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DFB-Pokal Round-up – Three Bundesliga teams eliminated from Pokal

Eintracht Frankfurt win on penalties against Ingolstadt

A certainly tough night for Frankfurt at the Commerzbank-Arena

After earning a respectable draw against Borussia Dortmund in the league, Ingolstadt held their own throughout the 90 minutes and extra time before losing on penalties. The away side impressed in glimpses and had 14 shots on Frankfurt’s goal, but unable to be efficient enough to convert a goal scoring chance.

Frankfurt went on to win 4-1 on penalties in a very tight, battled fixture.

Hamburger SV cruise past Hallescher

With a potential upset on the cards with HSV without a win in eight and Hallescher unbeaten in seven, all eyes were on the away side ahead of their clash in the DFB Pokal.

Nerves were quickly settled for the away side as Bobby Wood scored within eight minutes to put the away side ahead in a dominating opening 10 minutes.

Wood got his, and HSV’s second in the 43 minute with Lasogga and Waldschmidt completing the rout in the second half as the away side won comfortably 4-0.

Borussia Mönchengladbach back to winning ways

Die Fohlen came into this game on the back of a 2-0 defeat against Bayern Munich, but whilst their away form in the league might be quite drastic, the will be hoping for a good cup run after defeating 2. Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart.

Mönchengladbach got the better of Stuttgart and were comfortable throughout in a 2-0 victory at Borussia-Park with Fabian Johnson and Lars Stindl getting on the scoresheet.

Hertha BSC beat St. Pauli in routine win

A straightforward win for the Bundesliga side as they travelled to the Millerntor-Stadion

Hertha are unbeaten in four games, with St. Pauli without a win in six games and that certainly showed on Tuesday night, with Hertha dominating the game and progressing through to the next round with a 2-0 victory.

A routine win to say the least.

Sportfreunde Lotte provide cup upset after knocking out Bayer Leverkusen

Things started well for Leverkusen after taking the lead through Kevin Volland on the 25th minute, as they put their mark on the game.

The second half couldn’t have started any worse for Leverkusen after Roberto Hilbert scored an own goal just two minutes after the restart giving the home side a boost.

From then on, things didn’t go to plan for the Bundesliga side as they struggled to break down a resilient Lotte defence. Wendel got sent off for the hosts as the game finished 1-1 heading for extra time.

Volland got his, and Leverkusen’s second goal of the game in the 95th minute but were again pegged back by Lotte after equalising through Kevin Freiberger in the 105th minute.

Lotte completed the shock result of the second round after winning 4-3 on penalties, with Charles Aránguiz, Julian Baumgartlinger and Volland missing for the away side.

Sandhausen knock out Bundesliga side Freiburg

Bundesliga side Freiburg entertained 9th placed 2. Bundesliga SV Sandhausen on Tuesday evening.

Mats Møller Dæhli put the home side ahead after 21 minutes as they looked to secure a routine victory at their home ground but they could not have been more wrong.

Goals from Tim Kister, Andrew Wooten and Sukuta-Pasu put the away side 3-1 up as they looked set to cause an upset, whilst being unbeaten in five games looking to extend it to six.

But a determined Freiberg got themselves back in the game after Vincenzo Grifo pegged the score line back to 3-2 before Nils Petersen completed the come-back after scoring the equaliser after Haberer missed a penalty.

The second shock result of the evening come once again on penalties with Sandhausen winning 4-3 on penalties, with Petersen, Torrejon and Haberer missing for the home side to send the away side through.

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