Dortmund thrash 10-man Duisburg in German Cup
Borussia Dortmund progressed into the second round of the German Cup after moving 5-0 past third division outfit Duisburg
Berlin : Borussia Dortmund progressed into the second round of the German Cup after moving 5-0 past third division outfit Duisburg.
The "BVB" on Monday smoothed the way for their win with three first-half goals, while Dominic Volkmer's red card before half-time left Duisburg hopeless, reports Xinhua news agency.
The lower league side had the worst possible start on home soil as Maximilian Sauer's handball allowed Jadon Sancho to break the deadlock from the spot with just 14 minutes played.
Dortmund gained momentum and pinned Duisburg in their territory before Thorgan Hazard's back-heel pass found youngster Jude Bellingham, who made no mistake to make it 2-0 from inside the box in the 30th minute. Eight minutes later, things went from bad to worse for Duisburg as Volkmer felled ErlingHaaland as the last man to receive his marching orders.
Haaland remained center stage as he drilled the subsequent free-kick from the edge of the box into the top-left corner to make it 3-0.
Duisburg tried to keep pace but the "BVB" continued their relentless march, as Giovanni Reyna's deflected free-kick left goalkeeper Leo Weinkauf helpless five minutes into the second half.
Lucien Favre then brought on Marco Reus for his return after a long injury lay-off, and the German international paid back his trust seconds later, beating Weinkauf following a free-kick at the hour mark.