🎥 DFB Pokal: Essen and Kiel prevail; Dortmund and Werder join them | OneFootball
🎥 DFB Pokal: Essen and Kiel prevail; Dortmund and Werder join them
A shock upset, extra-time, penalties, and some wonderful goals made for a dramatic round of DFB Pokal action on 2 February.
Check out all the highlights from the first four Round of 16 matches below.
Essen 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen
The magic of the cup strikes again!
With no goals during regulation time, an extra 30 minutes were needed to see whether Essen or Bayer Leverkusen would move on.
The visitors struck first in the 105th minute through Leon Bailey but then Oguzhan Kefkir equalized.
Despite only having three shots on target, the fourth-tier side managed to pull off a shock upset after Simon Engelmann scored the winner.
Holstein Kiel 2-1 Darmstadt
After knocking out Bayern Munich on penalties in the second round, Holstein Kiel have done it again in a penalty shoot-out.
It was another nervy match with the hosts leading through Janni Serra until Serdar Dursun equalized for Darmstadt in the 86th minute.
In the end, spot kicks were needed to find a winner and Holstein Kiel prevailed 7-6.
Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Paderborn
Borussia Dortmund also booked themselves in the next round of the DFB Pokal after edging Paderborn in extra-time.
The hosts lead 2-0 at halftime thanks to goals from Emre Can and Jadon Sancho but Julian Justvan and a 97th-minute penalty from Prince Owusu tied the match.
Eventually, an extra-time goal from Erling Haaland proved to be the winner.
Werder Bremen 2-0 Fürth
Despite playing with only 42 per cent possession, Werder Bremen were able to earn themselves a spot in the quarter-finals.
In the end, two goals on either side of half-time proved to be enough.
A goal from Kevin Möhwald had the hosts up early and then Felix Agu’s late finish secured the win.
The final four Round of 16 matches will take place on 3 February.
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