Werder Bremen was the next Bundesliga club to stumble in the DFB Cup, while FC Bayern and Borussia Dortmund have reached the round of 16.
After a turbulent cup fight, Werder bowed out of the competition 4-5 (2-2, 2-2, 0-2) on penalties at SC Paderborn. With a little effort, FC Bayern mastered the hurdle at feared opponents FC Augsburg with 5: 2 (1: 1). Borussia Dortmund recorded a lackluster 2-0 (1-0) win at Hannover 96.
In addition to the two top clubs, the Bundesliga clubs VfB Stuttgart, Union Berlin and SC Freiburg also advanced to the next round on Wednesday evening. In addition to Paderborn, the other second division teams Fortuna Düsseldorf and SV Sandhausen are in the round of 16.
Goal hail at Bayern
In Augsburg, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (27th and 59th minutes), Joshua Kimmich (53rd), Jamal Musiala (74th) and Alphonso Davies (90th 1) scored twice for the record cup winner, who initially ran behind a deficit . Mads Pedersen (9th) and Dayot Upamecano (65th / own goal) scored the Augsburg goals.
At BVB, the result was right, but the performance was not. An own goal by Bright Arrey-Mbi (11th minute) put Dortmund on course in front of 49,000 spectators. Jude Bellingham (71st) converted a penalty kick caused to him. Substitute Karim Adeyemi (85th) saw the red card for an emergency brake.
Freiburg wins in the penultimate minute
Bundesliga table leaders 1. FC Union Berlin confidently prevailed 2-0 (1-0) against second division 1. FC Heidenheim. Tymoteusz Puchacz (7th) and Sven Michel (52nd minute) scored for an unchallenged home win.
Dusseldorf defeated league rivals
VfB Stuttgart made it even clearer and celebrated a 6-0 (4-0) win against second division bottom Arminia Bielefeld. Pascal Stenzel (20th), Wataru Endō (24th), Luca Pfeiffer twice (29th, 52nd), Silas Katompa Mvumpa (39th) and Serhou Guirassy (67th) scored the goals for the superior Swabians.
Second division team Fortuna Düsseldorf also prevailed surprisingly clearly against league rivals SSV Jahn Regensburg. Kristoffer Peterson (5th), Dawid Kownacki (16th) and Emmanuel Ioyha (45th 1) scored in the first half to make it 3-0.
Bremen is defeated on penalties
Werder, on the other hand, stumbled in Paderborn. Felix Platte (22nd minute) and Sirlord Conteh (43rd) gave the hosts a 2-0 lead, but Leonardo Bittencourt (65th) and Mitchell Weiser (84th) saved Bremen with their goals into extra time. In the end, the penalty shoot-out had to decide, in which Bittencourt was the only Bremen player to miss. SCP goalkeeper Leopold Zingerle parried his attempt.
Second division team Karlsruher SC lost 7:8 (2:2, 2:2, 0:2) at league rivals SV Sandhausen, also on penalties. In regular time, Stephan Ambrosius (8th/own goal) and Aleksandr Zhirov (44th) scored for Sandhausen, Marvin Wanitzek (58th/hand penalty) and Tim Breithaupt (72nd) equalized for KSC. After goalless extra time, SVS goalkeeper Nikolai Rehnen parried Marcel Franke's attempt on penalties.
On Tuesday, Borussia Mönchengladbach failed as a Bundesliga team higher in the class at second division leaders SV Darmstadt 98.