Freiburg rallies for 3-2 German Cup win in Mainz
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -Freiburg conceded two goals inside the first four minutes, battled back with a man up to level the score from a penalty in the third minute of injury time and then clinched the winner in extra time to advance to the semifinals of the German Cup for the first time with a 3-2 victory in Mainz on Tuesday.
Shawn Parker and Niki Zimling scored to give Mainz a big early lead. But the host team's defender Zdenek Pospech was sent off in the 65th for his second booking as Freiburg stepped up the pressure in the second half.
Ivan Santini pulled one back for Freiburg in the 86th, Daniel Caligiuri converted from the spot to send the match into extra time and then notched the winner in the 108th minute.