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Dortmund march on as Napoli sink

Published: Wednesday 19 December 2012, 23.30CET
Mario Götze scored a hat-trick as holders Borussia Dortmund eased into the German Cup quarter-finals but SSC Napoli's defence of their Coppa Italia crown was ended by Bologna FC.
Dortmund march on as Napoli sink
Mario Götze celebrates one of his three goals for Dortmund ©Bongarts

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Published: Wednesday 19 December 2012, 23.30CET

Dortmund march on as Napoli sink

Mario Götze scored a hat-trick as holders Borussia Dortmund eased into the German Cup quarter-finals but SSC Napoli's defence of their Coppa Italia crown was ended by Bologna FC.

Germany
Borussia Dortmund breezed into the last eight in their defence of the German Cup with a 5-1 success at home to Hannover 96. Mario Götze struck either side of a Jakub Błaszczykowski effort to send the hosts three goals ahead inside 40 minutes, and completed his hat-trick after Mame Diouf had reduced arrears. Robert Lewandowski added a late fifth for Jürgen Klopp's charges.

Elsewhere, Christian Träsch and Bas Dost struck in the final 12 minutes as VfL Wolfsburg came from behind to overcome Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2-1, VfB Stuttgart edged past 2. Bundesliga outfit 1. FC Köln 2-1, and VfL Bochum 1848 beat TSV 1860 München 3-0 in an all-second division tie. FC Bayern München, 1. FSV Mainz 05, SC Freiburg and third division Offenbacher Kickers 1901 clinched progress on Tuesday.

Italy
Bologna FC
earned a Coppa Italia quarter-final away to FC Internazionale Milano by shocking holders SSC Napoli 2-1. Edinson Cavani gave the hosts a 12th-minute lead but Cristian Pasquato levelled before the break and Panagiotis Kone struck at the death to ensure Walter Mazzarri's side lost at home to the Felsinei for the second time in four days.

S.S. Lazio will face Calcio Catania after beating last season's semi-finalists AC Siena on penalties. The hosts triumphed 4-1 on spot-kicks after Michaël Ciani had saved them from elimination when his 90th-minute effort cancelled out Lorik Cana's own goal. Finally, ACF Fiorentina won at Udinese Calcio thanks to Borja Valero's goal after 36 minutes and now travel to AS Roma in the last eight. The other quarter-final sees AC Milan face Juventus.

England
Chelsea FC survived a scare to reach the English League Cup semi-finals, eventually winning 5-1 at second-tier Leeds United AFC. Juan Mata, Branislav Ivanović, Victor Moses, Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres were on target in the second half after the home side had led at the break. Rafael Benítez's men will meet Swansea City AFC in the last four, while fourth-tier Bradford City AFC take on Aston Villa FC.

Last updated: 20/12/12 8.47CET

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