Eintracht Frankfurt is the sixth Bundesliga team to reach the quarter-finals of the cup. In a fast-paced Hessen derby, Eintracht prevailed in the round of 16 on Tuesday evening 4-2 (2-2) against second division leaders SV Darmstadt 98.
In front of 49,500 spectators in the sold-out Frankfurt Arena, Randal Kolo Muani (6th/90th minute), Rafael Borré (44th) and Daichi Kamada (62nd) scored the goals for the Bundesliga side twice. Mathias Honsak (29th/31st) scored for the guests.
SC Freiburg has also reached the quarter-finals of the DFB Cup. Coach Christian Streich’s team won 2-0 (0-0) at second division club SV Sandhausen in the round of 16. Hamadi Al Ghaddioui with an own goal in the 87th minute and Freiburg’s joker Nils Petersen (90+4) ended Sandhausen’s dream of a surprise in front of 11,782 spectators.
In addition to Frankfurt and SC Freiburg, VfB Stuttgart, RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich and Union Berlin have also reached the quarterfinals of the DFB Cup. The last two round of 16 games will take place on Wednesday. VfL Bochum then welcomes Borussia Dortmund to the Ruhr derby, second division club 1. FC Nürnberg meets league rival Fortuna Düsseldorf. (dpa)
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