Big surprise in the second round of the DFB-Pokal. Regional league team Rot-Weiss Essen throws Fortuna Düsseldorf 3-2 out.
Crisis club FSV Mainz 05 had long felt like the winner against Bochum and took the lead early on thanks to Jean-Paul Boetius (7th). Matza made it 2-0 (55th). But Holtmann shortened (66th), and in the last second Tesche forced extra time (90th + 4). It got really embarrassing in the penalty shoot-out. Mainz messed up all three shots. So cheered at the end of the second division.
VfB Stuttgart celebrates the round of 16 with a goal by Sasa Kalajdzic against Freiburg (15th). Werder Bremen is also still in the cup. Gebre Selassie (30th), Sargent (32nd) and Mbom (60th) made things clear in Hanover.
2nd round in the DFB Cup:
- VfL Wolfsburg – SV Sandhausen 4-0
- Rot-Weiss Essen – Fortuna Düsseldorf 3-2
- VfB Stuttgart – SC Freiburg 1-0
- Hannover 96 – Werder Bremen 0-3
- FSV Mainz 05 – VfL Bochum 2: 5 nE
- Wehen Wiesbaden – Jahn Regensburg 2: 4 nE
On Tuesday already played:
The second round of the DFB-Pokal in January will be completed with these games:
- Bayer Leverkusen – Eintracht Frankfurt (January 12, 8:45 p.m.)
- Holstein Kiel – Bayern Munich (January 13, 8:45 p.m.)
The draw for the round of 16 pairings will take place on January 3, 2021 from 5.30 p.m. in the ARD sports show.