Wolfsburg, Leipzig in German Cup quarters

Wout Weghorst of VfL Wolfsburg celebrates after scoring his team's first goal with teammates during the DFB Cup Round of Sixteen match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Schalke 04 at Volkswagen Arena on February 3, 2021 in Wolfsburg, Germany.

VfL Wolfsburg and Champions League contenders RB Leipzig have advanced to the quarter-finals of the German Cup in vastly different circumstances.

Wolfsburg battled past Schalke 1-0 while RB Leipzig crushed second division Bochum 4-0 with a double from Yussuf Poulsen.

In-form Wolfsburg, lying third in the Bundesliga, have won their last four games in all competitions without conceding a goal.

Schalke keeper Ralf Faehrmann did well to save Wout Weghorst's 40th-minute penalty but the Dutchman stabbed in on the rebound for the winner.

The Royal Blues, bottom of the league standings, should have equalised on the stroke of halftime but American teenager Matthew Hoppe was denied from close range by keeper Koen Casteels with a sensational reflex save.

Schalke battled hard and had their share of chances after the break, going close through Mark Uth midway through the second half, but the striker failed to connect with a cutback in front of goal.

Despite a frantic finale and pressure from Schalke, Wolfsburg held on for the win.

Leipzig had a far easier evening against Bochum, with Denmark striker Poulsen scoring twice after Amadou Haidara and Marcel Sabitzer gave the hosts a two-goal cushion in the first half.

Borussia Moenchengladbach joined them in the last eight after coming from a goal down to beat VfB Stuttgart 2-1.

Stuttgart's Silas Wamangituka put the hosts ahead with a sensational 70-metre solo effort after two minutes, almost identical to a goal he scored in the Bundesliga last week.

But Marcus Thuram levelled on the stroke of halftime with a curled shot and Alassane Plea completed Gladbach's comeback five minutes after the restart.

Jahn Regensburg kept their cool from the spot - again - to stun Cologne 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw to reach the German Cup quarter-finals for the first time ever.

Max Besuschkow netted the winning spot-kick for second-division hosts Regensburg, who fought back from two goals down midway through the first half to take the game beyond 90 minutes.

It is Regensburg's third shoot-out win in three cup rounds this season.

Cologne led through Ismail Jakobs and Emmanuel Dennis before Scott Kennedy cut the deficit and Regensburg levelled before half-time thanks to Jan George.

However, Cologne were angered by a harsh offside decision to disallow Benno Schmitz's goal for 3-1 and Dennis missed a late penalty in regulation.

Bundesliga sides Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen, second-division Holstein Kiel and fourth-tier Rot-Weiss Essen are also in Sunday's draw for the last eight.

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