Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen have reached the spherical of 16 of the DFB Cup, whereas SC Freiburg surprisingly made it out. BVB beat TSG Hoffenheim 1-0 (1-0) within the second spherical, Leverkusen struggled to a 5-2 (1-0) win at third division soccer crew SV Sandhausen. There was a terrific environment on Wednesday night, particularly with the second division crew SC Paderborn, who prompted the following cup shock with a 3-1 (2-0) win in Freiburg.
Marco Reus (forty third minute) scored the successful aim earlier than the break for Dortmund, who had been superior for a very long time. Coach Edin Terzic had modified his crew in a number of positions and, amongst others, gave Youssoufa Moukoko and Niklas Süle an opportunity within the beginning line-up. Regardless of the rotation, BVB confirmed a powerful efficiency within the first half and accomplished a profitable gown rehearsal earlier than the Bundesliga traditional on Saturday (6.30 p.m./Sky) towards FC Bayern.
Bundesliga desk leaders Leverkusen additionally received off to a assured begin and took the lead due to a transformed penalty from Exequiel Palacios (twenty first). After the break issues received wild. Christoph Ehlich (50′) initially equalized for the hosts, 4 minutes later Jonathan Tah (54′) put Bayer again in entrance. Simply three minutes later, Yassin Ben Balla (57th) equalized once more for SVS. Sandhausen then turned stronger and even pushed for the lead – however Bayer nonetheless prevailed in the long run. Adam Hlozek (eighty fifth) and Amine Adli (88th/ninetieth + 2) made every little thing clear.
For SC Freiburg, nonetheless, there was nothing to have a good time after a puzzling efficiency. Florent Muslija (18th/thirty third) and Filip Bilbija (56th) had given Paderborn a 3-0 lead. Maximilian Eggestein (seventieth) not less than managed to attain the following aim for weak Freiburg, whose riot got here too late within the closing part. (dpa)