Berlin, Nov 1 (IANS) Bayer Leverkusen beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 5-0 in an away tie to qualify for the round of 16 in the DFB Pokal (German Cup), during a round without many surprises.
The only team that fell to a lower category was SC Freiburg, who lost 1-2 against Holstein Kiel, a team from the second division of the Bundesliga, reports Efe.
Gladbach had no choice against a Leverkusen side who came untied into the encounter and went ahead in the fifth minute with a low shot from Julian Brandt on Wednesday night.
Then Tin Jedvej increased the score. In the second half, Karim Bellarabi scored twice and in the 80th minute Kevin Volland scored the last goal.
Leipzig, meanwhile, defeated Hoffenheim 2-0 with two goals from Timo Werner, who entered in the second half of the match and decided the match.
Against Arminia Bielefeld, Duisburg had the match already practically defined in the first half after going to half-time with a 3-0 in their favour.
Nuremberg, after a two-goal away draw against fourth-placed, Hansa Rostock, also qualified to the round of 16 by winning the penalty shootout.
Schalke, after a 1-1 draw with Cologne, also made it through to the next round by winning the penalty shoot-out.