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1st round of the DFB Cup

Berlin (AP) – Borussia Dortmund advanced to the 2nd round of the DFB Cup with a runaway victory when Marco Reus returned. The Bundesliga team won 5-0 (3-0) on Monday evening against third division MSV Duisburg.

With his comeback after more than 220 days of injury, Reus scored 5-0 in the 58th minute. Before that, Jadon Sancho (14th) and Jude Bellingham (30th), Thorgan Hazard (39th) and Axel Witsel (50th) scored for the runner-up. In the 38th minute, Dominic Volkmer of Duisburg saw red because of an emergency brake.

Previously, Armina Bielefeld was the second Bundesliga team after Hertha BSC Berlin to be eliminated in the first round of the DFB Cup. The newly promoted team lost 0: 1 (0: 1) to the regional division Rot-Weiss Essen. Simon Engelmann sealed the cup surprise with his goal in the 33rd minute, which the 300 spectators enthusiastically admitted in the stadium. Hertha BSC was eliminated on Friday by a 4: 5 at second division team Eintracht Braunschweig.

For the greatest background of the 1st cup round, fourth third division team SG Dynamo Dresden made their entry in the 2nd round. The team of trainer Markus Kauczinski gave Hamburger SV no chance at 4-1 (2-0). In front of about 10,000 spectators, Yannick Stark (3rd), Robin Becker (16th), Christoph Daferner (53rd) and Sebastian Mai scored the goals for Saxony with a hand penalty in the 5th minute of injury time. In the 89th minute, Amadou Onana scored the next goal for the second division team.

In a duel between two second division teams, Hannover 96 won 3-2 (1-0) at the Würzburger Kickers. Hendrik Weydandt (23rd), Dominik Kaiser (59th) and Timo Hübers (78th) marked the goals for Lower Saxony, which almost lost the 3-0 lead in the final phase. Arne Feick (89th) and Robert Herrmann (90th + 5) provided Würzburg’s late goals.

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