Penalty drama and detention: Favorites in the DFB Cup more

Borussia Dortmund won against Union Berlin with 3:2. Schalke prevailed in a penalty thriller against second league leader Cologne 6:5.

Berlin – The favourites also prevailed on Wednesday in the second round of the German Football DFB Cup. Borussia Dortmund won against Union Berlin 3:2 with a penalty kick shortly before the end of extra time. Schalke prevailed in a penalty thriller against second league leader Cologne 6:5. Werder Bremen, on the other hand, entered the round of sixteen with three goals from ÖFB legionnaires.

Marco Reus saved the Dortmund team, who had started with a B-Elf, just before the penalty shoot-out. Thanks to the goals of Christian Pulisic (40), Maximilian Philipp (73) and the penalty goal of Reus (120), the BVB remained unbeaten in the 14th compulsory game under the direction of coach Lucien Favre. The Berliners, where Robert Zulj and Christopher Trimmel played through, suffered their first defeat of the season.

Christian Pulisic Honors

Club

Borussia Dortmund

  • DFB-Pokal: 2016–17

Individual

  • U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year: 2016
  • UEFA Champions League Breakthrough XI: 2016
  • U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year: 2017

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Harnik double pack and Kainz goals

Dortmund’s local rival Schalke had even more trouble in the ascent after penalty shootouts against 1. FC Cologne with Louis Schaub. The team of Guido Burgstaller (played through) and Alessandro Schöpf (until 56th) only prevailed after the seventh attempt. Nabil Bentaleb had saved the table-15. in the 88th minute at all only into the extra time. Nuremberg with Georg Margreitter also solved his task with Hansa Rostock in the penalty shoot-out.

Bremen had much less trouble against the fourth league team Flensburg. At 5-1, double goal scorer Martin Harnik (76th, 81st) and Florian Kainz shone with a 20-meter shot (38th).

Bayer Leverkusen continued their upward trend on Wednesday with a 5-0 win against Borussia Mönchengladbach. RB Leipzig also reached the round of sixteen after a 2-0 win against TSG Hoffenheim. With Freiburg (1:2 in Kiel) also a German first league team failed on Wednesday.

Julian Brandt (5.), Tin Jedvaj (45.+1), Karim Bellarabi (67., 74.) and Kevin Volland (80.) celebrated perfect counterfootball with their goals at the Leverkusen shooting festival. A drop of bitterness for Austria: ÖFB team player Aleksandar Dragovic was replaced early by the winners with a possible thigh injury (15th). Calvin Casino  is an online casino site that offers hundreds of games.

The business trip of Hoffenheim’s trainer Julian Nagelsmann to his future place of work was unpleasant. Nagelsmann, who will be acting as Leipzig coach from summer 2019, had to admit defeat with his team against Marcel Sabitzer (until 90th), Stefan Ilsanker (played through) and Co. 0:2. Leipzig moved into the round of sixteen for the second time after 2015 thanks to the double strike (48th, 56th) of Timo Werner, who had only switched at half-time.…

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