Bochum knock Stuttgart out of German Cup

Berlin: Second division football club Bochum has defeated first division team Stuttgart 2-0 in the first round of the German Cup.

It was a lackluster performance from Stuttgart, who after Mainz became the second top-flight club to be knocked out in the opening round, reports Xinhua.

Bochum striker Simon Terrode scored twice to give his side a memorable win Saturday.

It was Stuttgart`s first first-round elimination after 18 years.

Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund progressed into the second round thrashing Stuttgarter Kickers 4-1, Cologne crushed Braunschweig 4-0, Monchengladbach overpowered Homburg 3-1, Hertha Berlin reaped a 4-2 win at Viktoria Cologne, Hannover sealed a 3-1 victory at Astoria Walldorf, Eintracht Braunschweig wrapped up a neat 1-0 win over Bremer SV and Frankfurt downed Viktoria Berlin 2-0.

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