BERLIN (AP) Bayern Munich and Leipzig will face each other in the second round of the German Cup, and Borussia Dortmund will continue its title defense against third-division Magdeburg.
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Sunday’s draw also paired Bundesliga rivals Cologne at Hertha Berlin, Hoffenheim at Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg at Hannover.
Schweinfurt, the only remaining fourth-tier side, faces last season’s finalist Eintracht Frankfurt. Third division Osnabrueck, which knocked Hamburger SV out in the first round, plays second-division Nuremberg at home. Schalke visits third-tier Wehen Wiesbaden and Fortuna Duesseldorf will host Borussia Moenchengladbach.
The games are scheduled to be played on Oct. 24 and 25.
Things got pretty testy in the stands on Monday night in Rostock, Germany.
In a second round German Cup matchup between host Hansa Rostock and Hertha Berlin, ultras from both Hertha Berlin and Hansa Rostock lit flares and one such pyrotechnic show forced a 15-minute delay in the match, as the referee called players over to the tunnel for their safety.
The trouble reportedly began after Hansa displayed a once-stolen banner from the Hertha support, which set off flares flying between both sets of fans, who were separated by one section of seats and a line of police officers.
In the end, Hertha Berlin had the last laugh, as it scored two goals in the final 15 minutes after play resumed at 0-0 in the 76th minute, first from Mitchell Weiser and the second in stoppage time from Vedad Ibisevic.
“This is a thing that does not belong to the sport. We distance ourselves from it,” Hansa manager Pavel Dochtev said after the match
It’s one appearance, one goal for USMNT wide man Timmy Chandler in his 2017-18 campaign with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Granted this goal came against lower-tier competition in the German Cup, but the 29-times capped defender now has two goals and nine assists for Eintracht since transferring from Nurmberg in 2014.
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Chandler, 27, has an unclear role in Bruce Arena’s plans with the USMNT. Previous coach Jurgen Klinsmann never figured out the right system for the player, and it will be interesting to see if Chandler continues to be instrumental in his European club but an odd-shaped piece in his national team’s jigsaw puzzle.
Christian Pulisic won the decisive penalty kick as Borussia Dortmund won its fourth German Cup final with a 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Pulisic subbed into the match to earn a foul off the keeper, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted the PK in Panenka style to ice the win.
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It’s BVB’s first Cup win since 2011-12, and ends a run of three-straight German Cup Final losses.
The 13-times capped USMNT winger finishes his club season with 43 appearances, five goals, and 13 assists. Not bad for an 18-year-old.
BERLIN (AP) Robert Lewandowski scored a hat trick Friday as Bayern Munich began its German Cup defense with a comfortable 5-0 win at fourth-tier side Carl Zeiss Jena.
The Poland striker got Bayern off to a flying start in the third minute, claimed his second in the 34th and completed his hat trick nine minutes later with a second assist from Franck Ribery.
Jena resisted in the second half until Lewandowski set up Arturo Vidal in the 72nd – the Chilean had hit the crossbar and would go on to hit the post.
Substitute Mats Hummels wrapped it up in the 77th with his first goal for Bayern, a header to Joshua Kimmich’s corner.
Also Friday, Augsburg won 2-0 at fifth-tier Ravensburg and second-division St. Pauli won 3-0 at fourth-tier Luebeck.