Bayern-Schreck Holstein Kiel also ended the cup fairy tale of Rot-Weiss Essen thanks to an unauthorized penalty and reached the semi-finals of the DFB Cup for the first time in the club's history.

The second division had eliminated Bayern Munich in the second round and won 3-0 (2-0) in Essen.

In the second quarter-final attempt after 2012 it worked with the entry into the semifinals.

“At the moment I'm just flat and empty,” said Kiel's Fin Bartes, but of course he was also happy: “We toast and drink a beer or two.

The Kielers scored against the brisk outsider with a double strike within 113 seconds by Alexander Mühling (26th / foul penalty) and Janni Serra (28th).

However, the penalty whistle to make it 0-1 was a clear mistake.

“It's a huge scandal for me,” scolded Essen's CEO Marcus Uhlig during the break at Sky: “You wonder if everyone was asleep there.

And i am sure.

If the penalty isn't there, the 2-0 won't fall either. ”Joshua Mees scored the third goal in the 90th minute.


Essen missed out on making it into the semi-finals as the second fourth division after 1. FC Saarbrücken last year, despite a good performance, and can now concentrate on the promotion fight.

RWE is currently runner-up in Regionalliga West behind Borussia Dortmund's U23s, three points behind and a less played game.

Kiel confidently brings the victory home

The Essen fans had placed a poster in the stadium with the inscription “Make our dreams come true - promotion.


Europe - RWE is back ”.

Your team seemed determined to make that happen.

After ten minutes, 4-0 corners were noted for the outsider.

The Kielers, who were disturbed by rockets and fireworks in front of the team hotel at 3:30 a.m., found their way into the game better.

But they needed the penalty gift for leadership, and then followed up with ice cold.

After the 0: 2 there were fireworks for minutes behind the RWE gate.

Kiel's Finn Porath (r.) And Dennis Grote in a duel

Source: AP / Martin Meissner

After the break, the fourth division tried everything again, but Kiel routinely rocked the result home and increased immediately before the end.