DFB-Pokal 2012 Quarterfinals: Borussia Dortmund Defeat Holstein Kiel To Advance

Holstein Kiel advanced through three rounds of the DFB-Pokal without conceding a goal, but they finally met their match in the quarterfinals of the competition against Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund. They upset Bundesliga side Mainz in the last round, but the second-placed team in the fourth-tier Regionalliga Nord was unable to overcome Der BVB, who coasted to a 4-0 victory.

The home side actually looked very lively and able to cope with their visitors in the opening 10 minutes, but once they gave up a goal, the match felt all but over. Following a botched clearance in the 11th minute, Ivan Perisic played an overhead kick pass into the penalty area for Robert Lewandowski, who had a simple finish to give his team the lead.

Shinji Kagawa scored his team's second goal just seven minutes later, and they let up on the gas a bit at that point. Holstein Kiel kept themselves together and avoided embarrassment for a while, but Lucas Barrios looked determined to make an impact when he came on as a sub. He added his team's third goal in the 80th minute before Perisic netted a goal of his own and ended the scoring in the 87th.

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

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.