Hamburg beats Paderborn 2-0 to reach German Cup semifinals
BERLIN (AP) — Leipzig reached the semifinals of the German Cup for the first time after a last-gasp penalty deep into extra time secured a 2-1 win at Bundesliga rival Augsburg on Tuesday.
Hamburger SV also reached the semifinals after two goals from forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga secured a 2-0 win over second-division rival Paderborn in a game that rekindled memories of a manipulation scandal involving referee Robert Hoyzer.
Hoyzer officiated the sides’ previous German Cup meeting, a first-round game in August 2004, when he awarded two questionable penalties and sent off Hamburg’s Emile Mpenza to help Paderborn, then in the third division, upset the Bundesliga heavyweight 4-2.
Hoyzer, who also manipulated matches in the second division at the time, was sentenced to two years and five months in prison, and released after 14 months.
Hamburg received compensation of 2 million euros from the German soccer federation. A replay was not possible as the tournament had progressed.