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Football: Injury-hit Dortmund ease into German Cup quarters

Published on Dec 4, 2013 6:09 AM
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Dortmund's striker Julian Schieber (Right) and Saarbruecken's Nils Fischer vie for the ball during the 3rd round German Cup (DFB - Pokal) football match. Depleted Dortmund shrugged off the absence of more than half a dozen starting players to ease into the German Cup quarter-finals with a comfortable 2-0 win at third-tier Saarbruecken on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (REUTERS) - Depleted Borussia Dortmund shrugged off the absence of more than half a dozen starting players to ease into the German Cup quarter-finals with a comfortable 2-0 win at third-tier Saarbruecken on Tuesday.

Ruhr valley rivals and 2011 winners Schalke 04 crashed out of the competition after slumping to a 3-1 defeat to fellow Bundesliga club Hoffenheim and piling pressure on coach Jens Keller.

Dortmund forward Julian Schieber made the most of a rare start, heading in for the lead and setting up the other as coach Juergen Klopp was forced to field a makeshift first team.

Earlier this week Marco Reus, Sven Bender and Nuri Sahin were ruled out and joined already injured Marcel Schmelzer, Ilkay Guendogan, Mats Hummels and Neven Subotic on the sidelines.

 
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