A German cup match between two lower-level groups was dropped in the second half after the ref was hit on the head by a lighter tossed from the stands. Referee Martin Petersen did not give an impression of being genuinely injured but rather sent the teams to the changing rooms in the 71st minute.
At the time, the home side Osnabrueck, a third-level group, was leading 1-0 against favourite most loved RB Leipzig, a second-division club. Osnabrueck scored 23 seconds into Monday’s opening-round match. The German football alliance (DFB) quickly launchedan investigation.