German Cup: Balogun Left Out, Aogo Misses Penalty As Mainz Advance

German Cup: Balogun Left Out, Aogo Misses Penalty As Mainz Advance

By James Agberebi:
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun was not included in the Mainz squad as they came from 1-0 down to beat visiting VFB Stuttgart 3-1 in the German DFB Pokal round of 16 on Tuesday.

Christian Gentner put Stuttgart 1-0 up in the 42nd minute and should have doubled their lead on 54 minutes but Nigerian-born German international Dennis Aogo missed from the penalty spot.

In the 62nd minute Emil Berggreen equalised for Mainz before Abdou Diallo made it 2-1 to Mainz.

And in the 90th minute, Suat Serdar made the game safe for Mainz as he got on the score sheet to send his side into the quarter-finals.

In another round of 16 game on Tuesday night, Paderborn pipped Ingolstadt 1-0 to advance into the last eight.

 

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