–1 Borussia Mönchengladbach Düsseldorf  
18:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249114 Hazard Soccerball 52' Stadium: Esprit Arena
Attendance: 52,500
Referee: Manuel Gräfe
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) Bayer Leverkusen 4–1 Union Berlin Leverkusen  
18:35 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249117 Daube Soccerball 46' Stadium: BayArena
Attendance: 24,326
Referee: Frank Willenborg
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) Schweinfurt 05 0–4 Eintracht Frankfurt Schweinfurt  
20:45 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249085 Stadium: Willy-Sachs-Stadion
Attendance: 15,060
Referee: Arne Aarnink
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) 1. FC Magdeburg 0–5 Borussia Dortmund Magdeburg  
20:45 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249107 Stadium: MDCC-Arena
Attendance: 23,102
Referee: Daniel Siebert
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) Mainz 05 3–2 Holstein Kiel Mainz  
20:45 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249115 Stadium: Opel Arena
Attendance: 10,441
Referee: Daniel Schlager
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) Greuther Fürth 1–3 FC Ingolstadt Fürth  
20:45 Raum Soccerball 46' https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249122 Stadium: Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer
Attendance: 4,925
Referee: Harm Osmers
25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) VfL Osnabrück 2–3 1. FC Nürnberg Osnabrück  
18:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249105 Stadium: Stadion an der Bremer Brücke
Attendance: 13,557
Referee: Bastian Dankert
25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) Hertha BSC 1–3 1. FC Köln Berlin  
18:30 Stark Soccerball 69' https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249116 Stadium: Olympiastadion
Attendance: 33,459
Referee: Marco Fritz
25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) VfL Wolfsburg 1–0 Hannover 96 Wolfsburg  
18:30 Uduokhai Soccerball 49' https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249119 Stadium: Volkswagen Arena
Attendance: 15,508
Referee: Felix Brych
25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1–3 VfB Stuttgart Kaiserslautern  
18:30 Spalvis Soccerball 6' https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249121 Stadium: Fritz-Walter-Stadion
Attendance: 28,322
Referee: Patrick Ittrich
25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) Jahn Regensburg 2–5 1. FC Heidenheim Regensburg  
20:45 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249118 Stadium: Continental Arena
Attendance: 6,678
Referee: Christian Dingert
25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) Werder Bremen 1–0 1899 Hoffenheim Bremen  
20:45 Belfodil Soccerball 30' https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249120 Stadium: Weser-Stadion
Attendance: 31,210
Referee: Tobias Stieler
25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) SC Freiburg 3–1 Dynamo Dresden Freiburg  
20:45 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249123 Benatelli Soccerball 48' Stadium: Schwarzwald-Stadion
Attendance: 17,800
Referee: Benjamin Brand
25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) RB Leipzig 1–1
(4–5 pen)
Bayern Munich Leipzig  
20:45 Forsberg Soccerball 68' (pen.) https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249124 Thiago Soccerball 73' Stadium: Red Bull Arena
Attendance: 42,558
Referee: Felix Zwayer
    Penalties  
* Bernardo Soccerball shad check   * Soccerball shad check Lewandowski

Round of 16

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 29 October 2017 at 18:00, with Stefan Effenberg drawing the matches. The eight matches took place from 19 to 20 December 2017.

19 December 2017 (2017-12-19) Mainz 05 3–1 VfB Stuttgart Mainz  
18:30 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249125 Gentner Soccerball 41' Stadium: Opel Arena
Attendance: 22,143
Referee: Tobias Stieler
19 December 2017 (2017-12-19) SC Paderborn 1–0 FC Ingolstadt Paderborn  
18:30 Zolinski Soccerball 56' https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249131 Stadium: Benteler-Arena
Attendance: 14,800
Referee: Felix Zwayer
19 December 2017 (2017-12-19) 1. FC Nürnberg 0–2 VfL Wolfsburg Nuremberg  
20:45 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249126 Stadium: Max-Morlock-Stadion
Attendance: 26,104
Referee: Daniel Siebert
19 December 2017 (2017-12-19) Schalke 04 1–0 1. FC Köln Gelsenkirchen  
20:45 Meyer Soccerball 63' https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249132 Stadium: Veltins-Arena
Attendance: 56,392
Referee: Robert Hartmann
20 December 2017 (2017-12-20) Werder Bremen 3–2 SC Freiburg Bremen  
18:30 Report Stadium: Weser-Stadion
Attendance: 33,519
Referee: Guido Winkmann
20 December 2017 (2017-12-20) Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–1 Bayer Leverkusen Mönchengladbach  
18:40 https://www.dfb.de/dfb-pokal/spieltag/?spieledb_path=%2Fmatches%2F2249130 Bailey Soccerball 70' Stadium: Borussia-Park
Attendance: 49,016
Referee: Manuel Gräfe
20 December 2017 (2017-12-20) Bayern Munich 2–1 Borussia Dortmund Munich  
20:45 Report Yarmolenko Soccerball 77' Stadium: Allianz Arena
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Sascha Stegemann
20 December 2017 (2017-12-20) 1. FC Heidenheim 1–2 Eintracht Frankfurt Heidenheim  
20:50 Schnatterer Soccerball 96' Report Stadium: Voith-Arena
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Sven Jablonski

Quarter-finals

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 7 January 2018 at 18:00, with Oliver Roggisch drawing the matches. The four matches took place from 6 to 7 February 2018.

6 February 2018 (2018-02-06) SC Paderborn 0–6 Bayern Munich Paderborn  
18:30 Report Stadium: Benteler-Arena
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Markus Schmidt
6 February 2018 (2018-02-06) Bayer Leverkusen 4–2 Werder Bremen Leverkusen  
20:45 Report Stadium: BayArena
Attendance: 25,653
Referee: Marco Fritz
7 February 2018 (2018-02-07) Eintracht Frankfurt 3–0 Mainz 05 Frankfurt  
18:30 Report Stadium: Commerzbank-Arena
Attendance: 48,200
Referee: Deniz Aytekin
7 February 2018 (2018-02-07) Schalke 04 1–0 VfL Wolfsburg Gelsenkirchen  
20:45 Burgstaller Soccerball 10' Report Stadium: Veltins-Arena
Attendance: 50,642
Referee: Christian Dingert

Semi-finals

The draw for the semi-finals was held on 11 February 2018 at 18:00, with Andreas Köpke drawing the matches. The two matches took place from 17 to 18 April 2018.

17 April 2018 (2018-04-17)
20:45
Bayer Leverkusen 2–6 Bayern Munich BayArena, Leverkusen
Attendance: 30,210
Referee: Daniel Siebert
Report

18 April 2018 (2018-04-18)
20:45
Schalke 04 0–1 Eintracht Frankfurt Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Robert Hartmann
Report Jović Soccerball 75'

Final

Main article: 2018 DFB-Pokal Final

The final took place on 19 May 2018 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

19 May 2018 (2018-05-19)
20:00 CEST
Bayern Munich 1–3 Eintracht Frankfurt Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 74,322
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Berlin)
Lewandowski Soccerball 53' Report Rebić Soccerball 11'82'
Gaćinović Soccerball 90+6'

Top goalscorers

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

As of 17 April 2018
Rank Player Team Goals
1 Flag of Poland Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 5
2 Flag of France Sébastien Haller Eintracht Frankfurt 4
Germany Thomas Müller Bayern Munich
4 Flag of Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund 3
Flag of Jamaica Leon Bailey Bayer Leverkusen
Germany Julian Brandt Bayer Leverkusen
Germany Robert Glatzel 1. FC Heidenheim
Flag of Austria Lukas Hinterseer VfL Bochum
Germany Nils Petersen SC Freiburg

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