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Bayern edges 1860 Munich, Wolfsburg beats Hamburger SV to reach semifinals of German Cup

Bayern edges 1860 Munich, Wolfsburg beats Hamburger SV to reach semifinals of German Cup

Nine-man Bayern Munich beat second-division crosstown rival 1860 Munich 1-0 with a disputed last-minute penalty in extra time of their German Cup quarterfinal on Wednesday.
But the penalty converted by Franck Ribery that allowed Bayern to advance to the semifinals was doubtful, with television replays appearing to show Miroslav Klose being brought down outside the penalty area.
"They made life very difficult for us," Bayern coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said.
Earlier, midfielder Marcelinho scored in extra time to send Wolfsburg through to the semifinals with a 2-1 win over Hamburger SV.
Bayern's top striker Luca Toni was sent off in the 84th minute with his second yellow card of the game for retaliating against Markus Thorandt, but Munich's Benjamin Schwarz was also tossed in the 111th, after giving Ribery a slight shove off the ball.
Bayern dominated the game but had only two clear chances in regulation. Tony Kroos shot high in the 36th and Mark van Bommel's volley was stopped by Munich's goalkeeper Philipp Tschauner.
In extra time, Philipp Lahm broke through but shot wide.
With the game seemingly headed to a penalty shootout, Klose, who had come on in the second half, was then brought down by Chhunly Pagenburg. Although the foul appeared to be outside the box, Bayern got the penalty.
Ribery's first shot found the net but he had to retake the kick because Lucio had charged into the area too early.
With his second attempt, Ribery calmly chipped the ball after faking the goalkeeper.
In the hectic final moments, Thorandt was also sent off and Munich finished the game with nine players.
In Wolfsburg, striker Grafite scored from a penalty kick in the 17th minute to put the home team ahead, after he had been fouled by Hamburg defender Joris Mathijsen.
Rafael van der Vaart equalized in the 70th with a 20-meter volley on an assist from Mohamed Zidan.
Marcelinho, who had a poor game, then scored the winning goal off a through ball in the 109th minute to send Wolfsburg to the semifinals for the second straight year.
Earlier, Paolo Guerrero shot high over an open net to ruin Hamburg's best opportunity in the 21st.
Van der Vaart struck the post in the 50th from a free kick, while teammate Piotr Trochowski hit the crossbar in extra time. Wolfsburg's Edin Dzeko also hit the post.
Borussia Dortmund and second-division team Carl Zeiss Jena advanced to the final four on Tuesday.
Carl Zeiss Jena upset Stuttgart in a penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw in regulation, and Borussia Dortmund defeated second-division club Hoffenheim 3-1.