BERLIN (AFP) - Bundesliga sides Bayer Leverkusen and Energie Cottbus were early casualties in the German Cup at the hands of first round giant-killers on Saturday.
Midfielder Fabian Boll was the hero for second-division St Pauli as his 87th-minute goal sealed a 1-0 win to dump last season's UEFA Cup quarter-finalists Bayer Levekusen out of the tournament.
There was another upset when third-division Rot-Weiss Essen beat Energie Cottbus on penalties.
After it finished 2-2 after extra time, Essen striker Vincent Wagner slotted home the winning penalty for a 6-5 win.
Defending Bundesliga champions VfB Stuttgart are into the second round after German midfielder Roberto Hilbert scored two second-half penalties, including one in stoppage time, to seal a 2-1 win over second division Wehen Wiesbaden.
Four red cards were shown as Stuttgart lost defenders Gledson and Fernando Meira for heavy fouls, while Wiesbanden's Adnan Masic and Sandro Schwarz were also dismissed.
Newly-promoted Bundesliga side Hansa Rostock enjoyed an 8-0 rout over fourth-division Rot-Weiss Hasborn with strikers Enrico Kern and Sebastian Haehnge both scoring twice.
Last season's third-placed Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen had to rely on new signing Boubacar Sanogo to score a 90th-minute winner against third division side Eintracht Braunschweig.
There were no such problems for other Bundesliga sides as Borussia Dortmund's new Spanish striker Diego Klimowicz scored twice in their 4-1 win at third division minnows Magdeburg. Mladen Petric also got on the scoresheet.
Hertha Berlin are also in the second round after they were made to work in their 3-0 win over third-division side Unterhaching.
Hanover made a 3-0 half-time score count as they beat minnows Rot-Weiss Ahlen 3-1.
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