Thorgan Hazard (r.) was decisive for Borussia Dortmund, coming off the bench to score twice against Ingolstadt. - © INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images
Thorgan Hazard (r.) was decisive for Borussia Dortmund, coming off the bench to score twice against Ingolstadt. - © INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images
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Thorgan Hazard brace as Borussia Dortmund beat Ingolstadt to reach DFB Cup last 16

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Thorgan Hazard came off the bench to strike twice and help Borussia Dortmund book their place in the last 16 of the DFB Cup in a 2-0 win over Bundesliga 2 side Ingolstadt on Tuesday.

Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Ingolstadt
Goals: 1-0 Hazard 72' (assist: Brandt), 2-0 Hazard 81' (assist: Brandt)

Marco Rose opted to make five changes from the side that defeated Arminia Bielefeld at the weekend, with Marco Reus, Hazard and Manuel Akanji all given a breather on the bench, while Erling Haaland remained absent through injury. The personnel changes made little difference to the cup holders’ superiority, however, and it was largely one-way traffic towards the Ingolstadt goal in the first half, with the hosts enjoying 76 per cent of possession and having seven shots to their guests’ three by the interval. Nevertheless, the teams were level at the break, with a Jude Bellingham effort that rattled the crossbar as close as they came, before Mats Hummels had a goal disallowed for a foul in the build-up by Emre Can.

There was more of the same in the second half, with Stefan Tigges hitting the crossbar with a diving header and Bellingham heading narrowly wide of the target as the home side’s pressure built to a crescendo. The introductions of Reus and Hazard off the bench for the final 20 minutes proved the tipping point, and the latter broke the deadlock within seconds of entering the pitch when he applied a close-range finish to Julian Brandt’s ball across the face of goal. The same duo combined to end the game as a contest less then 10 minutes later, with Brandt floating a cross from the right to the back post and Hazard ghosting into the six-yard box to volley home and rubberstamp Dortmund's place in the next round.

Match stats

  • Haaland has scored 13 of Dortmund’s 34 competitive goals in 2021/22, including all three against Wiesbaden in the first round.
  • Bellingham became the youngest goalscorer in DFB Cup history in last season’s first round, aged 17 years, two months and 16 days. It was his first of six goals in 60 competitive games for BVB. He beat Gio Reyna’s record by six days.
  • BVB won their fifth DFB Cup last season. They have not been eliminated by lower-league opposition since losing a penalty shoot-out to Kickers Offenbach in the 2010/11 second round.
  • Fabian Buntic has conceded a league-high 25 goals so far this Bundesliga 2 season, but ranks fourth for saves made (36).
  • Filip Bilbija, Kaya and Stefan Kutschke have each scored a team-leading two goals so far this season in the league.
  • Ingolstadt have never beaten Dortmund in competitive fare (D1, L4).

Line-ups:

Dortmund: Hitz - Meunier (Hazard 71'), Pongracic, Hummels (c) (Akanji 83'), Can - Bellingham, Witsel, Brandt (Passlack 87') - Wolf (Knauff 87'), Tigges (Reus 71'), Reinier
Unused subs: Unbehaun, Pherai, Maloney, Papadopoulos
Out: Dahoud (knee), Guerreiro (muscular), Haaland (hip), Kobel (thigh), Malen (ill), Morey (knee), Moukoko (muscular), Reyna (thigh), Schmelzer (knee)
Coach: Marco Rose

Ingolstadt: Buntic - Antonitsch, Röseler, Keller - Heinloth, Röhl, Preissinger, Linsmayer (Neuberger 81'), Gaus (c) - Stendera (Kutschke 81') - Kaya (Bilbija 71')
Unused subs: Jendrusch, Franke, Beister, Kotzke, Hawkins, Cavadias
Out: Ben Balla (hip), Boujellab (muscular), Eckert (collarbone), Elva (knee), Gebauer (muscular), Marx (ankle), Schmidt (wrist), Schröck (groin)
Coach: Andre Schubert

As it happened!

2 - 0

(0 - 0)

Dortmund
FINAL
Ingolstadt
DFB Pokal
Second round
Second round Signal Iduna Park
90'
+ 1

DORTMUND ADVANCE!

BVB progress to the DFB Cup third round. The holders dominated from start to finish, with substitute Thorgan Hazard breaking Ingolstadt's resistance in the closing stages.
Full-time
86'

STANDING OVATION

The Dortmund fans show their appreciation as Brandt and Wolf make way, patting each other on the back as they head off the field of play. They've been a hive of activity tonight - top marks!
86'

Substitution

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Felix Passlack
Felix Passlack
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Julian Brandt
Julian Brandt
86'

Substitution

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Ansgar Knauff
Ansgar Knauff
sub
Marius Wolf
Marius Wolf
83'

Substitution

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Manuel Akanji
Manuel Akanji
sub
Mats Hummels
Mats Hummels
82'

HAZARD AGAIN!

Dortmund flood the visiting area, with Wolf heavily involved in the build-up. Brandt clips over a cross to the far post, where that man Hazard applies the finish. What an introduction - two goals in 10 minutes for the Belgium international. Ingolstadt's resistance is well and truly broken.
81'

Thorgan Hazard

GOAL!

2 : 0
Thorgan Hazard
80'

Substitution

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Maximilian Neuberger
Maximilian Neuberger
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Denis Linsmeyer
Denis Linsmeyer
80'

Substitution

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Stefan Kutschke
Stefan Kutschke
sub
Marc Stendera
Marc Stendera
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IMPACT SUB

That goal is Thorgan Hazard's second in 10 appearances for Dortmund this season.
75'

PENALTY SHOUT

Marius Wolf darts into the box with the ball at his feet. He looks to cut inside Nico Antonitsch, but goes to ground under the Ingolstadt defender's challenge. Marco Rose's in deep discussion with the fourth official, but the match referee is unmoved.
72'

THORGAN THE HAZARD-OUS!

Immediate impact from Thorgan Hazard. He drives in off the left, before laying the ball off on the edge of the box and continuing his run. Brandt collects possession on the right and sweeps an inviting low cross into the six-yard area, where Hazard sidefoots home on his left foot. That'll settle the nerves!
72'

Thorgan Hazard

GOAL!

1 : 0
Thorgan Hazard
71'

Substitution

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Filip Bilbija
Filip Bilbija
sub
Fatih Kaya
Fatih Kaya
71'

Substitution

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Marco Reus
Marco Reus
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Steffen Tigges
Steffen Tigges
71'

Substitution

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Thorgan Hazard
Thorgan Hazard
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Thomas Meunier
Thomas Meunier
69'

WOLF!

Marius Wolf meets a back-post cross, but heads over. Dortmund changes are imminent...
66'

WAYWARD

Pongracic's misplaced clearance presents Ingolstadt with chance to get at Dortmund. Preissinger has teammates left, right and through the middle, but opts to shoot instead and plants his 25-yard effort in Row M. That was a wasted opportunity.
63'

SLICK PLAY

Ingolstadt are undone by a quick Dortmund interchange involving Brandt and Bellingham. Wolf arrives on the overlap, but his near-post strike from inside the area is blocked once more.
59'

DORTMUND DANGER

Another ball into the box has Ingolstadt at sixes and sevens. Meunier heads goalwards, but it's blocked before Buntic has to do anything. It's starting to feel more and more like Ingolstadt are hanging on...
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WIDE FROM BELLINGHAM!

Witsel takes on a shot from inside the area. It cannons off a white jersey and into the path of Bellingham, who isn't expecting it and can only head wide. Awkward one for the teenager.
52'

OFF THE BAR!

Brandt on the left this time for Dortmund. He drifts a wonderfully weighted pass over to the far post, where Meunier nods the ball back across goal. Tigges throws himself at it in the six-yard box, but his diving header comes back off the crossbar!
49'

OVER FORM REINIER

Brandt lumps a right-wing cross towards the penalty spot. Reinier goes up and wins it, but it's more of a defensive header from the Brazilian forward, and sails high over the Ingolstadt goal.
46'

AS YOU WERE

No changes on either side at the break. Dortmund may turn to Reus and Hazard, the longer this stays 0-0...
Kick-off!
45'
+ 2

ELSEWHERE

Bundesliga trio RB Leipzig, Hoffenheim and Hertha Berlin have all negotiated second-round ties against lower-league opposition, but Bundesliga 2 giants Schalke are out after losing 1-0 away to 1860 Munich of Germany's 3. Liga.
45'
+ 1

HALF-TIME: DORTMUND 0-0 INGOLSTADT

Dortmund have struck the bar and had the ball in the net, but the score remains goalless. It's surely only a matter of time...
Half-time
44'

CAN WOBBLE

Can misjudges a hoofed clearance into the Dortmund half. He goes up with Kaya to challenge for the loose aerial ball, but only succeeds in clattering into the Ingolstadt forward. That could have been a lot worse in more ways than one.
36'

CLOSE!

Can clips a ball into the feet of Meunier, who's ghosted in behind Gaus. The cross is a peach - Tigges is at full stretch in the six-yard area, but can't apply the all-important touch in front of goal. The big striker sends a header off target moments later.
34'

POWER OF THE PUNCH

Stendera whips over a ball from the left-hand side. It's a fine delivery, but Hitz gets there first with a strong punch.
31'

GOAL RULED OUT

Reinier shows his marker a clean pair of heels. The Brazilian attempts to cut a ball back for Brandt, but an Ingolstadt shirt is on hand to scoop behind for a corner. Brandt's ensuing cross lands in the six-yard box, causing real panic. Hummels spoons it home from close range, but it's ruled out for a foul against Can.
28'

OFF THE BAR!

Dortmund respond through Marius Wolf, who cuts in off the left and forces a save from Buntic. A cross comes back over to Bellingham, who takes a touch and bends a superb effort against the crossbar from a good 18 yards. Buntic didn't move.
25'

INGOLSTADT ENCOURAGEMENT

Ingolstadt make in-roads into the Dortmund half for the first time. A cross is whipped over from the right, all the way to the left-hand side, with Gaus eventually forcing a corner. Stendera's delivery doesn't beat the first man, but set-pieces might be the visitors' best bet.
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CHANCE OF THE GAME SO FAR

Marius Wolf has gone as close as anyone to breaking the deadlock, but his header lacked the power to trouble Buntic.
16'

TOTAL CONTROL

It's one-way traffic in Dortmund. Ingolstadt can barely get out of their own half, though they are doing a good job of protecting their 18-yard box. The question is: for how much longer?
12'

BELLINGHAM!

Dortmund work the ball on the deck at pace. Bellingham has his back to goal, but takes out two defenders with a smart turn before rifling over on his left foot from 18 yards. When you're in the kind of form he's in, why not?!
10'

WOLF!

Dortmund's first real chance as Brandt slips in Meunier down the right. He hangs up a cross for Wolf, whose downward header is straight into the arms of Buntic.
7'

BRANDT PRESSURE

Feeling the heat from Brandt, Gaus slips on the edge of his own area. The Ingolstadt skipper recovers to head the loose ball back to his goalkeeper, though.
4'

TOO MUCH MUSCLE

Thomas Meunier picks up an early booking after catching Rico Preisinger late. Ingolstadt will no doubt target the Belgian for as long as he remains on the field.
4'

Yellow card

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Thomas Meunier
Thomas Meunier
2'

BVB FLEX MUSCLES

Dortmund are on the frontfoot right from the get-go. They're seeing plenty of possession out wide left, and have already got a couple of dangerous balls into the six-yard box.
Kick-off!
2:03
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WATCH: BIELEFELD 1-3 DORTMUND

Jude Bellingham scored the pick of the goals as Haaland-less Dortmund recorded a comfortable win in Bielefeld on Bundesliga Matchday 9.
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ROSE WARY OF BANANA SKIN

Dortmund coach Marco Rose warned against complacency ahead of tonight's clash with the Bundesliga 2 strugglers. "Our opponents have nothing to lose. They’ll want to take a break from their relegation battle by trying their luck at beating Borussia Dortmund," he warned. "If we perform in the way Borussia Dortmund should do in a cup home game from the start, we’ll make it very difficult for them, but you can also have problems in a cup match against Ingolstadt. I'll spell that out clearly to the lads and then it's up to us how we approach it."

THE SEASON SO FAR

Dortmund won 3-0 at Wehen Wiesbaden in the opening round, thanks to a Haaland hat-trick. They're currently second in the Bundesliga, a point behind leaders Bayern Munich, and have won two of three UEFA Champions League group games. Ingolstadt got the better of Aue in the first round, but defeat to the same opposition leaves them rooted to the foot of the Bundesliga 2 standings on five points after 11 matches.

MORE ON THOSE TEAMS

Dortmund captain Marco Reus is given a breather, with Real Madrid loanee Reinier Jesus making only his second start for the club. Steffen Tigges leads the line, and there are also starts for Emre Can, Marin Pongracic and Marius Wolf. Marwin Hitz continues in goal after replacing the injured Gregord Kobel during BVB's 3-1 win away to Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday. As for Ingolstadt, talisman Stefan Kutschke drops to the bench in one of four changes to the side beaten 1-0 by Erzgebirge Aue at the weekend.

WELCOME!

It's DFB Cup second-round time at the Signal Iduna Park. Holders Borussia Dortmund are massive favourites against Bundesliga 2 bottom club Ingolstadt, but are without Erling Haaland. Will they breeze through, or could a cupset be on the cards? Stay tuned to find out!
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