Second-tier Kiel ease past Essen to reach German Cup semis
ESSEN, Germany (Reuters) - Second division Holstein Kiel scored twice in three minutes to beat fourth tier Rot-Weiss Essen 3-0 on Wednesday and reach the German Cup semi-finals for the first time in their history.
Alexander Muehling put Holstein in front with a controversial 26th-minute penalty and Janni Serra tapped in a Fin Bartels assist two minutes later to take the wind out of Essen's sails.Essen, who reached the German Cup final in 1994, struggled to create clear chances and Holstein added a third goal through substitute Joshua Mees in the final minute.
Borussia Dortmund reached the last four following Tuesday's 1-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach. VfL Wolfsburg face RB Leipzig in a clash of Bundesliga sides later on Wednesday.The quarter-final between Jahn Regensburg and Werder Bremen on Tuesday was postponed after a number of Regensburg players tested positive for the coronavirus.
(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Ed Osmond) Read more: The Star »
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