Sebastian Kehl scored a long-distance volley in extra time to give Borussia Dortmund a 3-2 victory over Hoffenheim and the semifinal berth at the German Cup on Tuesday. ( Ricardo Rodriguez converted a second-half penalty to allow Wolfsburg to advance with a 1-0 victory over Freiburg. football
Dortmund played without central defender Mats Hummels and forward star Marco Reus, both injured, but took the lead in the 19th through defender Neven Subotic.
Kevin Volland’s volley from a corner in the 21st and Roberto Firmino’s chip in the 29th after being gifted the ball by Subotic turned the game to Hoffenheim’s favor but Dortmund came out stronger after the break.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally notched the equalizer for Dortmund with a powerful header from a cross by Eric Durm.
Both teams missed chances to win it within 90 minutes, before second-half substitute Kehl fired in the winner from 25 meters in the 107th minute.
Rodriguez drilled a left-footed shot from the spot inside the post in the 72nd minute, beating his Switzerland teammate and Freiburg goalkeeper Roman Buerki.
Arminia Bielefeld host Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayern Munich travel to Bayer Leverkusen in the other two Cup quarterfinal matchups on Wednesday. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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