Second division soccer team Fortuna Düsseldorf reached the round of 16 of the DFB Cup with a lot of morale and thanks to an outstanding Isak Johannesson.
Daniel Thioune’s team eliminated third division team SpVgg Unterhaching in a wild game 6:3 (3:3, 0:1) after extra time in the second round.
Patrick Hobsch gave the former Bundesliga club the lead in the 34th minute in front of 9,000 spectators. In the 55th minute, the goalscorer converted a penalty kick that was his own fault.
Fortuna equalized through Felix Klaus (65th) and Johannesson (66th). Simon Skarlatidis (71′) quickly hit back before Johannesson (79′ and 107′) turned the game around again. Christos Tzolis (115th) and Dennis Jastrzembski (117th) increased again. Fortuna, after all, two-time cup winners and currently second in the 2nd league, is now in the round of 16 like last season.
Haching quickly took the initiative against Düsseldorf, who had traveled to Munich with some injury concerns. For a long time, Fortuna had little to counter the courageous performance of the third division tenth place. After about an hour it became a real cup fight.