Shootout agony for Caltex Socceroos in Germany

Caltex Socceroos duo Robbie Kruse and Mathew Leckie have both had penalty shootout disappointment in DFB Pokal (German Cup) this morning, but there was a big win for two Aussies in the Netherlands.

Making a rare start for Bayer Leverkusen, Kruse played 74 minutes in their clash with third-tier German outfit Sportfreunde Lotte.

But despite taking the lead twice during the 120 minutes, Lotte managed to equalise both times to force the match to a shootout.

And the minnows held their nerve, prevailing 4-3 on penalties to dump Leverkusen out in the round of 32.