Dortmund advanced to the third round of the German Cup after defeating Hannover

Dortmund advanced to the third round of the German Cup after defeating Hannover

BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund advanced to the third round of the German Cup with a 2-0 win over second-division club Hannover on Wednesday.

17-year-old Yusufah Mokoko was forced to score by Brett Ari-MB in the 11th minute and 19-year-old Jude Bellingham sealed the win with a penalty in the 71st minute.

Dortmund were looking for a confidence-building performance after winning just two of their last eight games in all competitions – the nature of the team’s 2-0 defeat at Union Berlin on Sunday was still sobering – but this in Hannover. was not satisfactory.

The home side created more chances and should have equalized before Phil Newman conceded a penalty for a foul on Bellingham, who had come on as a substitute.

It was the first game in any competition that Bellingham had not started for Dortmund since December, as coach Edin Terzic tried to give the England midfielder a break.

American Jio Reyna also came in for the third time after returning from injury.

Dortmund forward Kareem Adeyemi was sent off late on for a tactical foul to deny a clear goal chance.

Germany forward Marco Reus missed the game with a goal from the Union game but Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl said he expects Reus to be in action against Stuttgart on Saturday.

Matthias Guenter scored in injury time to earn Freiburg a 1-1 draw at home to St. Pauli. The match went to extra time, as did the Werder Bremen match at Paderborn, and the Karlsruher SC match at SV Sandussen.

Bayern Munich later played in Augsburg, while Union played host to Heidenheim and Stuttgart.

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