Thorgan Hazard, who came on as a replacement, just so happened to score both goals, helping Borussia Dortmund, the defending German Cup champion, advance to the third round.
Last Tuesday, Dortmund overcame Ingolstadt 2–0 thanks in large part to Julian Brandt, who assisted Hazard twice after the Belgian forward/attacker entered the game in the 71st minute.
Jude Bellingham's shot off the crossbar in the very rare first-half highlight was a recent example of how Dortmund has struggled to impress before the goal strikes. At the halfway point, several home fans even blew their whistles.
With his entrance, Hazard and their team captain Marco Reus added some much-needed efficiency, and the Belgian-born son of a bitch scored after some strong play on the right side of the field just one minute later. In the 81st minute of play, Hazard scored his second easy goal after Brandt crossed once more.
Erling Haaland, a forward for Dortmund, was once again absent from the field since he is currently sidelined with a hip muscle ailment after missing three games with the team before due to this condition. He claimed that muscular issues were to blame for his absence.
Donyell Malen, the attacker, has been battling with a gastroenteritis infection, and the trio of Reus, Hazard, and Manuel Akanji all had their asses on the bench at the start of the game. Dortmund's goalkeeper Gregor Kobel was also out due to a difficult thigh injury.
Last week, Dortmund took part in the Champions League, and the following weekend, they played in the Bundesliga. Before hosting Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021, the club only has one more Bundesliga game left to play, against Cologne, on Saturday, October 30th, 2021.
Hertha Berlin advanced to the third round earlier on Tuesday with a final score of 3 to 1 at the 4th-division football team, Preußen Münster. Earlier during the first half, Nicolai Remberg was sent off the field after receiving his second yellow card for diving.
It was Münster's second defeat overall in the match. The football team had previously lost to Wolfsburg, which was later eliminated from the competition for employing an excessive number of player substitutes in the first round. Wolfsburg is currently coach-less and yet without a victory.
In reference to his players' overly hectic schedule, Dortmund head coach Marco Rose said, "We have to be careful with the boys."