Wood scores as Hamburg tops FC Cologne in DFB-Pokal

Wood scores as Hamburg tops FC Cologne in DFB-Pokal

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Wood scores as Hamburg tops FC Cologne in DFB-Pokal

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Gideo Jung opened the scoring early to seize control for Hamburg in Tuesday’s DFB-Pokal clash with FC Cologne, but it was Bobby Wood who locked up a quarterfinal berth for the struggling Bundesliga side.

Wood’s late goal all but sealed a spot in the final eight for Hamburg, who toppled Cologne, 2-0, on Tuesday at the Volksparkstadion. The goal is Wood’s third in six games and seventh overall since joining Hamburg this past summer.

Following Jung’s fifth-minute opener, Hamburg conceded possession but still created chances on the attacking end. None came to fruition until Wood’s 75th minute finish, which saw the U.S. Men’s National Team forward dart through the Cologne defense before finishing one-on-one with goalkeeper Thomas Kessler.

The draw for the DFB-Pokal quarterfinals is set for Feb. 8, as Christian Pulisic, Fabian Johnson, Andrew Wooten, John Brooks and Timmy Chandler look to lead their sides to berths in the final eight.

Here’s a closer look at Wood’s finish:

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