VfB Stuttgart have fought back to gain a late 2-1 comeback German Cup victory at second division Paderborn despite conceding an extraordinary own goal by Konstantinos Mavropanos.
Victory took Bundesliga club Stuttgart into the quarter-finals.
Mavropanos beat his goalkeeper Florian Muller with a powerfully struck 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 distance from which an own goal has been scored in the competition's history.
"It was a memorable start with the own goal. A real setback. Konstantinos will be telling his grandchildren about it," Stuttgart sports director Fabian Wohlgemuth told Sky TV.
Newly signed Gil Diaz curled in an equaliser in the 86th minute before Serhou Guirassy headed Stuttgart's winner five minutes into stoppage time.
The result was the first win for new Stuttgart coach Bruno Labbadia in his fourth game in charge.
Union meanwhile got their fourth win in as many 2023 games at the end of a day dominated by their ultimately failed attempt to sign former Real Madrid player Isco who had already completed a medical.
Visiting Wolfsburg took an early lead from Luca Waldschmidt but Robin Knoche tapped in a long cross against his former club to level for Union in the 14th minute.
Kevin Behrens's 79th-minute close-range effort clinched victory for Union, who survived the final minutes with 10 men after Niko Giesselmann was sent off for diving.
Australian Associated Press
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.