Dortmund advance, Wolfsburg upset Leverkusen in German Cup
Berlin - Title holders Borussia Dortmund crushed Hannover 5-1 thanks to a hat-trick by Mario Goetze while Wolfsburg came from behind to shock Bayern Leverkusen with a last minute goal in the last 16 encounter of the German Cup football tournament.
Dortmund set the course to defend their title as they wrapped up the round of the last eight with three goals within forty minutes to give Hannover no real chance of a comeback Wednesday, reports Xinhua
Wolfsburg came from behind to eliminate Leverkusen from following a 2-1 victory.
Both sides staged a slow start. Nonetheless Leverkusen broke the deadlock with 31 minutes into the match as Wolfsburg’s Fagner Conserva Lemos deflected a cross by Sebastian Boenisch into his own net.
In the 78th minute, Wolfsburg levelled the score through Christian Traesch who hammered home from near the penalty area.
Both sides exchanged offensive actions but Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost found the winner late on to stun Leverkusen.
Elsewhere, Stuttgart secured their last-eight ticket when they overcame second division side Cologne and second division side Bochum defeated competitor 1860 Munich 3-0.
The quarterfinal is scheduled Feb 27.
Bayern Munich take on Borussia Dortmund, Stuttgart face Bochum, Mainz see Freiburg and Kickers Offenbach host Wolfsburg.