DFB-Pokal
2018–19
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Region Germany
Championship venue Olympiastadion, Berlin
Dates 17 August 2018 – 25 May 2019
Number of teams 64
Defending champions Eintracht Frankfurt
Champions Bayern Munich
Runner-up RB Leipzig
Total matches played 63
Total goals scored 247
Top goal scorer Robert Lewandowski (7 goals)
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The 2018–19 DFB-Pokal was the 76th season of the annual German football cup competition. Sixty-four teams will participate in the competition, including all teams from the previous year's Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga. The competition will begin on 17 August 2018 with the first of six rounds and will end on 25 May 2019 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 Eintracht Frankfurt, after they defeated Bayern Munich 3–1 in the previous final.

Bayern Munich won the final 3–0 against RB Leipzig for their 19th title. With the win, Bayern completed their 12th domestic double, and therefore will play away to 2018–19 Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund in the 2019 DFL-Supercup in August 2019. Because Bayern qualified for the Champions League through the Bundesliga, the sixth-place team in the Bundesliga, VfL Wolfsburg, earned qualification for the group stage of the 2019–20 edition of the UEFA Europa League, and the league's third second round spot went to the team in seventh, Eintracht Frankfurt.

Participating clubs

The following 64 teams qualified for the competition:

Bundesliga
the 18 clubs of the 2017–18 season
2. Bundesliga
the 18 clubs of the 2017–18 season
3. Liga
the top 4 clubs of the 2017–18 season
Representatives of the regional associations
24 representatives of 21 regional associations of the DFB, qualify (in general) through the 2017–18 Verbandspokal
  • Baden
1. CfR Pforzheim
  • Bavaria
1. FC Schweinfurt (CW)
1860 Munich (RB)
  • Berlin
BFC Dynamo
  • Brandenburg
Energie Cottbus
  • Bremen
BSC Hastedt
  • Hamburg
TuS Dassendorf
  • Hesse
TSV Steinbach
  • Lower Rhine
Rot-Weiß Oberhausen
  • Lower Saxony
SV Drochtersen/Assel
SSV Jeddeloh
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Hansa Rostock
  • Middle Rhine
Viktoria Köln
  • Rhineland
Rot-Weiss Koblenz
  • Saarland
SV Elversberg
  • Saxony
Chemie Leipzig
  • Saxony-Anhalt
Lok Stendal
  • Schleswig-Holstein
Weiche Flensburg
  • South Baden
SV Linx
  • Southwest
Wormatia Worms
  • Thuringia
Carl Zeiss Jena
  • Westphalia
TuS Erndtebrück (CW)
SV Rödinghausen (PO)
  • Württemberg
SSV Ulm

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 in 2016, the use of a fourth substitute is allowed in extra time as part of a pilot project. From the quarter-finals onward, a video assistant referee will be appointed for all DFB-Pokal matches. Though technically possible, VAR will not be used for home matches of Bundesliga clubs prior to the quarter-finals in order to provide a uniform approach to all matches.

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 second 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

All draws will generally be held at the German Football Museum in Dortmund, on a Sunday evening at 18:00 after each round (unless noted otherwise). The draws will be televised on ARD's Sportschau, broadcast on Das Erste. From the quarter-finals onwards, the draw for the DFB-Pokal der Frauen will also take place at the same time.

The rounds of the 2018–19 competition are scheduled as follows:

Round Draw date Matches
First round 8 June 2018, 22:00 17–20 August 2018
Second round 26 August 2018 30–31 October 2018
Round of 16 4 November 2018 5–6 February 2019
Quarter-finals 10 February 2019 2–3 April 2019
Semi-finals 7 April 2019 23–24 April 2019
Final 25 May 2019 at Olympiastadion, Berlin

Matches

A total of sixty-three matches will take place, starting with the first round on 17 August 2018 and culminating with the final on 25 May 2019 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Times up to 27 October 2018 and from 31 March 2019 are CEST (UTC+2). Times from 28 October 2018 to 30 March 2019 are CET (UTC+1).

First round

The draw for the first round was held on 8 June 2018 at 22:00, with Palina Rojinski drawing the matches. The thirty-two matches took place from 17 to 20 August 2018.

17 August 2018 (2018-08-17) Wehen Wiesbaden 3–2 FC St. Pauli Wiesbaden  
20:45 Reddemann Goal 35'
Schäffler Goal 103' (pen.)
Schmidt Goal 105+1'
ReportReport] Neudecker Goal 51'
Avevor Goal 109'
Stadium: Brita-Arena
Attendance: 10,007
Referee: Christian Dingert
17 August 2018 (2018-08-17) 1. FC Magdeburg 0–1 Darmstadt 98 Magdeburg  
20:45 Report Kempe Goal 3' (pen.) Stadium: MDCC-Arena
Attendance: 20,165
Referee: Robert Schröder
17 August 2018 (2018-08-17) 1. FC Schweinfurt 0–2 Schalke 04 Schweinfurt  
20:45 Report Bentaleb Goal 24' (pen.)
Jabiri Goal 75' (o.g.)
Stadium: Willy-Sachs-Stadion
Attendance: 15,060
Referee: Arne Aarnink
18 August 2018 (2018-08-18) SV Linx 1–2 1. FC Nürnberg Kehl  
15:30 Rubio Goal 21' (pen.) Report Ishak Goal 15'88' Stadium: Rheinstadion
Attendance: 5,600
Referee: Sven Waschitzki
18 August 2018 (2018-08-18) SV Rödinghausen 3–2 Dynamo Dresden Lotte  
15:30 Meyer Goal 20'
Engelmann Goal 45+1'
Kunze Goal 120+3'
Report Duljević Goal 11'
Aosman Goal 25'
Stadium: Frimo Stadion
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Florian Heft
18 August 2018 (2018-08-18) SV Elversberg 0–1 VfL Wolfsburg Spiesen-Elversberg  
15:30 Report Ginczek Goal 76' Stadium: Ursapharm-Arena an der Kaiserlinde
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Lasse Koslowski
18 August 2018 (2018-08-18) TuS Dassendorf 0–1 MSV Duisburg Hamburg  
15:30 Report Tashchy Goal 24' Stadium: Stadion Sander Tannen
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Alexander Sather
18 August 2018 (2018-08-18) Wormatia Worms 1–6 Werder Bremen Worms  
15:30 Mimbala Goal 44' Report Osako Goal 9'
Kainz Goal 21'
Bargfrede Goal 31'
Kruse Goal 41' (pen.)
M. Eggestein Goal 45+1'
J. Eggestein Goal 79'
Stadium: EWR-Arena
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Benedikt Kempkes
18 August 2018 (2018-08-18) SV Drochtersen/Assel 0–1 Bayern Munich Drochtersen  
15:30 Report Lewandowski Goal 82' Stadium: Kehdinger Stadion
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Thorben Siewer
18 August 2018 (2018-08-18) 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1–6 1899 Hoffenheim Kaiserslautern  
15:30 Spalvis Goal 33' Report Joelinton Goal 6'22'53'
Schulz Goal 13'
Kadeřábek Goal 51'
Brenet Goal 63'
Stadium: Fritz-Walter-Stadion
Attendance: 22,818
Referee: Patrick Ittrich
18 August 2018 (2018-08-18) 1. CfR Pforzheim 0–1 Bayer Leverkusen Pforzheim  
15:30 Report Alario Goal 27' (pen.) Stadium: Stadion Holzhof
Attendance: 4,725
Referee: Frank Willenborg
18 August 2018 (2018-08-18) SSV Ulm 2–1 Eintracht Frankfurt Ulm  
15:30 Kienle Goal 48'
Lux Goal 75'
Report Paciência Goal 90' Stadium: Donaustadion
Attendance: 18,440
Referee: Timo Gerach
18 August 2018 (2018-08-18) TuS Erndtebrück 3–5 Hamburger SV Siegen  
18:30 Yamazaki Goal 43'
Hunold Goal 48'
Hilchenbach Goal 71'
Report Holtby Goal 7' (pen.)
Arp Goal 10'
Lasogga Goal 64'65'
Mangala Goal 90'
Stadium: Leimbachstadion
Attendance: 13,588
Referee: Robert Kempter
18 August 2018 (2018-08-18) Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 0–6 SV Sandhausen Oberhausen  
18:30 Report Schleusener Goal 7'
Müller Goal 24'90+2'
Förster Goal 46' (pen.)
Kister Goal 61'
Karl Goal 83'
Stadium: Niederrheinstadion
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Florian Badstübner
18 August 2018 (2018-08-18) Erzgebirge Aue 1–3 Mainz 05 Aue  
18:30 Testroet Goal 83' Report Maxim Goal 31'65'
Quaison Goal 59'
Stadium: Erzgebirgsstadion
Attendance: 7,600
Referee: Felix Zwayer
18 August 2018 (2018-08-18) Hansa Rostock 2–0 VfB Stuttgart Rostock  
20:45 Soukou Goal 8'
Pepić Goal 84'
Report Stadium: Ostseestadion
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Tobias Stieler
19 August 2018 (2018-08-19) Lok Stendal 0–5 Arminia Bielefeld Stendal  
15:30 Report Owusu Goal 11'61'
Schipplock Goal 63'69' (pen.)
Schütz Goal 66'
Stadium: Stadion am Hölzchen
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Christian Dietz
19 August 2018 (2018-08-19) TSV Steinbach Haiger 1–2 FC Augsburg Haiger  
15:30 Herzig Goal 55' Report Richter Goal 14'
Hahn Goal 65'
Stadium: Sibre-Sportzentrum Haarwasen Haiger
Attendance: 4,204
Referee: Martin Thomsen
19 August 2018 (2018-08-19) Rot-Weiss Koblenz 0–5 Fortuna Düsseldorf Koblenz  
15:30 Report Lukebakio Goal 9'12'
Ducksch Goal 32'
Stöger Goal 44'
Raman Goal 62'
Stadium: Stadion Oberwerth
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Benjamin Cortus
19 August 2018 (2018-08-19) Weiche Flensburg 1–0 VfL Bochum Flensburg  
15:30 Schulz Goal 34' Report Stadium: Manfred-Werner-Stadion
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: René Rohde
19 August 2018 (2018-08-19) Chemie Leipzig 2–1 Jahn Regensburg Leipzig  
15:30 Wendt Goal 69'
Druschky Goal 90+1'
Report Derstroff Goal 20' Stadium: Alfred-Kunze-Sportpark
Attendance: 4,999
Referee: Tobias Reichel
19 August 2018 (2018-08-19) BFC Dynamo 1–9 1. FC Köln Berlin  
15:30 Twardzik Goal 19' Report Terodde Goal 21'34'41'75'
Drexler Goal 44'66'
Risse Goal 58'
Koziello Goal 61'
Schaub Goal 86'
Stadium: Olympiastadion
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Johann Pfeifer
19 August 2018 (2018-08-19) SSV Jeddeloh 2–5 1. FC Heidenheim Oldenburg  
15:30 Lindemann Goal 76' (pen.)
Tönnies Goal 79'
Report Griesbeck Goal 22'
Pusch Goal 32'39'
Glatzel Goal 56'
Lankford Goal 90+2'
Stadium: Marschweg-Stadion
Attendance: 4,508
Referee: Michael Bacher
19 August 2018 (2018-08-19) Viktoria Köln 1–3 RB Leipzig Cologne  
15:30 Golley Goal 39' Report Poulsen Goal 60'
Forsberg Goal 69'
Augustin Goal 90+3'
Stadium: Sportpark Höhenberg
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Martin Petersen
19 August 2018 (2018-08-19) Karlsruher SC 0–6 Hannover 96 Karlsruhe  
15:30 Report Wimmer Goal 17'
Bebou Goal 31'
Füllkrug Goal 41' (pen.)
Asano Goal 51'
Weydandt Goal 85'90'
Stadium: Wildparkstadion
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Bastian Dankert
19 August 2018 (2018-08-19) 1860 Munich 1–3 Holstein Kiel Munich  
18:30 Karger Goal 7' Report Mühling Goal 74'83'
Schindler Goal 87'
Stadium: Städtisches Stadion an der Grünwalder Straße
Attendance: 14,200
Referee: Sascha Stegemann
19 August 2018 (2018-08-19) Carl Zeiss Jena 2–4 Union Berlin Jena  
18:30 Wolfram Goal 21'
Trimmel Goal 42' (o.g.)
Report Andersson Goal 14'
Kroos Goal 29'
Hedlund Goal 45+5' (pen.)71'
Stadium: Ernst-Abbe-Sportfeld
Attendance: 10,600
Referee: Felix Brych
19 August 2018 (2018-08-19) BSC Hastedt 1–11 Borussia Mönchengladbach Bremen  
18:30 Kücük Goal 88' Report Hazard Goal 2' (pen.)42'84'
Pléa Goal 8'50'78'
Raffael Goal 15'30'66'
Neuhaus Goal 39'
Hofmann Goal 56'
Stadium: Weserstadion Platz 11
Attendance: 4,997
Referee: Christof Günsch
20 August 2018 (2018-08-20) SC Paderborn 2–1 FC Ingolstadt Paderborn  
18:30 Hünemeier Goal 34'44' Report Kittel Goal 76' Stadium: Benteler-Arena
Attendance: 9,427
Referee: Daniel Siebert
20 August 2018 (2018-08-20) Energie Cottbus 2–2
(3–5 pen)
SC Freiburg Cottbus  
18:30 Marcelo Freitas Goal 47'
Viteritti Goal 103'
Report Frantz Goal 90+1'
Petersen Goal 99'
Stadium: Stadion der Freundschaft
Attendance: 15,245
Referee: Harm Osmers
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20 August 2018 (2018-08-20) Eintracht Braunschweig 1–2 Hertha BSC Braunschweig  
18:30 Fejzullahu Goal 81' Report Plattenhardt Goal 38'
Ibišević Goal 83'
Stadium: Eintracht-Stadion
Attendance: 16,710
Referee: Guido Winkmann
20 August 2018 (2018-08-20) Greuther Fürth 1–2 Borussia Dortmund Fürth  
20:45 Ernst Goal 77' Report Witsel Goal 90+5'
Reus Goal 120+1'
Stadium: Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer
Attendance: 15,500
Referee: Manuel Gräfe

Second round

The draw for the second round was held on 26 August 2018 at 18:00, with Gina Lückenkemper drawing the matches. The sixteen matches took place from 30 to 31 October 2018.

30 October 2018 (2018-10-30) Hannover 96 0–2 VfL Wolfsburg Hanover  
18:30 Report Mehmedi Goal 20'
Weghorst Goal 90+3'
Stadium: HDI-Arena
Attendance: 34,400
Referee: Benjamin Cortus
30 October 2018 (2018-10-30) SSV Ulm 1–5 Fortuna Düsseldorf Ulm  
18:30 Morina Goal 1' Report Ducksch Goal 15'70'
Hennings Goal 33'
Lukebakio Goal 37'43'
Stadium: Donaustadion
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Florian Badstübner
30 October 2018 (2018-10-30) Chemie Leipzig 0–3 SC Paderborn Leipzig  
18:30 Report Guèye Goal 18'60'
Hünemeier Goal 28'
Stadium: Alfred-Kunze-Sportpark
Attendance: 4,999
Referee: Christian Dietz
30 October 2018 (2018-10-30) Darmstadt 98 0–2 Hertha BSC Darmstadt  
18:45 Report Ibišević Goal 64'
Mittelstädt Goal 88'
Stadium: Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Robert Kampka
30 October 2018 (2018-10-30) FC Augsburg 3–2 Mainz 05 Augsburg  
20:45 Bell Goal 40' (o.g.)
Gregoritsch Goal 86'
Caiuby Goal 105'
Report Mwene Goal 19'
Quaison Goal 45'
Stadium: WWK Arena
Attendance: 15,561
Referee: Manuel Gräfe
30 October 2018 (2018-10-30) 1. FC Heidenheim 3–0 SV Sandhausen Heidenheim  
20:45 Schnatterer Goal 8' (pen.)
Dovedan Goal 20'86'
Report Stadium: Voith-Arena
Attendance: 4,300
Referee: Sven Waschitzki
30 October 2018 (2018-10-30) SV Rödinghausen 1–2 Bayern Munich Osnabrück  
20:45 Meyer Goal 49' Report Wagner Goal 8'
Müller Goal 13' (pen.)
Stadium: Stadion an der Bremer Brücke
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Timo Gerach
30 October 2018 (2018-10-30) Wehen Wiesbaden 0–3 Hamburger SV Wiesbaden  
20:45 Report Lasogga Goal 21'51'
Douglas Santos Goal 90+7'
Stadium: Brita-Arena
Attendance: 11,170
Referee: Matthias Jöllenbeck
31 October 2018 (2018-10-31) Borussia Dortmund 3–2 Union Berlin Dortmund  
18:30 Pulisic Goal 40'
Philipp Goal 73'
Reus Goal 120+1' (pen.)
Report Polter Goal 63'87' Stadium: Signal Iduna Park
Attendance: 72,732
Referee: Guido Winkmann
31 October 2018 (2018-10-31) 1. FC Köln 1–1
(5–6 pen)
Schalke 04 Cologne  
18:30 Córdoba Goal 43' Report Bentaleb Goal 88' (pen.) Stadium: RheinEnergieStadion
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Harm Osmers
    Penalties  
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31 October 2018 (2018-10-31) Weiche Flensburg 1–5 Werder Bremen Lübeck  
18:30 Ilídio Goal 27' Report Pizarro Goal 8'
Kainz Goal 38'
Klaassen Goal 44' (pen.)
Harnik Goal 76'81'
Stadium: Stadion Lohmühle
Attendance: 8,637
Referee: Tobias Reichel
31 October 2018 (2018-10-31) Hansa Rostock 2–2
(2–4 pen)
1. FC Nürnberg Rostock  
18:30 Breier Goal 35'
Hildebrandt Goal 94'
Report Zreľák Goal 90'
Palacios Martínez Goal 103'
Stadium: Ostseestadion
Attendance: 23,900
Referee: Martin Thomsen
    Penalties  
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31 October 2018 (2018-10-31) Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–5 Bayer Leverkusen Mönchengladbach  
20:45 Report Brandt Goal 5'
Jedvaj Goal 45+1'
Bellarabi Goal 67'74'
Volland Goal 80'
Stadium: Borussia-Park
Attendance: 48,755
Referee: Tobias Welz
31 October 2018 (2018-10-31) RB Leipzig 2–0 1899 Hoffenheim Leipzig  
20:45 Werner Goal 48'56' Report Stadium: Red Bull Arena
Attendance: 21,042
Referee: Marco Fritz
31 October 2018 (2018-10-31) Arminia Bielefeld 0–3 MSV Duisburg Bielefeld  
20:45 Report Verhoek Goal 12'
Schnellhardt Goal 39'
Cauly Goal 45'
Stadium: SchücoArena
Attendance: 19,143
Referee: Arne Aarnink
31 October 2018 (2018-10-31) Holstein Kiel 2–1 SC Freiburg Kiel  
20:45 Serra Goal 26'
Kinsombi Goal 79'
Report Petersen Goal 1' Stadium: Holstein-Stadion
Attendance: 9,361
Referee: Sören Storks

Round of 16

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 4 November 2018 at 18:00, with Serdal Celebi drawing the matches. The eight matches took place from 5 to 6 February 2019.

5 February 2019 (2019-02-05) Hamburger SV 1–0 1. FC Nürnberg Hamburg  
18:30 Özcan Goal 54' Report Stadium: Volksparkstadion
Attendance: 47,628
Referee: Harm Osmers
5 February 2019 (2019-02-05) 1. FC Heidenheim 2–1 Bayer Leverkusen Heidenheim  
18:30 Dovedan Goal 47'
Multhaup Goal 72'
Report Brandt Goal 44' Stadium: Voith-Arena
Attendance: 11,400
Referee: Robert Hartmann
5 February 2019 (2019-02-05) MSV Duisburg 1–3 SC Paderborn Duisburg  
20:45 Cauly Goal 47' Report Tekpetey Goal 52'
Pröger Goal 61'
Antwi-Adjei Goal 76'
Stadium: Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena
Attendance: 12,509
Referee: Sven Jablonski
5 February 2019 (2019-02-05) Borussia Dortmund 3–3
(2–4 pen)
Werder Bremen Dortmund  
20:45 Reus Goal 45+3'
Pulisic Goal 105'
Hakimi Goal 113'
Report Rashica Goal 5'
Pizarro Goal 108'
Harnik Goal 119'
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park
Attendance: 81,365
Referee: Felix Brych
    Penalties  
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6 February 2019 (2019-02-06) Holstein Kiel 0–1 FC Augsburg Kiel  
18:30 Report Gregoritsch Goal 85' Stadium: Holstein-Stadion
Attendance: 11,198
Referee: Frank Willenborg
6 February 2019 (2019-02-06) RB Leipzig 1–0 VfL Wolfsburg Leipzig  
18:30 Matheus Cunha Goal 9' Report Stadium: Red Bull Arena
Attendance: 21,135
Referee: Christian Dingert
6 February 2019 (2019-02-06) Schalke 04 4–1 Fortuna Düsseldorf Gelsenkirchen  
20:45 Kutucu Goal 30'
Sané Goal 48'87'
Uth Goal 53'
Report Hennings Goal 71' Stadium: Veltins-Arena
Attendance: 56,638
Referee: Manuel Gräfe
6 February 2019 (2019-02-06) Hertha BSC 2–3 Bayern Munich Berlin  
20:45 Mittelstädt Goal 3'
Selke Goal 67'
Report Gnabry Goal 7'49'
Coman Goal 98'
Stadium: Olympiastadion
Attendance: 74,667
Referee: Markus Schmidt

Quarter-finals

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 10 February 2019 at 18:15, with Fabian Böhm drawing the matches. The four matches took place from 2 to 3 April 2019.

2 April 2019 (2019-04-02) SC Paderborn 0–2 Hamburger SV Paderborn  
18:30 Report Lasogga Goal 54'68' Stadium: Benteler-Arena
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Tobias Welz
2 April 2019 (2019-04-02) FC Augsburg 1–2 RB Leipzig Augsburg  
20:45 Finnbogason Goal 90+4' Report Werner Goal 74'
Halstenberg Goal 120+1' (pen.)
Stadium: WWK Arena
Attendance: 25,263
Referee: Tobias Stieler
3 April 2019 (2019-04-03) Bayern Munich 5–4 1. FC Heidenheim Munich  
18:30 Goretzka Goal 12'
Müller Goal 53'
Lewandowski Goal 55'84' (pen.)
Gnabry Goal 65'
Report Glatzel Goal 26'74'77' (pen.)
Schnatterer Goal 39'
Stadium: Allianz Arena
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Guido Winkmann
3 April 2019 (2019-04-03) Schalke 04 0–2 Werder Bremen Gelsenkirchen  
20:45 Report Rashica Goal 65'
Klaassen Goal 72'
Stadium: Veltins-Arena
Attendance: 61,597
Referee: Deniz Aytekin

Semi-finals

The draw for the semi-finals was held on 7 April 2019 at 18:00, with Lena Goeßling drawing the matches. The two matches took place from 23 to 24 April 2019.

23 April 2019 (2019-04-23)
20:45
Hamburger SV 1–3 RB Leipzig Volksparkstadion, Hamburg
Attendance: 52,365
Referee: Felix Brych
Jatta Goal 24' Report Poulsen Goal 12'
Janjičić Goal 53' (o.g.)
Forsberg Goal 72'

24 April 2019 (2019-04-24)
20:45
Werder Bremen 2–3 Bayern Munich Weser-Stadion, Bremen
Attendance: 42,100
Referee: Daniel Siebert
Osako Goal 74'
Rashica Goal 75'
Report Lewandowski Goal 36'80' (pen.)
Müller Goal 63'

Final

Main article: 2019 DFB-Pokal Final

The final took place on 25 May 2019 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

25 May 2019 (2019-05-25)
20:00 CEST
RB Leipzig 0–3 Bayern Munich Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 74,322
Referee: Tobias Stieler (Hamburg)
Report Lewandowski Goal 29'85'
Coman Goal 78'

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.

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Flag of Poland Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 7
2 Flag of Germany Pierre-Michel Lasogga Hamburger SV 6
3 Flag of Germany Robert Glatzel 1. FC Heidenheim 4
Flag of Belgium Dodi Lukebakio Fortuna Düsseldorf
Flag of Germany Simon Terodde 1. FC Köln
6 Flag of Austria Nikola Dovedan 1. FC Heidenheim 3
Flag of Germany Marvin Ducksch Fortuna Düsseldorf
Flag of Germany Serge Gnabry Bayern Munich
Flag of Austria Martin Harnik Werder Bremen
Flag of Belgium Thorgan Hazard Borussia Mönchengladbach
Flag of Germany Uwe Hünemeier SC Paderborn
Flag of Brazil Joelinton 1899 Hoffenheim
Flag of Germany Thomas Müller Bayern Munich
Flag of France Alassane Pléa Borussia Mönchengladbach
Flag of Brazil Raffael Borussia Mönchengladbach
Flag of Kosovo Milot Rashica Werder Bremen
Flag of Germany Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund
Flag of Germany Timo Werner RB Leipzig

Broadcasting rights

In Germany, all matches and a simulcast (Konferenz) channel are broadcast live on pay TV via Sky Sport. Selected matches from the first round to the quarter-finals, along with highlights from all matches, are broadcast on free TV by Das Erste's Sportschau live from ARD. Both semi-final matches and the final are broadcast by both Das Erste and Sky Sport.

The following matches were broadcast live on ARD:

Round Matches
First round Greuther Fürth v Borussia Dortmund
Second round SV Rödinghausen v Bayern Munich
RB Leipzig v 1899 Hoffenheim
Round of 16 Borussia Dortmund v Werder Bremen
Hertha BSC v Bayern Munich
Quarter-finals FC Augsburg v RB Leipzig
Schalke 04 v Werder Bremen

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