Kickers Offenbach vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf, 2012 DFB Pokal: Final score 2-0, Offenbach pulls the upset

Dennis Grombkowski

Kickers Offenbach pulled off the big upset in third round of the DFB Pokal as the third division side advance to the quarterfinals.

Kickers Offenbach pulled off the big upset of the third round with a 2-0 victory over Fortuna Düsseldorf. This is the second Bundesliga side that Offenbach have beaten in this competition, and they will be the only 3.Liga side taking part in the quarterfinals this year.

The match started slowly and was quite boring throughout the first half with neither side generating a legitimate goal scoring chance. Düsseldorf failed to get Dani Schahin and Robbie Kruse engaged enough to find a goal.

Offenbach grabbed the first goal of the match in the 76th minute. Andre Hahn's shot was successfully blocked by Fabian Giefer. He only parried the shot as far as Mathias Fetsch, and the forward put in the rebound to make it 1-0.

Düsseldorf shut down mentally, and Offenbach capitalized ten minutes later. Nicolas Feldhahn played a nice ball to Stefan Vogler who scored to make it 2-0 and sent the stadium into a frenzy.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.