Defending Champions Borussia Dortmund crashes out of DFB Pokal Cup

Borussia Dortmund’s defence of their DFB Pokal crown came to a surprise finish at the hands of 2. Bundesliga leaders St. Pauli at the Millerntor-Stadion on Tuesday night.

Scorers: Amenyido 4, Witsel OG 40′; Haaland pen 58′

Etienne Amenyido gave the Hamburg outfit a shock lead with simply four minutes on the clock as he bundled in from close as a bundle of BVB bodies didn’t deal with the danger on the right hand side.

A virtually full-strength Dortmund was expected to rally however fell further behind shortly before half-time as a cross from the right again caused issues and this time Gregor Kobel was overwhelmed by his player as Axel Witsel turned into his net.

The rally from the guests did eventually arrive after the break and they halved the deficit from the penalty spot through Erling Haaland once a VAR-checked handball within the area.

However, they couldn’t realize any way to equalise. The competition favourites and holders were knocked out at the last sixteen stages, whereas St Pauli are into the quarter-finals for the first time since 2006.

Earlier, Bundesliga club Cologne additionally crashed out against second-tier opposition when losing a penalty shoot-out 4-3 at home to Hamburg.

In curious scenes, Cologne midfielder Florian Kainz hit the net along with his crucial final spot-kick however it was dominated out as a result of the touching the ball twice, causing Hamburg through.

There had already been dramatic scenes in extra time when Cologne striker Anthony Modeste converted a last-gasp penalty to equalise within the 122nd minute and wipe out a Robert Glatzel goal.

Hamburg is going to be joined within the last eight by fellow second-tier club Karlsruhe after their 1-0 win at third-division 1860 Munich.

Bochum won their all-Bundesliga tie reception to Mainz when forward Milos Pantovic netted a brace during a 3-1 win.


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