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The Daily Bee (February 7th, 2019): Rest in peace Rudi

One of the most unique Bundesliga characters has passed away

Rudi Assauer
  • Rest in peace Rudi!

Rudolf “Rudi” Assauer has passed away yesterday at the age of 74.

Most Bundesliga fans will remember Assauer for his time as Schalke manager during the 90’s and early 2000’s where he lead the club back to Germany’s elite, winning the UEFA Cup in 1997 and the German Cup in 2001 and 2002. He will be fondly remembered as a charismatic leader and one of the Bundesliga’s most outstanding and unique characters.

However he has also a Dortmund past and a quite successful one, Rudi Assauer was one of the legends of 1966 when Borussia Dortmund became the first German team to win a European club competition. After winning the German Cup in 1965, BVB went on to beat Liverpool in 1966 to win the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.

Thank you Rudi and rest in peace!

  • DFB Cup results

Schalke, Augsburg, Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig are the final four teams that qualified for the DFB Cup quarterfinals. There were no real surprises yesterday, Leipzig narrowly beat Wolfsburg with 1:0, Schalke defeated Düsseldorf with 4:1, Augsburg won 1:0 in Kiel and Bayern Munich needed extra time to defeat Hertha BSC Berlin with 3:2. Those four teams now join Werder Bremen, HSV, Heidenheim and Paderborn in the next round.