Dortmund wins, Moenchengladbach beats Schalke in German Cup
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Borussia Moenchengladbach beat Schalke for the second time in four days, winning 2–0 in the second round of the German Cup on Wednesday, while last season's runner-up Borussia Dortmund routed second-division Paderborn 7–1.
Dortmund fell behind when Srdjan Lakic exploited a mistake by goalkeeper Roman Buerki to put the visiting team ahead, but Dortmund quickly bounced back to win big. Gonzalo Castro scored two goals and Adrian Ramos Shinji Kagawa, Ilkay Gundogan, Lukasz Piszczek and Henrikh Mkhitaryan added the others.
Moenchengladbach beat Schalke 3–1 at home in the Bundesliga on Sunday and repeated on the road on goals from Lars Stindl in the 42th and Thorgan Hazard in the 53rd from a penalty.
Bayer Leverkusen won 6–0 at fourth-tier Viktoria Cologne, with two goals from Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez.
Werder Bremen, Stuttgart and Augsburg also advanced.
At Schalke, Stindl used a slip by Joel Matip to burst through alone and score, before earning the penalty that secured Moenchengladbach's victory when he was brought down by goalkeeper Michael Gspurning, playing for the ill Ralf Faehrmann. Gspurning nearly stopped Hazard's shot but the ball went under him into the net.
Moenchengladbach's win came after five consecutive victories in the Bundesliga.
Anthony Ujah scored the winning goal for Werder Bremen against his former club Cologne.
Stuttgart won 2–0 at fourth-tier Carl Zeiss Jena on goals from Martin Harnik and Alexandru Maxim.
Augsburg, struggling in the Bundesliga, won 3–0 at second-division leader Freiburg. Ji Dong-won, Alexander Esswein and Caiuby scored for the visitors.
On Tuesday, Bayern Munich eliminated holder Wolfsburg 3–1.