Hertha Berlin post German Cup win after team gun attack
Hertha Berlin cleared the German Cup first round hurdle on Monday 24 hours after a shot was fired at their team bus.
Berlin: Hertha Berlin cleared the German Cup first round hurdle on Monday 24 hours after a shot was fired at their team bus.
A police inquiry is underway into Sunday`s incident when a motorbike rider fired at the empty bus as it was being driven to pick up the team at Bielefeld train station.
A photo posted by the club on Twitter showed the impact of the bullet which smashed a hole in the windscreen at the level of the driver`s head who escaped uninjured.
Hertha beat Bielefeld 2-0 with goals from Salomon Kalou and Vladimir Darida.
A referee was wounded when he was hit on the head by a lighter in the tie between Osnabruck and Leipzig. The game was stopped in the 71st minute with Osnabruck leading 1-0.
Borussia Moenchengladbach, third in the league last season, face second division Sankt Pauli later.
Bayern Munich got their Cup campaign off to a winning start on Sunday with a 3-1 defeat of fifth-division minnows Noettingen.
But Bundesliga rivals Hamburg were knocked out by fourth-division Carl Zeiss Jena 3-2 in extra time.