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Pokal round-up:
Hamburg progress on penalties, Dusseldorf snuff out Unterhaching dream

By Ultan Corcoran   @UltanCorcoran

DFB Pokal second-round action resumed this evening featuring several high-profile clashes across Germany. Two of which required the services of extra-time as Dusseldorf came from behind to defeat Unterhaching. Elsewhere Hamburg required penalties to see off 3.Liga outfit Arminia Bielefeld.
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Bielefeld 1 – Hamburg 1 (3-4 on penalties)
Bielefeld took an 11th minute lead this evening through the left foot of Nicklas Shipnoski. Boujellab’s long-range effort was tipped onto the post by Mateo Raab but the nifty winger was on hand to tap home to the empty net to give the 3.Liga side a shock first-half lead.

The second-half would see a fightback from the Hanseatic club and their equalising goal would come on 76 minutes. Muheim found space to cross for Jatta who bravely nodded home under pressure.

Extra-time ensued as Hamburg hoped to show their superiority. While the visitors went close neither side could really find a breakthrough and penalties would be required to find a winner.

Fabian Klos would be first to stutter from the spot as he fired way off target, but his blushes were spared when Kersken denied HSV’s fourth penalty taker in Krahn. However, Mateo Raab made himself the hero palming Worl’s effort over the bar and in doing so punched Hamburg’s ticket to the Round of 16.

Unterhaching 6 – Düsseldorf 3
Having dumped out Augsburg in the first-round last time out, Unterhaching hoped to repeat the dose on Düsseldorf when Patrick Hobsch put the hosts 1-0 ahead on 34 minutes. Machigo’s cross found Hobsch in space who fired home convincingly from 12 metres out.

Hobsch would double both his and Haching’s goal tally when he converted a 55th minute penalty. However, Dusseldorf clawed their way back to parity in remarkable fashion – Klaus and Johannesson in turn combined in a matter of minutes to score each and leave it finely poised at 2-2.
Haching would find a third in the 71st minute to restore their lead – Simon Skarlatidis cutting in to curl past Niemczycki. However, the hosts would be pegged back for a second time as Johannesson cushioned Tzolis’ pass beyond Vollath’s sprawling arms.

Johannesson wasn’t done for the night either. With a hand in every goal thus far, extra time would present the hattrick. Vollath spilled the cross from Jastrzembski into the Icelandic midfielder’s path to nod home. The result was put beyond doubt when Tzolis himself slalomed through the Haching defence. Jastrzembski added the icing on the cake for Düsseldorf who ran out 6-3 victors to progress.

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