Paderborn were denied a dream start to life in the Bundesliga as Koo Ja-cheol netted a last-gasp penalty to salvage a 2-2 for Mainz in East Westphalia.
Paderborn became the 53rd club to appear in the Bundesliga and, despite falling behind to a Shinji Okazaki goal, it looked like they were set to mark their arrival with a win when Elias Kachunga and Uwe Hunemeier turned the game on its head.
However, Koo's penalty in stoppage time allowed Mainz to avoid what would have been a third straight defe...
BERLIN -- Bundesliga side Mainz were knocked out of the first round of the German Cup on Friday losing on penalties to third-division Chemnitzer FC.
Mainz defender Niko Bungert's late own goal leveled the scoring at 3-3 and send the game into extra time. Both sides scored twice in extra time with Chemnitz leading 5-4 before a spectacular goal inside his own half from Johannes Geis made it 5-5 with the last kick of the game.
Chemnitz goalkeeper Philipp Pentke then saved Gonza...
Hull City are two games away from reaching the Europa League group stage after substitute Sone Aluko struck late on to give them a 2-1 win over AS Trencin in the qualifying third round.
The FA Cup runners-up suffered an early setback at the KC Stadium when Tomas Malec scored for the Slovakians after only 91 seconds, and the Tigers struggled to respond.
Ahmed Elmohamady equalised before the half hour to give Hull a lifeline but, for the next hour, City looked set to exit the competition on away ...
Hamburg have signed Germany international Nicolai Muller after convincing Bundesliga rivals Mainz to sell.
The 26-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-year contract with the northern Germany side, who are reported to have paid Mainz 4.5 million euros for his services.
Mainz had last week said they would not sell Muller unless they received a considerable offer for the player, and were able to find a replacement.