Stuttgart Stuns Dortmund in German Cup Upset Spectacle

Stuttgart Stuns Dortmund in German Cup Upset Spectacle

On Wednesday, Stuttgart secured a convincing 2-0 victory at home, eliminating Borussia Dortmund from the German Cup last 16.

The dominant home side, previously triumphant with a 2-1 win over Dortmund in November, showcased their prowess as Serhou Guirassy and Silas netted second-half goals for the win.

Guirassy’s goal marked his 18th of the season across all competitions, underlining his impressive form. Despite English teenager Jamie Bynoe-Gittens finding the net shortly after Guirassy’s goal, VAR intervened, disallowing the effort for offside.

Stuttgart’s Silas capitalized on Dortmund’s push for an equalizer, exploiting defensive lapses to score a second and secure their spot in the quarter-finals. This marks the fifth time in the past seven years that Dortmund has been eliminated in the last 16, despite being winners in 2021.

In another upset, third-tier Saarbruecken, the team that previously eliminated Bayern Munich, knocked out Eintracht Frankfurt. Saarbruecken coach Ruediger Ziehl expressed immense pride, calling the outcome “crazy,” while goalscorer Kai Bruenker shared his plans to celebrate the victory.

Frankfurt’s debutant Noel Futkeu received a late red card for an altercation with Marcel Gaus, just six minutes after coming on as a substitute.

Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen progressed to the quarter-finals with a 3-1 home win over second-tier Paderborn, despite having two goals disallowed for offside. Victor Boniface, Exequiel Palacios, and Patrik Schick found the net for Leverkusen, with Sebastian Klaas pulling one back for the visitors.

The quarter-finals now feature an intriguing lineup, including Bayer Leverkusen and Saarbruecken, who join Fortuna Duesseldorf, Borussia Moenchengladbach, St Pauli, and Kaiserslautern in the quest for German Cup glory.