DFB Cup: Hertha BSC loses penalty thriller against Eintracht Braunschweig Sports

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Hertha shoots out!

Vogelwild cup game in Braunschweig! Hertha lost 5:6 on penalties! After a 2-0 lead, the Berliners conceded three goals at the second division. Then they lead again with 4: 3 and still get thrown out in the end. Herthas Kempf shoots the decisive penalty miles over.

Investor Lars Windhorst (45) saw the debacle live in the stands!

Hertha investor Windhorst supported in the stands. It did not help

Photo: Roberto Lamprecht

Selke set everything up for victory in the 10th minute: Plattenhardt crossed precisely from the left wing, Selke braced himself and nodded off. Worth seeing!

The 2-0 for the guests then in the 42nd minute by Maolida in the manner of a dust collector after a powerful action by Lukebakio, who took a shot from the six-yard box and presented it that way.

Hertha’s new coach Schwarz was satisfied at half-time in front of 14,126 spectators in Braunschweig. Actually, the game was already decided!

think! Braunschweig shortened by a penalty from Behrendt (63rd). Three minutes later even the 2-2 equalizer thanks to a left-footed shot by Lauberbach! Without any need, Hertha gives her a comfortable 2-0 lead. In three minutes!

Renewal! Unbelievable: The 3:2 (91st) for Braunschweig after a fine pass from Lauberbach to Pherai.

Now it’s getting wilder and wilder: Hertha responds to 3: 3 through Tousart (103rd) with a deflected ball into the right angle. Lukebakio raises it to 4: 3 with a lob in the 105th.

Then it got completely crazy: Henning equalized with a powerful shot for the home side in the 118th. Penalties shoot!

Madness: Hertha manages the feat of losing a 4: 3 after a 2: 0.

Kempf misses the decisive penalty for Hertha. Braunschweig wins 6:5!

His instructions brought nothing: black

His instructions brought nothing: black

Photo: City-Press GmbH

Hertha coach Schwarz: “We are disappointed. We did a decent job at times, but didn’t put the lid on it. In the end we weren’t smart enough. It’s our first game together, it’s a process. We had a lot of good things but also a lot of room for improvement in defence. Union is a different task and we will face it.”

After the penalty shootout, only Braunschweig cheered

After the penalty shootout, only Braunschweig cheered

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Davie Selke: “It’s extremely bitter for us, we know how important this competition is for the club. We are extremely disappointed. We scored a lot of goals and created a lot of chances. We mustn’t talk bad about everything now. And we have to do better against Union.”

Braunschweig coach Michael Schiele (44): “In the cup, anything can always happen in our temple. We played with conviction and showed a good mentality. When it came to penalties, I told everyone that whoever feels good should go.”

Braunschweig remains the graveyard of the cup favourites. Hertha has now caught it in one of the first two rounds in Braunschweig for the third time since 2004.

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Aue – Mainz 0:3 (0:1): Shortly before half-time, Kohr put the Bundesliga side on the road to victory with a chance goal after a deflected ball in the penalty area (41st minute). Until then, the third division held up bravely!

In the 70th then the meanwhile fully deserved 2:0 for the oppressive guests by Burgzorg after a cross from Onisiwo. Ingvartsen increased the penalty in the 79th to make it 3-0.

Waldhof – Kiel 5:3 iE (0:0): For a long time, the two teams at Mannheim’s Carl Benz Stadium had agreed on the motto to offer the fans a nice kick without goals. But of course it can’t end like that in the cup.

First overtime – then penalty shootout! And the sensation: The third division team wins 5:3 and kicks out the second division team.


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