DFB Cup quarter-finals
DFB Cup holders FC Bayern München booked their place in the semi-finals with a penalty shoot-out victory over Bayer 04 Leverkusen
This save from Manuel Neuer from Josip Drmic proved to be the only difference between the two sides at the BayArena on Wednesday night
An injury to Medhi Benatia drew a long face from Pep Guardiola, who could not bear to watch as the game went to penalties
Robert Lewandowski (4th r.) did find the back of the net once in regular time, but this goal was ruled out for a push
Neuer (r.) was Bayern's hero over the 120 minutes as well as in the shoot-out, denying Karim Bellarabi (2nd r.) over and over again with some fine saves
Leverkusen's Bernd Leno (r.) was not wanting to be outdone, though, with some fine saves of his own to force penalties
DSC Arminia Bielefeld created the shock of the round by sending Borussia Mönchengladbach tumbling
Ibrahima Traore (3rd l.) missed Gladbach's decisive spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out to see the East Westphalians go through to the final four
Manuel Junglas (2nd r.) had given Bielefeld the lead...
...but Max Kruse levelled from the penalty spot. He also kept his nerve in the shoot-out to force sudden death
Bielefeld, who lead the German third division, gave as good as they got and deserved to take their place in the semi-finals
It took extra time and a stunning strike from Sebastian Kehl for Borussia Dortmund to rubberstamp their ticket to the DFB Cup semi finals with a 3-2 victory over TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at a sold-out Signal Iduna Park
Neven Subotic (c.) gave BVB the lead in the 19th minute with a brilliant flick from Jakub Blaszczykowski's (not pictured) corner...
...but Kevin Volland's (top) stunning volley restored parity almost immediately
Subotic (hidden) was then at fault as his slip allowed Roberto Firmino (l.) to run clear and dink delicately over Mitchell Langerak (c.) as the visitors took the lead in the 28th minute of an end-to-end first half
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (l.) shifted the momentum of the tie back in BVB's favour in the 57th minute, however, when his bullet header crashed past Oliver Baumann in the visitors' goal...
...and it was an equaliser which set the stage for the 35-year-old Kehl (l.) to power an unstoppable left-footed shot past Baumann from long range in the 107th minute. His first Cup goal in 14 years sent the Signal Iduna Park into raptures and moved
Ricardo Rodriguez (2 l.) was the matchwinner for the second consecutive game as VfL Wolfsburg also moved into the DFB Cup final four on Tuesday evening courtesy of a 1-0 victory over SC Freiburg at the Volkswagen Arena
Bas Dost (r.) and a star-studded Wolfsburg line-up failed to break down a Freiburg back four marshalled impressively by Marc Torrejon (l.) in the first period...
...and the Wolves continued to toil in the second half despite the best efforts of FIFA World Cup winner Andre Schürrle (r.) to implement Dieter Hecking's (l.) tactical strategy
Vieirinha spurned the Wolves' best opportunity, but the tie looked like it would need another 30 minutes of football...
...until Daniel Caligiuri was fouled in the box and Swiss international Rodriguez (front) calmly placed his spot-kick past compatriot Roman Bürki in the Freiburg goal to send Wolfsburg into the semis