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Fußball DFB-Pokal 1. Runde Chemnitzer FC - 1. FSV Mainz 05 Fink Tor - Fußball DFB-Pokal 1. Runde: Chemnitzer FC - 1. FSV Mainz 05 am 15.08.2014 im Stadion an der Gellertstraße in Chemnitz (Sachsen). Der Chemnitzer Anton Fink (2.v.l.) trifft gegen die Mainzer Junior Diaz (l) und Stefan Bell zum 2:2. Foto: Thomas Eisenhuth/dpa (Wichtiger Hinweis! Der DFB untersagt die Verwendung von Sequenzbildern im Internet und in Online-Medien während des Spiels (einschließlich Halbzeit). Sperrfrist! Der DFB erlaubt die Publikation und Weiterverwertung der Bilder auf mobilfunkfähigen Endgeräten (insbesondere MMS) und über DVB-H und DMB erst nach Spielende.)
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Chemnitz stun Mainz in Cup

August 16, 2014

Top-flight Bundesliga side Mainz have crashed out of the German Cup, losing on penalties to third-tier Chemnitzer FC. Bayer Leverkusen thrashed Alemannia Waldalgesheim 6-0 in a bumper night for striker Stefan Kiessling.


Visitors Mainz looked as though they might exit the cup before the game even went to penalties, despite having led 2-0 early in the second half against Chemnitzer FC.

They soon squandered that lead in the eastern city of Chemnitz, with Anton Fink scoring twice in three minutes for the hosts during the second half.

Koo Ja-cheol put Mainz back in front at 3-2 in the 73rd minute, again on course for a win in normal time.

However, Chemnitz reached extra time courtesy of an 87th-minute own goal from Niko Bungert. Bungert scored one at the right end in extra time as the match continued to yield goals. When Marco Kehl-Gomez made it 5-4 in the dying moments of extra time, Chemnitz might have thought their work was done.

The roller-coaster ride continued though, with Johannes Geis tying the scores again the the 120th minute to force penalties.

Second big disappointment

The home side won out, though, with Chemnitz keeper Philipp Pentke saving Gonzalo Jara's effort and Fink completing a perfect round of spot kicks for the underdogs.

It was the second competition exit of the month for Mainz, who last week surprisingly fell in the qualifying rounds for the Europa League, losing 3-2 on aggregate at the hands of Greek club Asteras. New coach Kasper Hjumland, in after popular tactician Thomas Tuchel quit his post in the off-season, will hope for better in the club's opening Bundesliga match, away to newly promoted Paderborn next Sunday, August 24.

Bayer Leverkusen advanced to the next stage German Cup by emphatically destroying sixth-tier Alemannia Waldalgesheim 6-0. It was a memorable night for striker Stefan Kiessling, who netted five.

In the other game of the night, second-division Nuremberg - who were relegated from the Bundesliga last season - lost 1-0 at third-division Duisburg.

Among the cup's notable David and Goliath pairings of the weekend, cup holders Bayern Munich go to third-tier Preussen Münster on Sunday. Borussia Dortmund, winners of the German Supercup this week, take on the Stuttgarter Kickers on Saturday.

rc/msh (AP, dpa, Reuters)

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