In the Bundesliga at the top, in the DFB-Cup more: Borussia Dortmund has lost the Chance of a domestic Double in the morning. With the dramatic 2:4 in a penalty shoot-out against Werder Bremen in the League Primus adopted as in the previous year, already in the first knockout round of the competition. Handicapped by a cold wave was not able to match the BVB coach Lucien Favre on Tuesday to the good Form of recent weeks. The hero in the penalty of Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka, who was able to fend off two Dortmund in a penalty shootout.
81 365 spectators in the sold-out Signal Iduna Park in the last 120 minutes, after which it 3:3 (1:1, 1:1) had stood, and Marco Reus (45.+3), Christian Pulisic (105. Minute) and Achraf Hakimi (113.) for the BVB hit. For the brave Bremer Milot Rashica (5.), Claudio Pizarro (108.) and Martin Harnik (119.) successfully. Bremen is available for 29. Time in the quarter-finals.
"Normally, three goals must extend all the way to home. That was very, very bitter in the sum - and to lose in a penalty shoot-out. It was a used evening,“ said Dortmund's Ex-world champion Mario Götze. Bremen's 40-year-old veteran Pizarro said: "The victory today is here the madness! We deserve to come in the next Phase of the Cup. This was particularly relevant for us, we have fought for, and also the gates.“
To the chagrin of Favre Roman Bürki, Marvin Hitz, Jadon Sancho, and Marcel Schmelzer were in each case due to flu infections. In addition, the Swiss Coach had to do without Lukasz Piszczek (Fußblessur). In particular, the Lack of the two root Keeper Bürki and heat-caused problems. U23 Keeper Eric Oelschlägel has moved for the first time in a professional competitive game into a goal - ironically against his former Club.
the early residue of the BVB responded with pace football
And debutant Oelschlägel had to attack early. A free-kick from Max Kruse attacker Rashica carried with the toe of her Shoe into the goal. It was not the first Time that BVB had in this season's problems in the Cup. Against the second division side Greuther Fürth (2:1) and Union Berlin (3:2) was previously each of the extension necessary to create the catchment in the next round. Bremen had set for itself in the first two rounds easily against Wormatia Worms (6:1) and Soft Flensburg (5:1).
In the early residue of the BVB responded with tempo football and was a hack trick by Mario Götze after a pass from Christian Pulisic, the balance in the 14. Minute close. However, the well-differentiated Werder defence was first, rarely falter. Despite a significant advantage in the possession of the ball nearly 70 percent of the Borussia could get no further Chance. Characteristically, gave a free kick to compensate. Against the placed shot from Reus seconds before the halftime whistle, the Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka was powerless.Bremen's Jiri Pavlenka stopped two penalties.Photo: REUTERS
After the break, the BVB with the loss of Reus suffered another personnel setback. The best scorer of the previous Dortmunder season had to be substituted due to muscular problems in the thigh. Without the offensive star in the second half for the hosts to the test of patience. It is ideas that Tempo and scoring chances were missing - the game of Borussia was a perceptible loss of power. Against the now very defensive League-the Tenth Werder rooms were hardly offensive made Bremen a little.
Oelschlägel saved Dortmund in the 89. Minute with a spectacular, held free-kick from Kruse in the extension. Dortmund's Thomas Delaney failed in stoppage time, almost a head to the ball. Shortly before the end of the first passage of the extension Pulisic seemed to have the four-time European Cup winners after a strong performance redeemed. However, the substitute veteran Pizarro first came in a high-dramatic final phase before re-Hakimi for BVB in the Bundesliga met in the first half, one Minute before the end of the offset. (dpa)