DFB Cup: Out in Kaiserslautern – Cologne suffers the next blow


Out in Kaiserslautern – Cologne suffers the next blow

Status: 31.10.2023 | Reading time: 3 minutes

Five goals, two dismissals – Cologne and Kaiserslautern played a brilliant cup game

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After the embarrassing performance in Leipzig, 1. FC Köln suffered their next defeat. Steffen Baumgart’s team loses 2-3 against Kaiserslautern at the second division club and is eliminated from the DFB Cup.

Defeat for 1. FC Cologne, big football evening for 1. FC Kaiserslautern: After a spectacular fight, the Cologne team and coach Steffen Baumgart suffered the next sporting blow. The Bundesliga 17th lost the cup second round game in Kaiserslautern 2:3 (0:1) – unlike the 0:6 at RB Leipzig last Saturday, Cologne fought back from an early deficit this time, but the early exit hits Baumgart and his struggling team hard .

On the Palatinate side, Richmond Tachie (19th minute), Kenny Prince Redondo (47th) and Marlon Ritter (65th) scored. In the sold-out Fritz Walter Stadium there was at times an atmosphere similar to that of the Bundesliga days.

Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart has to accept the next low blow

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For Cologne, the goals from Jan Thielmann (71st) and Mark Uth (81st) came too late. The fact that Eric Martel (79th) was sent off late for indiscipline on the bench and Florian Kainz (84th) for a hard start fit into the mixed overall picture. The upcoming Bundesliga games against Augsburg on Saturday (3:30 p.m./Sky) and on November 11th in Bochum are becoming increasingly important for Baumgart and his team. Effzeh is currently experiencing difficult sporting days.

Kaiserslautern saves the victory over time

The fans initially saw both teams testing each other in the opening quarter of an hour. Timo Hübers headed the ball over the FCK goal after four minutes, Boris Tomiak put the ball next to the Cologne goal one minute. Tachie’s opening goal then freed the hosts. His shot from around 20 meters was deflected unstoppably into the Cologne goal by Hübers. After Dejan Ljubicic’s bad pass, Terrence Boyd had the chance to make it 2-0, but finished too hastily (34′).

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Redondo scored the goal shortly after the break. After a great pass from Ritter, the winger made it 2-0 for Kaiserslautern. After conceding a goal, the guests pushed for the next goal, but Linton Maina (50th) only hit the crossbar. Luca Waldschmidt shot just wide of the goal (61′). Ritter made it 3-0 for FCK with a direct free kick from 18 meters. The home team had to worry again – things got hectic, but after more than eight minutes of injury time, Kaiserslautern’s cup coup was complete.

Arminia Bielefeld – HSV 4:5 nE

Second division team Hamburger SV had to go to penalties against lower-class opponents Arminia Bielefeld and won 4-3. After extra time the score was 1-1. At Arminia, Fabian Klos missed his first shot over the goal, Matheo Raab parried the last attempt by Marius Wörl. Elijah Krahn’s missed shot had no consequences for HSV. Bakery Jatta (77th) equalized Bielefeld’s opening goal by Nicklas Shipnowski (11th minute) a few moments after coming on as a substitute.

HSV is struggling to win in Bielefeld

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Borussia Mönchengladbach – 1. FC Heidenheim 3:1

Borussia Mönchengladbach made it into the round of 16 of the DFB Cup without any significant resistance against the hopeless newcomer 1. FC Heidenheim. Gerardo Seoane’s team won the first division duel comfortably with 3:1 (3:0). Three days after Gladbach’s 2-1 win in the Bundesliga game against Heidenheim, the cup duel was already decided before the break.

Gladbach celebrates an effortless win against Heidenheim

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Jordan Siebatcheu with a brace (3rd minute/9th) and Robin Hack (44th) consistently took advantage of Heidenheim’s blatant defensive errors in front of almost 42,000 spectators. Substitute Adrian Beck’s Heidenheim goal (78th) wasn’t enough.

SpVgg Unterhaching – Fortuna Düsseldorf 3:6 aet

Led by three-time goalscorer Isak Johannesson, Fortuna Düsseldorf successfully completed the task against third division club SpVgg Unterhaching in extra time. The second-placed team in the 2nd league, which was only wide awake late, won clearly in a thrilling game with 6:3 (0:1, 3:3) and moved into the round of 16.


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