The fans at the Alte Försterei got to see an exciting game in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup. Union Berlin beat VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 after falling behind. The Köpenickers have to survive the last few minutes outnumbered. The game in the ticker log.
DFB Cup, Round of 16
1. FC Union Berlin – VfL Wolfsburg
01/31/2023 | 8:45 p.m
0-1 Waldtschmidt (5′), 1-1 Knoche (12′), 2-1 Behrens (79′)
Special incident: Yellow-red card for Gießelmann (87th)
The most important things in brief: 1. FC Union Berlin was the second team after VfB Stuttgart to reach the quarter-finals of the DFB Cup. The second-placed in the Bundesliga won 2-1 (1-1) against VfL Wolfsburg on Tuesday evening and thus celebrated their fourth win in their fourth competitive game this year. Thus ended the last working day of sports director Jörg Schmadtke with the Wolfsburg team with a defeat.
After Luca Waldschmidt gave the visitors an early lead in the fifth minute, former Wolfsburg player Robin Knoche equalized (12′). The winning goal was scored by Kevin Behrens (79th) in front of 22,012 fans in the sold-out stadium at the Alte Försterei. In the final phase, Union lost Niko Gießelmann (87th) after a yellow-red card.
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