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Aug 15, 2014 at 6pm UK at ​Stadion an der Gellertstrasse
Chemnitzer
5-5
Mainz 05
Fink (51', 53'), Bungert (87' og.), Ziereis (103'), Kelh-Gomez (119')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Zimling (24'), Okazaki (46'), Ja-Cheol (73'), Bungert (109'), Geis (120')
Chemnitzer win 5-3 on penalties

Result: Mainz lose 10-goal German Cup thriller on penalties

Bundesliga outfit Mainz are knocked out in the German Cup first round after losing a 10-goal thriller with third-tier Chemnitzer FC on a penalty shootout.

Bundesliga outfit Mainz 05 have been knocked out of the DFB Pokal Cup after losing a 10-goal thriller with Chemnitzer FC on a penalty shootout on Friday.

Mainz and their third-tier opponents were level at 3-3 after 90 minutes, and then 5-5 following extra time before Chemnitzer won the shootout 5-3.

Christian Heidel's side, who finished seventh in the German top flight last season, opened up a 1-0 half-time lead courtesy of Niki Zimling's curling shot into the top corner from the edge of the box.

Three goals in the eight minutes immediately after the restart set the tone for the madness that followed as Mainz went two ahead through Japanese international striker Shinji Okazaki, before they were pegged back by an Anton Fink double.

Mainz restored their advantage when Koo Ja-Cheol collected Daniel Brosinski's pass to shoot into the bottom corner, but an 87th-minute own goal from Niko Bungert sent the tie into extra time.

Chemnitzer took the lead for the first time in the contest when Markus Ziereis headed Ronny Garbuschewski's cross home, only for Bungert to make amends and equalise for Mainz to make it 4-4.

The hosting minnows appeared to have snatched a late winner when another Garbuschewski delivery found Marco Kelh-Gomez to bury from inside the box, but there was to be another twist in the tale.

In the 122nd minute, Mainz equalised through a 30-yard Johannes Geis strike, and Chemnitzer might have been feeling that their chance had gone as the visitors took the momentum into penalties.

However, Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara, who missed in their World Cup last-16 defeat to Brazil this summer, was again the villain as his spot kick was saved by Chemnitzer keeper Philipp Pentke.

Chemnitzer scored all five of their efforts from 12 yards to secure dramatic passage into the last 16 of the competition.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund14113039142536
2Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach1492333161729
3Bayern Munich1483328181027
4RB Leipzig1474324131125
5Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt1472530171323
6Hertha Berlin146532220223
7Hoffenheim146443021922
8Werder Bremen146352423121
9Wolfsburg145452020019
10Mainz 05145451315-219
11Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen145362025-518
12Freiburg144551922-317
13Schalke 04Schalke144281520-514
14Augsburg143472023-313
15Nuremberg142571433-1911
16Stuttgart14329929-2011
17Hannover142481629-1310
18Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf142391432-189

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