2.Bundesliga side MSV Duisburg celebrate a second goal scored by Julian Koch, the Germany U-21 international defender on loan for the season from Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund, in the 76th minute of the DFB Pokal match against host 1.FC Koeln at the RheinEnergie Stadion in North Rhine-Westphalia. (Roberto Pfeil/DAPD)
Of the five top flight teams starting off the evening, exactly one Bundesliga team remains standing after a crazy night of competition in the Deutscher Fussball Bund Pokal (German Cup) round of sixteen.
Visiting MSV DUISBURG, the fifth place side in the German second division, scored the game’s first two goals then held on at the end to oust host 1.FC Koeln 2-1 in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Former East German Oberliga outfit ENERGIE COTTBUS, also on the road, were bolstered by a brace from Germany U-21 international striker NILS PETERSEN in addition to a strike from China international midfielder JIAYI SHAO and laid waste to Vfl Wolfsburg 3-1 in Lower Saxony.
And, ALEMANNIA AACHEN, having previously dumped surprising Bundesliga high-flyers FSV 05 Mainz in the second round of the DFB Pokal, eliminated Eintracht Frankfurt at home 5-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.
Only BAYERN MUNICH, requiring three goals in the final ten minutes of the match to snap a tie and take down Vfb Stuttgart 6-3, survived among the Bundesliga participants on this eventful night in the German Cup.