Stuttgart made it five wins in a row to continue their climb up the Bundesliga table with victory over high-flying Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Geoffroy Serey Die's first Bundesliga goal and a Filip Kostic strike helped Jurgen Kramny's men extend their unbeaten run to seven games with a 2-0 win at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena.
Hertha's Vedad Ibisevic was denied a goal against his former club by a fine save from Przemyslaw Tyton during an evenly-contested first half.
Tolga Cigerci headed another good opportunity...
Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai believes the club's qualification for their first DFB Pokal semifinal in 35 years is a momentous occasion for the city.
Hertha last reached this stage of the competition in 1981, when they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt, who went on to win the trophy that year.
The capital club have not come close since then to reaching the final, which has been contested in Berlin for the past 31 years.
However, they made it to this season's last four with a hard-fought...
Bayern Munich will host Werder Bremen in the semifinals of the DFB Pokal after easing past Bochum 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Robert Lewandowski was on target twice against the 2.Bundesliga side, whose hopes of pulling off a cup shock were effectively over at half-time after the Poland international's first goal was followed by a red card for Bochum's Jan Simunek.
Thomas Muller missed a penalty following Simunek's dismissal, but Bochum survived only until the hour mark before Thiago Alcantara doubled...