Schalke crush Trier
Schalke 04 tuned up for the start of the Bundesliga season by crushing fifth division Eintracht Trier 9-0 in the first round of the DFB Pokal.
Gerald Asamoah scored a hat-trick for Schalke while six of his team mates also got on the score sheet.
Last season's runners-up Schalke 04, who face champions VfB Stuttgart in Friday's season opener, led a clean sweep by nine Bundesliga clubs at the expense of lower division teams.
Two Bundesliga clubs suffered shock defeats on Saturday. Bayer Leverkusen lost to second division side St. Pauli 1-0 and Energie Cottbus were eliminated 6-5 on penalties third division Rot-Weiss Essen.
On Sunday, Cup holders Nuremberg beat fifth division SC Viktoria Hamburg 6-0, Hamburg SV crushed fourth division Holstein Kiel 5-0, Eintracht Frankfurt won at second division Union Berlin 4-1 and MSV Duisburg beat third division SV Babelsberg 03 4-0.