German Cup

Aubameyang nets 30th goal as Dortmund reach semis

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was on target for the seventh German Cup game in a row as Borussia Dortmund beat VfB Stuttgart.

Aubameyang nets 30th goal as Dortmund reach semis
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claimed his 30th goal of the season on Tuesday to help fire Borussia Dortmund into the German Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 victory at VfB Stuttgart.

Gabon striker Aubameyang and Germany winger Marco Reus, who have provided 45 of Dortmund's goals in all competitions this season, netted before Henrik Mkhitaryan claimed their late third.

Aubameyang has now scored in each of Dortmund's last seven German Cup games, dating back to the start of last season, having also netted in Dortmund's 3-1 Cup final defeat to Wolfsburg last May.

'Auba knows how to take his chances and he works hard on his finishing every day. It's fun to play alongside him' beamed Reus.

Dortmund are in the semi-finals for the third season in a row while spirited Stuttgart had their five-match winning streak, dating back to mid-December, ended.

Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich will attempt to join Dortmund in the last four when they play VfL Bochum on Wednesday while minnows Heidenheim host Hertha Berlin.

Werder Bremen 3-1 Bayer Leverkusen


Earlier, veteran Claudio Pizarro helped seal Werder Bremen's 3-1 quarter-final win at ten-man Bayer Leverkusen by playing a key role in their shock victory.

There was a strong Latin American flavour at Leverkusen's BayArena as Bremen booked their place in April's semi-finals.

Mexico's Javier Hernandez put Leverkusen ahead, then Bremen's Argentinian centre-back Santiago Garcia levelled before Brazilian defender Wendell was sent off for Bayer just before the half-time break.

After Wendall's dismissal, Peru's 37-year-old striker Pizarro scored Bremen's second by converting the resulting penalty, then set up their third.

'We did very well defensively and we reacted as a unit after conceding a goal,' said a delighted Pizarro 'Now we get to go further in the Cup.'