Defending champions of German Cup Borussia Dortmund were knocked out of the Cup on Tuesday when they suffered a shock last-16 defeat to second division side, St Pauli. The Bundesliga 2 leaders struck early in the first half when Etienne Amenyido finished from close range.
Borussia Dortmund Suffer Early Knoch out in German Cup
A strong Borussia Dortmund side fell further behind in the 40th minute when Axel Witsel turned a cross into his own net making it 2-0. Their hitman Erling Braut Haaland reduced the deficit from the penalty spot with the hope of bringing them back to the contest but St Pauli held on for a famous win.
Dortmund’s Bundesliga rivals Cologne also went out to second-tier opposition, losing on penalties to Hamburg SV after the game ended 1-1 in the full playing time. On the other hand, Bochum was able to beat Mainz 3-1 to advance to the next stage of the German Cup.