BVB continues to torture itself, HSV wins after a penalty shoot-out
Borussia Dortmund did its duty and made it to the round of 16 of the DFB Cup. Only a substitute brings redemption against FC Ingolstadt. HSV wins in Nuremberg, and Freiburg escapes embarrassment at the last second. The second round at a glance.
Thorgan Hazard has brought defending champion Borussia Dortmund into the round of 16 of the DFB Cup after a long sadness. The Belgian, who was substituted in the 71st minute, paved the way with his two goals (72nd / 81st) to the arduous 2-0 win over the harmless second division bottom FC Ingolstadt. In front of the mini-backdrop of 25,813 spectators in the Signal Iduna Park, in which 67,000 fans were allowed to go, the Bundesliga runner-up had a hard time for a long time, but was redeemed by Hazard.
BVB coach Marco Rose initially left captain Marco Reus and defender Manuel Akanji on the bench in order to avoid the two regulars of the ongoing hunt for appointments. The hosts had to do without newcomer Donyell Malen because of a gastrointestinal infection. In total, the Dortmunders were missing ten players.
The many changes in the starting XI made BVB to create against the bottom of the second division. Although he took over the direction from the start, despite all the dominance he did not create any scoring chances. Guest keeper Fabijan Buntic only rarely had to intervene in the first 25 minutes.
Ingolstadt never puts BVB in danger
For the first time, a goal threat was recognizable in the 27th minute when Jude Bellingham hit the crossbar from the edge of the penalty area. Ingolstadt relied on two five-a-side chains in Dortmund’s possession of the ball to prevent the flow of the game – and thus had long success.
BVB increases the pace a bit after the break. Steffen Tigges (52nd) headed for Borussia’s second crossbar. After that, the Dortmunders couldn’t think of anything else to do against the Ingolstadt people who were fighting sacrificially. In increasing need, coach Rose changed two professionals in the 71st minute in Reus and Hazard, whom he would actually have preferred a break.
The move paid off just a minute later when Hazard took the longed-for leadership. Nine minutes later it was again the Belgian who was there on pass from Julian Brandt and finally made the decision.
1. FC Nürnberg – HSV 3:5 n.E.
Hamburger SV trembled in a classy XXL duel against 1. FC Nürnberg in the round of 16. In a cup fight full of emotions, overshadowed by two minute-long injury breaks, coach Tim Walter’s team prevailed on penalties with 4: 2 against their equal second division rivals. Nuremberg’s Lino Tempelmann and Asger Sörensen awarded their penalties.
After 120 thrilling minutes it was 1: 1 (0: 1). Jonas David had taken the offensively more compelling HSV in the lead in the 45th minute, Taylan Duman (59th) gave the FCN the equalizer.
The long-time “Club” left-back Tim Leibold experienced a bitter return. The 27-year-old was whistled for every action and injured his right knee after a duel on the sidelines with Tom Krauss. Leibold had to be treated for a long time and was brought into the stadium interior on a stretcher.
The traditional clubs stepped up from the start. Johannes Geis (28) had the first big Nuremberg chance with a shot from around 18 meters. Then the Hamburger SV pushed. Carl Klaus, called up for regular goalkeeper Christian Mathenia, skilfully defused against Thomas Doyle (35th) and against Ludovit Reis (44th). When defender David’s headed goal, the strong FCN keeper was powerless.
The second half started with the next scary moment. Krauss and Leibold’s replacement Miro Muheim crashed into each other (46th). Referee Bastian Dankert immediately waved the paramedics over to have the initially obviously motionless man from Nuremberg treated. Krauss was taken away.
Krauss substitute Duman marked the equalization with a wonderful direct purchase. HSV goalkeeper Daniel Heuer Fernandes was quick to save twice against Lino Tempelmann (89th, 98th). The decision ultimately resulted in the penalty shoot-out.
VfL Osnabrück – SC Freiburg 4: 5 nE
SC Freiburg remains undefeated this season after a gripping penalty crime thriller and is back in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup for the first time since the 2017/18 season. The Breisgauer won their second round game at third division VfL Osnabrück 3-2 on penalties. After 120 minutes it was 2: 2 (1: 1, 1: 0).
Freiburg’s substitute goalkeeper Benjamin Uphoff was the match winner with three saves on penalties. Previously, Keven Schlotterbeck had saved the sports club with his goal in the 120th minute after Osnabrück had already looked like the sure winner with a dream goal from Sebastian Klaas (108th). In the regular season it was exactly the opposite. Osnabrück’s Lukas Gugganig made the 30-minute extra shift possible with his header goal in the seventh minute of stoppage time. Freiburg had taken the lead through a major mistake by Osnabrück goalkeeper Philipp Kühn when Vincenzo Grifo circled a flick into the empty VfL goal (33rd). Osnabrück had to survive the last three minutes after a yellow-red card for Ba-Muaka Simakala.
Mainz 05 – Arminia Bielefeld 3: 2 nV
Joker Marcus Ingvartsen shot Mainz 05 back into the round of 16 of the DFB Cup for the first time in four years and dealt another sporting low blow to Arminia Bielefeld. The Dane scored 3: 2 (0: 1, 2: 2) in front of 9,000 spectators in the 114th minute after extra time and thus decided the fast-paced second-round duel with the Bundesliga penultimate.
Masaya Okugawa (2nd) gave East Westphalia an early lead. Jonathan Burkardt (53rd) and Karim Onisiwo (59th) turned the game around after the break, before Torgarant Fabian Klos (89th), who had been substituted 22 minutes earlier, headed the guests who were fighting until the last second into extra time. Thanks to Ingvartsen, Mainz had the better end for themselves there.