Hardly any surprises, but many thrillers in the DFB Cup

The Borussia from Dortmund wins in the top match of the DFB Cup against those from Mönchengladbach. Eintracht Frankfurt and Fortuna Dusseldorf are struggling for the round of 16, the Hertha must shake on Wednesday long. Leipzig and Bremen send a message to the Liga.KRIMI: Three out of eight Wednesday games were decided on penalties. Thousands of Berlin fans also had to shiver. Jordan Torunarigha made it to 3: 3 only in the last minute of extra time of extra time that Hertha BSC still got the chance against Dynamo Dresden – which then mainly used Thomas Kraft. The Hertha keeper stopped at the 5: 4 i.E. two penalties and ensured the still successful attunement to the Berlin derby against Union on Saturday.

TOP GAME: Lucien Favre took a deep breath. Even without BVB captain Marco Reus and defender Mats Hummels it was enough for a 2-1 win against Bundesliga leaders Mönchengladbach. "Such victories as today, when you have to clench your teeth, which do you a good," said the two-time Dortmund goal scorer Julian Brandt in the "ARD". In the Gladbachern was kitten jamming. "It is very bitter and hurts, because the chance was great," said Jonas Hofmann.KNAPP: duty fulfilled, but nothing more. Frankfurt reached the next round (2: 1) thanks to a brace from Bas Dost at least combative second division FC St. Pauli. Dusseldorf came in their own stadium to the same result against St. Pauli league rivals FC Erzgebirge Aue. Two games that will not necessarily make it into the history books of the Cup. ZIP: Werder Bremen needed only the first 18 minutes of the 4-1 against 1. FC Heidenheim, and the match against the second division fifth 1. FC Heidenheim was decided , After the goals of Milot Rashica (6th), Leonardo Bittencourt (11th) and Davy Klaassen (19th), Marco Friedl (41st) was also successful. Unlike the Bundesliga duel between VfL Wolfsburg and RB Leipzig, which started really only after the restart. Marcel Sabitzer (55.), Emil Forsberg (58.), Konrad Laimer (61.) and Timo Werner (68./88.) Scored in a furious second half, after the 6: 1 of the Saxons stood on the video screen. The VfL conceded their first competitive defeat this season. SURPRISE: After the 1. FC Saarbrücken on Tuesday also celebrated the SC Verl as a fourth division in the league of the best 16 – and how! The East Westphalia won on penalties against second division Holstein Kiel with 8: 7. The hero was goalkeeper Robin Brüseke, who parried the shots of Emmanuel Iyoha and Phil Neumann. The 20-year-old self-grown Jan Schöppner transformed the crucial Schuss.TORHÜTER: This story would have been too nice for the Cup: Because Nuremberg keeper Patric Klandt injured when the exchange quota was already exhausted, had to defender Enrico Valentini after 116 minutes in the game the club in the third division 1. FC Kaiserslautern between the posts. But he did not parry a penalty, the cheering FCK won (6: 5 i.E.). It was not Valentini, but Kaiserslautern keeper Lennart Grill, who had caused the late equalizer, became a hero with the penalty held by Tim Handwerker.

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