Difficult qualification for Dortmund, elimination for Freiburg

Difficult qualification for Dortmund, elimination for Freiburg
Difficult qualification for Dortmund, elimination for Freiburg
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GERMANY


KOSTAS BRATSOS
01.11.2023 | 21:14

Dortmund’s players celebrate a goal against Hoffenheim for the 2023-2024 DFB-Pokal Round of 32 at “Zignal Induna Park”, Dortmund | Wednesday, November 1, 2023
© 2023/MARTIN MEISSNER/AP IMAGES

Dortmund overcame the resistance of Hoffenheim and advanced from the 2nd round of the DFB-Pokal. Olympiakos’ opponent in the Europa League, Freiburg, fell victim to a surprise. Spectacular qualification for Leverkusen.

Dortmund subjugated me 1-0 the Hoffenheim and qualified to phase of 16 of DFB-Pokal. Borussia were superior but found just one goal with captain Marco Reus in the Westphalia game.

The hosts lined up with some changes, despite facing one of the best teams in the Bundesliga. Edin Terzic’s players had the upper hand for most of the match, they constantly created dangers for the opposing goal and finally scored in the 43rd minute with their captain.

Hoffenheim failed to react in the 2nd half and were eliminated very early in a competition that aimed to advance.

Similarly and Freiburgafter Olympiakos’ opponent in the Europa League suffered a home defeat 1-3 from Paderborn and he will not be able to find himself in the final again, like last year. The 2.Bundesliga side caught the home team asleep and took the lead through Philippe Bilbia and Florent Mouslia on the half-hour mark. Bilbia was also anointed scorer in the 56th minute, effectively sealing the qualification, with Freiburg reducing with Max Eggstein in the 69th minute.

  • The composition of Freiburg: Miller, Sildia (88′ Schmitt), Ginder, Gulde (46′ Linhart), Doan, Eggestein (88′ Rell), Heffler, Weishaupt, Adamou (46′ Heller), Gregoric, Grifo

THE Leverkusen fought an exciting battle at her headquarters Sandhauseneven though the two teams are separated by two categories and in the end he reached the victory qualifying with 5-2. The Bundesliga leaders took the lead twice, the hosts managed to equalise, but in the last five minutes Leverkusen found two goals, one from Adam Hlozek and two from Amin Adli.

The results of the 2nd round

  • Homburg – Greuther Firth 2-1 (31′ Aizele, 83′ Hares / 52′ Chrgota)
  • St. Pauli – Schalke 2-1 par., 1-1 etc. (57′ pen. Hartel, 102′ Egestein / 16′ Kaminski)
  • Stuttgart – Union Berlin 1-0 (45′ Udav)
  • Wolfsburg – Leipzig 1-0 (14′ Cerny)
  • Kaiserslautern – Cologne 3-2 (19′ Tahier, 47′ Redodo, 65′ Ritter / 71′ Tillman, 81′ Out)
  • Arminia – Hamburg 3-4 pen., 1-1 para., 1-1 k.a. (11′ Sipnoski / 77′ Jata)
  • Gladbach – Heidenheim 3-1 (3′, 9′ Siebatsu, 44′ Hack / 78′ Back)
  • Underhaching – Fortuna 3-6 par., 3-3 etc. (34′, 55′ Hobbs, 71′ Skarlatidis / 65′ Klaus, 66′, 78′, 107′ Bergman, 114′ Jolis, 117′ Jaszebski)
  • Dortmund – Hoffenheim 1-0 (43′ Royce)
  • Holstein – Magdeburg 3-4 pen., 3-3 par., 2-2 etc. (60′ auto. Heber, 68′ auto. Picini, 120+2′ Pichler / 3′ Bocom, 11′ Krebitski, 93′ Amaechi)
  • Freiburg – Paderborn 1-3 (69′ Eggstein / 4′, 56′ Bilbigya, 33′ Muslia)
  • Zandhausen – Leverkusen 2-5 (50′ Echlich, 56′ Ball / 21′ pen. Palasios, 54′ Ta, 85′ Closek, 88′, 90+2′ Adli)
  • 01/11 21:45 Nuremberg – Hansa
  • 01/11 21:45 Saarbrucken – Bayern
  • 01/11 21:45 Victoria Cologne – Eintracht
  • 01/11 21:45 Herta – Mainz

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