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Mathias 'Zanka' Jørgensen went from being hero to villain in the German cup on Tuesday night.
The Danish defender was a late 1-1-equalizing is the key to force extra-time defeat against miniputterne Saarbrücken from Regionalligaen, the fourth-highest liganiveau.
But then the fight would be decided from the penalty spot, was the dane, the last to burn for Dusseldorf. On the team's tenth kick, he stepped forward, but the experiment was tampered with by the Town keeper.
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Thus the strong adult teams as the first ready for the semi-finals of the German cup.
It was the Danish forsvarsspillers fault that the club from the Bundesliga at all came in extra-time.
In the last minute of the regular playing time headede 'Zanka' thus, the 1-1-goal in the box. Something unusual, it was on a paper from goalkeeper Florian Kastenmeier. Keeper had gone forward on a corner kick and headede the ball over to the Danish stops.
Within the reversal had Dusseldorf burned a penalty - perhaps as an omen of what awaited.
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Zanka promotion with success. Photo: KAI PFAFFENBACH/Ritzau Scanpix
Yellow to Zanka. Photo: KAI PFAFFENBACH/Ritzau Scanpix
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Saarbrücken, if the home is located a few kilometers from the border with France, managed to be in front in about an hour. Tobias Jänicke had scored for 1-0 in the first half after passively defending from Dusseldorf.
In the extended playing time was 'Zanka' a yellow card for a dangerous tackle.
As it all would be decided from the penalty spot, burned Saarbrücken the first attempt and gave Düsseldorf a quick advantage, but after three kicks each, the post had again right.
Since burned Saarbrücken again only to be saved by the goalie and the post on Düsseldorf's fifth kick. In the sixth round began Saarbrücken to burn just to see the Dusseldorf do the same.
After having given the visiting favorites three matchbolde showed Saarbrücken suddenly the success rate and scoring on four kicks in a row. Dusseldorf scored only three, for Mathias 'Zanka' Jørgensen was the small in the duel with Daniel Batz.
It can be a season, as the people of Saarbrücken will never forget. Besides the large pokalsucces is the team on the sure path to promotion to the 3. Bundesliga.
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