THE INITIAL NINETY MINUTES HAD A CLEAR SCRIPT WITH BREMEN DOING GOOD DEFENSIVE WORK AND DORTMUND WITH THE BALL
Werder Bremen made it through to the quarter-finals of the German Cup, defeating Borussia Dortmund on home soil in a penalty shootout (2-4) after 120 minutes’ play ended in a 3-3 draw. Although Max Kruse was in charge of scoring the final penalty, the fourth, Dortmund’s fate was sealed when the first two charges by Paco Alcacer and Maximilian Philipp failed to score on Tuesday, reports Efe news. Although Axel Philipp and Julian Weigl then scored, Bremen did not miss a single shot and advanced to the quarter-finals. The decider of the match took place in extra time. The initial ninety minutes had a clear script with Bremen doing good defensive work and Dortmund with the ball, but without being able to generate clear arrivals on goal. Bremen got off to a good start and went ahead in the fifth minute through Kosovar Milos Rashica. Rashica converted a free kick from Max Kruse and left Eric Oelschlegel without a chance. After this first goal came a phase in which Bremen seemed to gather some confidence but after the first quarter of an hour Dortmund began to appropriate the game but without generating clear chances. A chance from Mario Goetze in the 15th minute, a Christian Pulisic heel-to-centre shot that went slightly off course, seemed to be the kick-off for a Dortmund pressure phase.
Source: INDO-ASIAN NEWS SERVICE Berlin
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