A first brace and a dream debut

In the 5-0 victory against SV Drochtersen/Assel in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, Guido Burgstaller scored twice for the first time in the competition. Another player celebrated his debut and his first goal.

Guido Burgstaller und Suat Serdar

First Pokal double for Burgstaller

Guido Burgstaller scored his first ever brace in the DFB-Pokal in the first-round win at Drochtersen/Assel and was awarded Man of the Match too. The Austrian had already scored three career goals in the competition, two for S04 in the 2017/18 season (a goal apiece against SV Wehen Wiesbaden and VfL Wolfsburg), and once for 1. FC Nürnberg against Fortuna Düsseldorf in October 2015.

Mercan celebrates his dream debut

A professional debut couldn’t have gone any better. After being subbed on, it didn’t take Münir Levent Mercan long to score his first professional goal. The midfielder curled home the fourth goal into the top-right hand corner from 18 yards out. The 18-year-old had already stood out during pre-season, having spent the majority of it with the first team. David Wagner confirmed that the U23s player will continue to train with the first team in the coming weeks.

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