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Dortmund exit German Cup to Bremen on penalties after 3-3 thriller

Borrusia Dortmund were knocked out of the German Cup by Werder Bremen following a penalty shootout after a thrilling 3-3 draw at home on Tuesday,

This was after the Bundesliga leaders twice threw away the lead in extra time.

Bremen  who are 10th in Germany’s top flight, took a fifth minute lead through Milot Rashica but Dortmund captain Marco Reus levelled in first half stoppage time from a free kick but had to be substituted due to injury after the interval.

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U.S international Christian Pulisic put the home side ahead at the end of the first half of extra time, but Claudio Pizarro promptly levelled for Bremen after the second interval.

A strike from Achraf Hakimi looked to have clinched Dortmund’s place in the next round but Martin Hamik netted in the 119th minute, forcing a penalty shootout.

Bremen prevailed 4-2, scoring all their kicks while Dortmund’s Paco Alcacer and Maximillian Philipp failed to convert. (NAN)