A goal from Leandro Trossard will have been useless for Brighton, who lost to Chelsea on Monday as part of the first day of the English championship (1-3).
Jorginho opened the scoring for the Blues from a penalty spot (23rd, 0-1) and Trossard equalized (54th, 1-1). But Chelsea took the lead directly by Reece James (56th, 1-2). Kurt Zouma sealed the fate of the Seagulls on a pass from the same James (66th, 1-3)
In Germany, Borussia Dortmund went to Duisburg (D3) in the 32nd Cup final (0-5). The three Red Devils were on the ground against a team, which found itself at ten following the exclusion of Dominic Volkmer (38th). Axel Witsel took a yellow card (26th), Thorgan Hazard scored a goal (39th, 0-3) after giving the assist to Jude Bellingam (30th, 0-2) and Thomas Meunier was replaced in the 57th.
Jadon Sancho (14th) opened the scoring for the Borussen from the penalty spot and after the break, Giovanni Reyna (51st) and Marco Reus (58th) increased the score.
With Nathan de Medina on the bench, Arminia Bielefeld was slapped by Rot-Weiss Essen, a D4 club (1-0). Amadou Onana’s goal arrived far too late (89th) to allow Hamburg (D2) to catch up on Dynamo Dresden, resident of D3 (4-1).