St Pauli shock holders Dortmund in Cup

John BagratuniDeutsche Presse Agentur
Borussia Dortmund's Axel Witsel (l) scores an own goal in their German Cup defeat at St. Pauli.
Camera IconBorussia Dortmund's Axel Witsel (l) scores an own goal in their German Cup defeat at St. Pauli. Credit: AP

Second-tier leaders St Pauli have shocked title holders Borussia Dortmund 2-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the German Cup.

Etienne Amenyido and an own goal from Axel Witsel clinched victory for St Pauli while star striker Erling Haaland managed a consolation goal from the penalty spot for Dortmund.

It is the first time since 2007 that neither Dortmund nor Bayern Munich have reached the last eight.

Bayern crashed 5-0 at Borussia Monchengladbach in the previous round.

Instead, St Pauli and cross-town second-division rivals Hamburg are both in the quarters for the first time in 25 years.

Hamburg's 4-3 penalty shoot-out win at Cologne ended in bizarre fashion.

Florian Kainz had to score with the hosts' fifth penalty in the shootout to keep his team in the game but he slipped as he took it and kicked the ball with the right foot against his left before it went in -- with two contacts not allowed from the spot his effort was ruled out.

Former European champions Hamburg seemed on course to an extra-time win courtesy of Robert Glatzel's 92nd-minute header.

But Anthony Modeste converted a 120th-minute penalty to force the shootout which Cologne ultimately couldn't take advantage of.

St Pauli had a dream start when Amenyido, who had played for Dortmund as a teenager, bundled the ball into the net after just four minutes.

Thorgan Hazard should have levelled a minute later for Dortmund but instead instead Witsel hit into his own net in the 40th off Guido Burgstaller's cross.

Haaland got Dortmund back into the game with a 58th-minute spot kick after Jakov Medic had handled the ball.

Dortmund mounted the pressure but unlike 10 days ago at Eintracht Frankfurt in the league they were unable to reverse a 2-0 deficit and crashed out in another modest showing which has haunted them this season.

"We are very disappointed. The chance to win a title is gone. I am really annoyed," Dortmund coach Marco Rose told Sky TV.

Elsewhere, Bochum came from behind to beat Mainz 3-1 and second-tier Karlsruhe won 1-0 at the last remaining third-division club, 1860 Munich.

The remaining four round of 16 games are highlighted by a Berlin derby between Hertha and Union.

The quarter-finals are scheduled for March 1 and 2 en route to the May 21 final in Berlin.

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