Leipzig, double holder of the German Cup and 5th in the Bundesliga, was eliminated in the round of 16 by Wolfsburg (1-0) on Tuesday. During this trip to the 9th in the championship, the RB conceded a goal from summer recruit Vaclav Cerny in the 14th minute and never managed to catch up.
Leipzig therefore exits prematurely from a competition in which it has made a specialty in recent years with four finals in five years, including two victories in the last two editions.
Wolfsburg, struggling in the league with four defeats in its last five matches, is enjoying a nice break in the cup, a competition that its coach Niko Kovac won in 2018 with Eintracht Frankfurt. In another duel between first division clubs, Stuttgart (3rd) beat Union Berlin (15th) 1-0. On Wednesday, Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich, respectively first and second in the Bundesliga, travel to the pitch of two 3rd division teams, Sandhausen (6 p.m.) and Saarbrücken (8:45 p.m.).