Stuttgart into Cup quarters despite extraordinary 48m own goal

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VfB Stuttgart fought to a late 2-1 comeback victory at second division Paderborn as they overcame an extraordinary own goal from Konstantinos Mavropanos to reach the quarter-finals of the German Cup on Tuesday. Mavropanos beat his goalkeeper Florian Müller, who had positioned himself next to the goal, with a hard hit no-look backpass after a throw-in four minutes into the game. The German Football Federation tweeted that the effort from 48 metres was the furthest ever distance an own goal has been scored in competition history. “It was a memorable start with the own goal. A real setback. Konst…

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