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Sport: The outsiders dream of trophy victory

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of the dimensionless disappointed and also oblue captain of Borussia Mönchengladbach brought the DFB Cup competition to the point in this season.

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"This year is the great chance to win the trophy," said Lars Stindl - not without supplementing: "And then we play such a game".

Gladbach out against Hannover 96, who moved as a fourth second division into the quarterfinals. Hertha is out, again nothing with the final home of the professionals. That Stadtrive Union destroyed the hopes on Wednesday evening in the final resort Olympiastadion, makes it even more painful. Furthermore, in addition to the Köpenickern, RB Leipzig, the previous year's finalist with the final yearning, is also longing, and also the SC Freiburg.

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Oh hurt, hahohe : Imagine, on May 21 in a then possibly sold out Berlin Olympiastadion, a Berlin Bundesliga club wins the DFB Cup - and ie 1. FC Union. In 2001, the iron times were in the final, at that time as a regional design. 21 years later, the club from Köpenick is a Bundesliga club - and the number one in Berlin. "It's hard to say, so right after the game, who's the number one and two," although Herthas were professionals Maximilian Mittelstädt. They are all extremely disappointed - all, at the Hertha. Because after the 0: 2 in the league near Union, the Herthaners conceded this time in the cup a 2: 3 at home. That the iron table fifers are more in the league with nine points more, also speaks for the club from Berlin-Köpenick.

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Der Tabellenführer muss wegen des Turniers auf Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Foto) und Bouna Sarr verzichten. Das Duo spielt für zwei der Turnierfavoriten und könnte sogar vier Wochen ausfallen. Gastgeber Kamerun hat den Titel bereits fünf Mal gewonnen und hofft, ihn mit Hilfe von Choupo-Moting zum ersten Mal auf heimischem Boden zu erringen. Senegal ist mit Sarr auf der Jagd nach seinem ersten Titel.

The next, please: The record winner FC Bayern is already gone. The defending champion Borussia has been out since Tuesday. And also the record winner's deviate has caught it now. And how! "The victory against Bavaria logically has no value for us," Gladbach's trainer admitted Adi Hütter. 5: 0 Did you dismantle FC Bayern in a memorable game in the second round. Now it was said to the second division Hannover 96 0: 3. In the Bundesliga only twelfth, excreted in the cup. The question of whether he was afraid of his job answered for 7.5 million euros from Eintracht Frankfurt Hütter with a clear «no». Hütter also knows: "If you fall as we will, there will always be discussions."

Profiteer I? Above all, RB Leipzig has a goal: the DFB Cokal Final and it finally win in the third attempt. The fact that the 2-0 win over Hansa Rostock did not count on the highlights, the previous year's finalist knew himself. But no matter. "We have seen that big teams can lose against little ones. Our goal was already before the season that we want to win something this year. And there we go full on it, "said scorer Yussuf Poulsen.

Profiteer II? The SC Freiburg is not only good in the league more than good. The table-sight of coach Christian Streich is now also in the cup under the best eight teams. 4: 1 against the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, which in turn had to collect the next damper last weekend at Union the next damper. No jubilant to Hoffenheim's 50th Cup game. That's great pleasure with the Breisgauer. "The trophy is the easiest to get a title," Lucas Höler emphasized. "The dream is huge," said double teacher Vincenzo Grifo.

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