Ooh, it is going to be close
DFB-Pokal 3rd Round
Hello and welcome to ESPN's live coverage of the DFB-Pokal, the German Cup. Eintracht Braunschweig, the holders, will be playing today, but who else will?
Eintracht Braunschweig vs Bayer 04
Braunschweig, as we said, will play, and they will play Bayer Leverkusen. This should be interesting, the two sides will meet in the league in the next game after this, so this will be huge mentally.
Schalke 04 vs SC Freiburg
These two teams, like Braunschweig and Leverkusen, will meet soon after this cup match. Schalke are 7th in the Bundesliga after sacking Jens Keller and replacing him with Luciano Spalletti, and Freiburg are 11th.
1.FC Koln vs Erzgebirge Aue
Koln go into this game sitting second in the 2. Bundesliga, whilst Erzgebirge Aue are troubleld, in 15th despite reaching the promotion playoffs last year.
VfB Stuttgart vs FC Augsburg
VfB Stuttgart sit in 2nd in the Bundesliga, on top form, whilst Augsburg, recently relegated, have dropped to 3rd in the 2. Bundesliga. Stuttgart, under Torsten Lieberknecht, will be big favourites for this.
- GOAL! - Ádám Szalai - 11 - Schalke 1-1-0 SC Freiburg
1-0 to Schalke! Szalai is the scorer! Clemens could have got the cross in, but he was tackled by Eggen Hedenstad, and it fell to Szalai, who turned it in. 1-0 to Schalke.
- GOAL! - Thorgan Hazard - 23 - VfB Stuttgart 0-1 FC Augsburg
No one expected this to happen but Augsburg lead here in Stuttgart! On loan from Chelsea, it's winger Thorgan Hazard who puts them in the lead, against the run of play. A good goal too. He received the ball from Annan, beat Sorg and fired past Thorsten Kirschbaum, for 1-0.
- GOAL! - Richard Sukuta-Pasu - 37 - VfB Stuttgart 0-2 FC Augsburg
No one expected them to go a goal down - of course people didn't see 2-0 coming! Sukuta-Pasu, the former Bochum and Kaiserslautern man, is the scorer. It's the keeper, Manninger, with the assist, he lumped it long and his team mate was there on the end of it to fire in. That's 2-0!
- GOAL! - Sascha Molders - 40 - 1.FC Koln 1-0 Erzgebirge Aue
A goal late in the first half for Franco Foda's Koln! Molders scored it, latching onto Ujah's header to blast in after taking a touch, 1-0.
Eintracht Braunschweig 0-0 Bayer 04
Schalke 04 1-0 SC Freiburg
1.FC Koln 1-0 Erzgebirge Aue
VfB Stuttgart 0-2 FC Augsburg
- GOAL! - Stefan Kiessling - 46 - Eintracht Braunschweig 0-1 Bayer 04
Are Braunschweig headed out of the cup? Leverkusen are ahead here, Kiessling the scorer! Die Werkself caught Braunschweig napping, just 30 seconds into the half, Kiessling wasn't picked up and packed it into the corner. 1-0.
- GOAL! - Kevin Kratz - 56 - Eintracht Braunschweig 1-1 Bayer 04
That lead didn't last! Braunschweig had a number of good chances which they failed to convert, then Correia put it wide to Quiring, he cut in and teed up Kratz to pick his spot. That's the equaliser.
- GOAL! - Anthony Ujah - 56 - 1.FC Koln 2-0 Erzgebirge Aue
2-0 to Koln, that should be the game! Ujah gets his name on the scoresheet with this volley, poor defending from Erzgebirge Aue though.
- Jakub Sylvestr - 75 - 1.FC Koln 2-1 Erzgebirge Aue
Maybe that isn't the game - Aue are back in it! Brecko hadn't marked Sylvestr properly, he was clean through and his effort came off the post and in. He's rushing towards the net to get the ball and restart as soon as possible.
- GOAL! - 78 - Ádám Szalai - 78 - Schalke 04 2-0 SC Freiburg
And Szalai gets his second goal of the game, Schalke's second, which should win it. Draxler headed it down, Szalai gave it back first time and Draxler's cross picked him out at the far post where he headed past the keeper, Baumann.
- GOAL! - 79 - Mike Hanke - Schalke 04 2-1 SC Freiburg
And I stress, should win it. Freiburg have a goal back through Hanke. Darida played him through, but the defenders were catching up, only for a delightful shuffle through 2 of them and chip over the goalkeeper for 2-1. This makes for an exciting finale to the game.
- GOAL! - Timo Perthel (P) - 83 - Eintracht Braunschweig 2-1 Bayer 04
The comeback is complete - but not without controversy. The corner came in, and not much happened but the referee saw a foul by Kiessling, and Timo Perthel tucks home the penalty, though Leno did get a hand to it. A late goal, and it has clearly demoralised Leverkusen.
- GOAL! - Patrick Helmes - 89 - 1.FC Koln 3-1 Erzgebirge Aue
Patrick Helmes seals the deal, 3-1 to Koln! Suspicions of offside, the Aue players are furious, but it's a good finish from Helmes who picked up a loose ball to smash it straight in.
- GOAL! - Sascha Molders - 90+1 - 1.FC Koln 4-1 Erzgebirge Aue
And if that didn't seal it this one did. It's been a tight game but it'll look like total demolition from Koln in the papers tomorrow, 4-1 as Molders gets his second - a cheeky lob rom outside the box.
Quarter Final Draw