Leipzig and Wolfsburg in the Cup quarter-finals «kleinezeitung.at

Leipzig beat Bochum, Wolfsburg prevailed against Schalke.

8:48 p.m., February 3, 2021

Marcel Sabitzer transforms the penalty to 2-0 © AFP

RB Leipzig can continue to hope for the first big title in club history. The table runner-up in the German Bundesliga made it into the quarter-finals of the DFB Cup on Wednesday. Captain Marcel Sabitzer scored a goal and an assist in the 4-0 (2-0) against the second division club VfL Bochum. In the round of the last eight is VfL Wolfsburg from coach Oliver Glasner after a 1-0 (1-0) in the Bundesliga duel with Schalke 04.

Sabitzer only benefited from a loss of the ball from Bochum. He used a flank of the Styrian Ex-Salzburger Amadou Haidara with a diving header (11.). After a foul on Christopher Nkunku, Sabitzer made it 2-0 (45th + 1) with a penalty. For the 26-year-old it was the fourth competitive goal this season, the first in the cup. After changing sides also hit Yusuf Poulsen twice to (66th, 75th).

A quarter of an hour before the end, Sabitzer’s working day was over. With the Bochumers was Robert Zulj Substituted in the 61st minute. Leipzig is only in the Cup quarter-finals for the second time. In 2019, the Red Bull Club only failed in the final at Bayern Munich. Because the series champion from Munich surprisingly said goodbye in the second round this season, the chances of the competition for a title seem greater than rarely.

Wolfsburg is also raising its hopes. But the Wolfsburg needed some luck against the Schalke crisis club. The bottom of the table in the Bundesliga was at least equal to the Glasner team, but missed a number of great opportunities. A took care of the decision Penalty margin from Wout Weghorst after a penalty awarded by himself (40th). Xaver Schlager was substituted in the finish at Wolfsburg, Schalkes Alessandro Schöpf sat on the bench.


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