FC Koln beat Duisburg 4-1 on penalties to seal their place in the third round of the DFB-Pokal after playing with 10 men for 50 minutes.
have sealed their place in the third round of the DFB-Pokal after surviving a scare to beat third-tier outfit FC Koln 4-1 on penalties tonight. Duisburg
The pre-match favourites lived up to their billing by dominating the opening stages, with
going closest by heading a Simon Zoller cross over the bar on 21 minutes. Kazuki Nagasawa
The hosts slowly grew into the encounter though and
saw an ambitious 35-yard drive well-saved by Zlatko Janjic shortly after. Timo Horn
Both clubs exchanged blows for much of the second half, but Duisburg experienced a boost in their bid for an upset on 71 minutes when
was given a straight red card. Slawomir Peszko
Cologne were forced to hang on, and did so admirably as their defence repelled wave after wave of attack from the hosts to earn extra-time.
's side were unfortunate not to defy their numerical disadvantage when Zoller struck the post but both sides were ultimately forced to determine the outcome from the spot. Peter Stoger
Duisburg missed their first two penalties, with Horn saving from Janjic and
, while Dennis Grote and Matthias Lehmann converted for Koln. Kevin Vogt then gave Koln a three-goal lead, before Kevin Wimmer got the hosts off the mark from 12 yards, but it was in vain as Rolf Feltscher scored the winning penalty to spare his side's blushes. Adam Matuschyk
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