Cologne, Wolfsburg stunned in German CupBy DPA, IANS
Thursday, December 23, 2010
BERLIN - Bundesliga sides Cologne and Wolfsburg were bundled out of the German Cup in the round of the last 16 by second division teams Wednesday.
Former England coach Steve McLaren saw his Wolfsburg side lose 3-1 at home to Energie Cottbus, while Cologne were beaten 2-1 by visiting MSV Duisburg.
Cottbus added pressure on beleaguered coach McLaren with three goals in the first half.
Nils Petersen opened the score in the second minute and Chinese international Jiayi Shao added a second five minutes before the break. Petersen gave the visitors a three-goal half-time lead when he scored his second three minutes later.
Wolfsburg tried to turn things around in the second half, but managed only a consolation goal through Edin Dzeko in the 56th minute.
In Cologne Duisburg also had an ideal start as Stefan Maierhofer gave them the lead after just three minutes from a corner. Julian Koch scored another for the visitors in the 76th minute.
The Bundesliga side then threw caution to the wind and went in search of an equaliser and pulled one back six minutes from the end through Simon Terrode.
Duisburg then managed to hold on to their slender lead though to advance to the quarter-finals.
On Tuesday Hoffenheim beat Borussia Moenchengladbach, while Schalke managed a 1-0 victory at Augsburg to go through to the next round.
Bayern Munich are away to VfB Stuttgart later Wednesday, while Eintracht Frankfurt face Alemania Aachen in other cup matches.
The games between Kickers Offenbach and Nuremberg, as well as Koblenz against Kaiserslautern, scheduled for Tuesday, were called off due to the poor weather.