Union Berlin wins derby, knocks Hertha out of German Cup
Union won their previous meeting 2-0 in the Bundesliga in November and the latest success on Wednesday consolidates the upstart club's status of "Stadtmeister" (city champion) over its long-suffering rival.
Union has been enjoying an upward trajectory since its first promotion to the Bundesliga in 2019, while Hertha has been struggling to live up to expectations since a huge financial investment in the club from Lars Windhorst the same summer.
Earlier, Borussia Mönchengladbach was knocked out in a 3-0 loss at second-division Hannover. Gladbach defeated Bayern Munich 5-0 in the previous round.
Leipzig substitute Dani Olmo scored with his first touch on a counterattack to seal a 2-0 win over second-division Hansa Rostock.
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