Dortmund exit German Cup to Bremen on penalties after 3-3 thriller
Borussia Dortmund were knocked out of the German Cup by Werder Bremen following a penalty shootout after a thrilling 3-3 draw at home on Tuesday, with the Bundesliga leaders twice throwing away the lead in extra time.
Bremen, who are 10th in Germany’s top flight, took a fifth minute lead through Milot Rashica but Dortmund captain Marco Reus levelled in first half stoppage time from a free kick but had to be substituted due to injury after the interval.
U.S international Christian Pulisic put the home side ahead at the end of the first half of extra time, but Claudio Pizarro promptly levelled for Bremen after the second interval.
A strike from Achraf Hakimi looked to have clinched Dortmund’s place in the next round but Martin Harnik netted in the 119th minute, forcing a penalty shootout. Bremen prevailed 4-2, scoring all their kicks while Dortmund’s Paco Alcacer and Maximilian Philipp failed to convert.
REUTERS/Reporting by Richard Martin, editing by Christian Radnedge