Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are through to the last 32 in this season’s German Cup after they survived a major scare against second division outfit Greuther Feurth in their round of 64 clash on Monday night.
The hosts took a 77th minute lead through Sebastian Enst and were on the verge of a big cupset until new summer signing Axel Witsel forced extra time with his goal on the stroke of full-time.
It was a special occasion for the Belgian World Cup star who was making his debut for the club since he joined from Chinese Super League (CSL) side Tianjin Quanjian.
Borussia Dortmund dominated the whole of extra time and were rewarded for their dominance when Germany international forward Marco Reus broke home fans’ hearts with a goal on the stroke of extra time.
In the pick of the other games played on Monday, Bundesliga side Freiburg saw off third division side Energie Cottbus 5-3 on penalties to move into the next round after both sides played out a 2-2 draw at the end of regulation time and extra time.
Bundesliga 2 outfit Paderborn and top flight club Hertha Berlin are also through to the next stage with respective 2-1 wins over Ingolstadt and Eintracht Braunchsweig.