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Holders Nuremberg crash out of cup

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  • German Cup holders Nuremberg are eliminated by second division Jena
  • Jena win 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw
  • French champions Lyons beat Caen to reach the last eight of the League Cup
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BERLIN, Germany -- Nuremberg surrendered their hold on the German Cup when they were eliminated by struggling second division side Jena on penalties.

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Italian striker Toni scored twice as Bayern Munich progressed in the German Cup.

Nuremberg twice went ahead before being held 2-2 and they crashed out 5-4 on penalties.

It was another blow in what is becoming a disappointing season for the Bundesliga team, who lie 15th in the table with nine points.

Italian international striker Luca Toni scored twice as Bayern Munich extended their impressive start to the campaign with a 3-1 defeat of Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Miroslav Klose grabbed Bayern's other goal.

Lyon moved into the last eight of the French League Cup by winning 3-1 at Caen.

Kader Keita put the six-time French champions in front after 17 minutes only for Elliot Grandin to equalize after half an hour. Lyon created a host of chances and regained the advantage through Mathieu Bodmer's 76th minute header. Sub Karim Benzema made it 3-1 with three minutes left.

Paris St Germain at last treated their supporters to a home win when they defeated second division Montpellier 2-0, with Pauleta scoring both goals. PSG goalkeeper Mickael Landreau saved a Gregory Lacombe penalty in the 77th minute.

PSG's quarterfinal opponents will be Valenciennes, 2-0 winners over Rennes. Struggling Lens won 2-1 at Monaco, Eric Carriere notching the 83rd minute winner.

Ajax Amsterdam strode into the last 16 of the Dutch Cup by beating Heerenveen 3-1. John Heitinga, Hedwiges Maduro and Klaas Jan Huntelaar were the Ajax marksmen.

Anthony Lurling's 79th minute strike gave NAC Breda a 3-2 success at Sparta Rotterdam and Jermaine Lens grabbed a hat-trick as NEC Nijmegen won 5-1 at amateurs De Treffers Groesbeek. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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