Magic foot Milos Pantovic shot VfL Bochum into the quarter-finals of the DFB Cup for the first time in six years with a double strike. After a work win, Karlsruher SC is in the DFB Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 25 years.
Three days after the 0-1 draw in the Bundesliga game at FSV Mainz 05, coach Thomas Reis’ team took revenge with a 3-1 (0-1) win at their home stadium on Castroper Straße in Rheinhessen.
KSC won 1-0 (0-0) against the strong third division team 1860 Munich on Tuesday evening, Marvin Wanitzek scored the decisive goal for the second division tenth with a penalty kick (70th).
In Bochum Karim Onisiwo (36th) scored the lead for the guests thanks to the kind help of VfL keeper Manuel Riemann, who had shot Bochum into the round of 16 with a penalty. Then Pantovic turned the game around with a penalty kick (56′) and an artful lob (59′). Eduard Löwen (80th) increases in the final phase. Bochum eliminated Mainz last year, in the second round of the cup on penalties.
“The cup is an important competition. We want to show the greed and aggressiveness that has brought us so far,” Reis said before the game. On Tuesday evening, the 48-year-old was able to fall back on Danilo Soares and ex-Mainzer Gerrit Holtmann, both of whom started from the start. In addition, newcomer Jürgen Locadia made a striking starting eleven debut.
Svensson was also highly motivated before the quick reunion. “The cup is a great competition. You can go far with just a few games,” said the Dane, who had to do without Jeremiah St. Juste, who scored the decisive goal for Mainz on Saturday.
Pantovic turns party for VfL Bochum
In a confused early phase, Bochum had their first chance early on. Holtmann’s full-span shot was unsteadily blocked by Robin Zentner, Locadia reacted too slowly for the follow-up shot. In front of 750 VfL supporters, some of whom were vocal, many fouls and minor discussions initially determined the further course of the game.
Bochum wanted more from the game and also had visual advantages. At first, Mainz’s attempts to attack remained harmless. Onisiwo’s first degree did not embarrass Riemann. Likewise Jae-Sung Lee’s long-range shot. It took a blunder from Riemann, who let the shot from U21 national player Anton Stach deflect forward, Onisiwo dusted off powerfully.
After the change of sides, Bochum acted much more aggressively and hungrily. First Locadia narrowly failed, then Pantovic turned ice cold from the point. Leandro Barreiro had previously pulled Bochum’s Elvis Rexhbecaj on the jersey. Moments later, Pantovic refined a finely played counterattack and didn’t give the hurrying hundredweight the slightest chance with a technically adept lob. Then the substitute lion struck.
KSC throws out Pokalschreck 1860 Munich
It was the duel of the cup nightmares: KSC had sensationally won at European Cup participants Bayer Leverkusen, surprisingly knocked out the second division teams Darmstadt 98 and Schalke 04 in 1860.
The KSC had more possession of the ball in the ghost game in Giesing and won more duels, but initially not the better opportunities. For a long time there was little offensive from guests – the only serious advance in the first half was a free kick from Philip Heise (40th). Marcel Bär (10th) and Fabian Greilinger (13th), on the other hand, put Marius Gersbeck’s goal in greater danger for 1860.
After the break, KSC increased the pressure: Fabian Schleusener hit the goalpost from the left, and Lucas Cueto pushed the rebound over the line from a minimal offside position (51′). Karlsruhe now played more purposefully towards taking the lead, the hosts struggled to keep the game open. Greilinger finally jumped the ball on a KSC cross on the arm.