RB Leipzig suffered a DFB Cup upset in their first competitive match under new coach Ralph Hasenhüttl. The Bundesliga new boys threw away a 2-0 first half lead as the Sachsen derby finished 2-2 after 90 minutes and extra time. Dynamo Dresden then triumphed 5-4 in the penalty shootout. The result evoked memories of Leipzig’s 3-0 loss to fourth division side SpVgg Unterhaching in the cup last season.
Former GDR champions Dresden eliminated Schalke from the cup in August 2014 with a 2-1 win but were then beaten 2-0 by Borussia Dortmund in the quarterfinals. Marcel Sabitzer opened the scoring for Leipzig and captain Dominik Kaiser doubled the lead with a penalty on the stroke of half time, before a Stefan Kutschke brace in the second half levelled the scores and forced extra time. With no goals in extra time penalties were needed to separate the sides. The hosts kept their nerve, while RB Leipzig’s Dominik Kaiser saw his penalty saved as Dresden won 5-4 in the shootout.