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Eintracht Frankfurt loses the tactical DFB Cup final against Leipzig

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End of the game: Leipzig is the 80th DFB Cup winner in history. The lawn ball athletes benefit from a few careless moments in Frankfurt’s Eintracht, which has kept the opponent in check for a long time, but has to be accused of not having enough offensive drive. All in all, the game had few great chances to score and lived for a long time on tension and intensive duels.

DFB Cup final: RB Leipzig vs. Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 (0-0)

Lineup RB Leipzig:Blaswich – Henrichs, Klostermann, Orban, Halstenberg – Szoboszlai (90th + 1 Kampl), Laimer, Haidara (77th Schlager), Olmo – Nkunku, Werner (61st Poulsen)
Lineup Eintracht Frankfurt:Trapp – Tuta, Hasebe (77th Lenz), Ndicka – Buta (89th Dina Ebimbe), Sow, Rode (69th Lindstrom), Max (77th Borré) – Götze, Kamada – Kolo Muani
Gates:1-0 Nkunku (70′), 2-0 Szoboszlai (85′)

90 minutes + 5: That’s how it is. Daniel Siebert blows his whistle and Leipzig celebrates winning the DFB Cup with a deafening whistle.

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90th minute + 4: The last seconds are running and Leipzig now seems to be able to bring the thing over time.

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90th minute + 2: Kolo Muani follows up on Henrichs in the opposing half and clears it. Yellow for the French.

90th minute + 1: Four minutes of stoppage time are indicated. Is there anything else for unity?

Szoboszlai makes everything clear for Leipzig

85 minutes: TOR for Leipzig! Lenz wants to play forward on the left flank, but Henrichs grabs the pass and accelerates forward. After several stops in the Eintracht box, it is finally Nkunku who serves Szoboszlai and completes the far corner.

83 minutes: The turning point should now come for the SBU through the system changeover. A back four stabilizes, in front the double storm Borré/Kolo Muani should provide the goal. So far, however, Eintracht has still found it difficult to somehow get productively into the opposing half.

81 minutes: Less than ten minutes of normal time are still to go and Eintracht has slowly recovered from the shock. Is that enough to still get the draw?

77 minutes: Both coaches change. At Leipzig, Schlager comes for Haidara. Glasner brings Lenz and Borré for Max and Hasebe. Eintracht now tends to have a back four.

76 minutes: The lead inspires the lawn ball athletes, who now play loosely. Henrichs plays the one-two and is held in front of Götze’s reception. Yellow for the birthday boy.

Nkunku puts Leipzig in the lead twice deflected

70 minutes: Goal for RB Leipzig! In the forward movement, Eintracht loses the ball and Leipzig makes it fast. Szoboszlai pushes the ball forward and gets stuck with his first pass to Tuta, but the ball falls at Dani Olmo’s feet. He serves Nkunku on the left in the penalty area, who moves into the middle and whose conclusion is deflected twice, including by Ndicka, and then goes into the goal unstoppable for Trapp.

69 minutes: Oliver Glasner makes his first change: Lindström comes on for Rode.

64 minutes: Kolo Muani, served by Buta, puts it down to Götze in the penalty area. He takes the ball volley out of the air and Blaswich checks that he is standing correctly and can fend off the powerful conclusion with his fists.

62 minutes: Nkunku is sent deep with a long chip ball and falls to the ground in a running duel with Hasebe in the penalty area. Referee Siebert is right to continue. There was no real touch to be seen.

61 minutes: Now the time has come: Timo Werner leaves the pitch and is replaced by Yussuf Poulsen.

59 minutes: Kolo Muani is ingeniously staged with a pass from Götze. With a clear shot, he wants to play it safe and serve the Kamada who has run along. A Leipziger intervenes and clarifies in dire need. Kolo Muani could have shot himself if he didn’t have to.

56 minutes: Hardly anything actually happens here in a playful way. The few scenes in the penalty area consist of high and long balls that can be clarified by both sides without any problems. However, Frankfurt still has a slight field advantage.

55 minutes: While the game has been going on for ten minutes, there are still bangs in the stands. The stadium announcer’s announcements to stop pyro and cannon shots go unheeded.

52 minutes: After a free kick, Götze dribbles his way into the penalty area from the left and serves Kamada, who then commits an offensive foul.

47 minutes: Hasebe comes too late in a duel against Werner, who takes a hit as a result. But it still seems to be going on with the DFB striker. The subsequent free kick has no consequences.

46 minutes: The pyrotechnics have burned out and the second round can now continue. There are no changes in personnel – Werner is still on the pitch.

Restart delayed by pyro show

Break: The teams enter the field and the SBU curve has prepared a choreo for this. A fence flag with the inscription “Football terror in the final” can be seen in front of the block. Behind it, the Eintracht fans ignite countless pyro torches. The kick-off will be delayed accordingly. By the way: Pyrotechnics can also be seen in the Leipzig fan block.

Summary of the break: Eintracht Frankfurt has the action under control for long stretches of the game and hardly allows the lawn ball athletes to develop. Leipzig is always looking desperately for allusions on the offensive, but finds them extremely rarely. But if it happens quickly, it also becomes dangerous. Eintracht itself waits to win the ball and then switch quickly. This is not uncommon, but rarely leads to significant scoring chances.

45 minutes: Then it’s over. Referee Daniel Siebert whistles on time for the break.

44 minutes: On the other hand, it is also true that the SBU has not been able to record any clear deals since the Kolo-Muani chance.

42 minutes: Despite the superiority of Eintracht, any inattention is severely punished. Via Laimer in the middle, it goes quickly and vertically to the point on Nkunku, in the end of which Hasebe just about gets a toe. Lucky for Frankfurt.

40 minutes: Laimer is sent to the right, actually has some space in the penalty area and looks for a pass in the middle. While raising his head, Rode comes rushing in and clarifies fairly with his tackle. The stadium rewarded the effort with frenetic applause.

Eintracht does not allow Leipzig to develop

35th minute: It seems as if the lawn ball athletes are really longing for the break whistle here. The defensive line of the Leipzig pushes the ball back and forth without a plan and is longingly waiting for an offensive pass. Frankfurt, on the other hand, is defensive without a wobble and keeps pushing on it in a targeted manner. The continuous whistling – when RB is in possession of the ball – SGE attachment does the rest.

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