Borussia Dortmund were eliminated in the last 16 of the German Football Cup on Tuesday, defeated on penalties by Werder Bremen (3-3 after extra time). Axel Witsel played the entire game on the right flank of a duo posted in front of the Borussia defense.
Werder Bremen opened the scoring for Milot Rashica (5th, 0-1) and Marco Reus tied for a free kick (45th + 3, 1-1). The score did not move until the overtime. Borussen took the lead by Christian Pulisic (105, 2-1) before the Peruvian Claudio Pizarro replied to the American (108, 2-2). Achraf Hakimi (113rd, 3-2) then made Dortmund wait again, but Martin Harnik sent them all on penalties (119, 3-3).
Dortmund had a bad start, with Alcacer and Philipp losing the chance. Axel Witsel, Dortmund's third shooter, was the first player to shake the net. But at the same time, Bremen got all the penalties and reached the quarterfinals.
Earlier in the day, Hamburg, with Orel Mangala in the first period, and Heidenheim, two D2 clubs, overcame Nuremberg (1-0) and Leverkusen (2-1) Bundesliga teams.
The draw for the quarterfinals (2 and 3 April) will be held on Sunday, February 10.
England: Wolverhampton, with Leander Dendoncker on the bench, qualified for the Round of 16, against Shrewsbury (D3). While they started in force thanks to Matt Doherty (2, 1-0), the wolves were surprised twice by James Bolton (11, 1-1) and Josh Laurent (39, 1-2). But just before the break, Doherty equalized (45 + 6, 2-2). Unlike Wolverhampton's first game, Wolverhampton won via Ivan Cavaleiro (62nd, 3-2) and won the right to meet Bristol City in the fifth round.
In the next round, Chelsea (Eden Hazard) will face Manchester United (Romelu Lukaku), Manchester City (Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany) will go to Newport (D4) and Crystal Palace (Michy Batshuayi, Christian Benteke) (D3).