Wednesday, August 21, 2013

21 August 2004 - I Can Only Wonder What Happened At The Break

On 21 August 2004, Kaiserslautern striker Carsten Jancker set a German Cup record when he put six past Schönberg in the tournament's first round.

A star at Bayern Munich where he won four Bundesliga titles and a Champions League trophy between 1996 and 2002, Jancker had just returned to Germany after a two-year spell in Italy with Udinese. He quickly settled in with his performance against fourth-division Schönberg.

Playing at Schönberg's Jahnstadion, Kaiserslautern took the lead with a goal from Christian Nerlinger in the 20th minute, then extended it with a rapid brace from Ferydoon Zandi (41', 44'). Then, in the second half, Jancker took over, scoring his first goal in the 46th minute, followed by additional strikes (58', 61', 71', 77', 85'). His six goals remain a record for a single player in the German Cup.

In the meantime, Schönberg provided an own goal (53'), while Selim Teber (56', 82'), Kamil Kosowski (64'), Zandi (68'), and Marco Englehardt (88') scored for the visitors to set the final margin at 0-15.

Unfortunately for Kaiserslautern, the goals did not come as easily in the second round, where they fell to Schalke on penalties, 4-4 (4-3).

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