Borussia Dortmund beat Wolfsburg 3-0 at the Westfalenstadion on a day when the south stand was closed due to fan trouble at previous games.
Almost 25,000 Dortmund fans were prevented from attending the Lukasz Piszczek show.
Some fans held protests against the German FA's decision, while Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said playing without the south stand was "like football without a ball."
Those attending saw a promising start from the side but it was a Wolfsburg player who scored first, albeit at the wrong end when Jeffrey Bruma headed Piszczek's flick past his own goalkeeper.
Piszczek, a defender, claimed a goal of his own right after the interval, heading in a cross from Ousmane Dembele, and he returned the favour to effectively seal the result before the hour-mark.