Robert Lewandowski was red hot against lower-league Carl Zeiss Jena in the first round match, bagging his hat trick before the half time whistle in a 5-0 romp. In the other matches, Augsburg and St. Pauli avoided upsets.
Carl Zeiss Jena 0 - 5 Bayern Munich
(Lewandowski 3', 34', 43', Vidal 72', Hummels 77')
Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti went to Jena with distant but troubling memories from his playing days of a heavy defeat at the hands one of the top clubs in former East Germany. Jena's star has faded since then, however. Friday's match was all about settling the nerves and avoiding the unthinkable upset.
Step forward, Robert Lewandowski.
The Pole opened his account after just three minutes, hoovering up a loose ball in the box originally delivered by Franck Ribery. Half an hour later, this time fed by Ribery directly, he chipped the keeper first time from close range to double his tally. By the 43rd minute, Lewandowski sealed his hat trick with a tidy finish from around the edge of the box.
With that, he achieved a coveted feat in German football: not just a hat trick, but a "lupenreiner Hattrick." This involves scoring all three goals in the same half, without a single other player on either side scoring in between the three goals.
Come the second half, Arturo Vidal and Mats Hummels added to the scoresheet - to top the humbling 4-0 second-leg defeat that Ancelotti's Roma suffered back in 1980.
FV Ravensburg 0 - 2 Augsburg
(Koo 29', Bobadilla 68')
Augsburg knocked on the door repeatedly in the early stages against their southwestern lower-league opposition. By the half hour mark, Koo Ja-cheol managed to break the deadlock, bundling Konstantinos Stafylidis' cross goalwards with his thigh.
Raul Bobadilla put the match beyond any real doubt in the second period, turning his man and firing home with left-footed venom from outside the area.
Ravensburg enjoyed a period of comparative pressure in the latter stages. However, this culminated not in a goal but instead in a major goal-line altercation between players on both sides. Striker Rahman Soyudogru, who instigated the scrum with his challenge on keeper Marwin Hitz, received his second yellow and his marching orders for lighting the touch paper.
VfB Lübeck 0 - 3 St. Pauli
(Hedenstad 16', Gonther 61', Ducksch 88')
Hamburg-based cult club St. Pauli made no mistakes in something of a local derby against VfB Lübeck. Lübeck lies to the south of Hamburg, and is home to the city's auxiliary airport.
Lübeck keeper Jonas Toboll got his glove to Vegar Eggen Hedenstad's free kick early in the first half, but was unable to deflect a comparatively soft strike to safety. Substitute Marvin Ducksch, formerly a back-up for Jürgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund, completed the comfortable win just seconds after being subbed in.
Borussia Mönchengladbach, Schalke, RB Leipzig, Cologne and Freiburg are the Bundesliga clubs taking to the field in Saturday's fixtures. Due to the seeding system employed in the first round German Cup first-round draw, all of them will face lower league teams away from home.