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2020-21 German DFB Pokal, First Round
  • Amadou Haidara (3')
  • Yussuf Poulsen (67')
  • Hwang Hee-Chan (90')

Leipzig ease past Nurnberg for winning start in German Cup

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Goalkeeping clanger helps Leipzig beat Nurnburg (0:46)

RB Leipzig ease to a 3-0 win vs. Nurnberg with some help from the opponent's keeper. (0:46)

RB Leipzig dominated second-tier Nurnberg throughout their German Cup first round game on Saturday to win 3-0 for a successful start to their season.

Amadou Haidara fired in after a mistake by the hosts' keeper to put Leipzig in the driving seat after three minutes.

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Leipzig were in complete control but it took until 67 minutes for substitute Yussuf Poulsen to fire in their second goal from the edge of the box to kill off the tie.

South Korea international Hwang Hee-chan added a third on 90 minutes.

The German Cup first round kicked off on Friday with Hertha Berlin's shock 5-4 loss to second-tier Eintracht Braunschweig, with some stadiums welcoming a few hundred fans as local health authorities allowed limited numbers of spectators back.

Fellow Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach had no trouble against amateurs Oberneuland, beating them 8-0 with two goals from Patrick Herrmann and Florian Neuhaus, while Cologne eased past Altglienicke 6-0.

Vfl Wolfsburg punched their second round ticket with a 4-1 over Union Furstenwalde as did Augsburg with a 7-0 demolition of Celle.