RB Leipzig won their first major title in its history on Saturday, winning the German Cup. The team, which was founded in 2009, beat Freiburg on penalties, after a heroic 1-1 draw in regular time, followed by extra time. Nkunko scored in the original time after Egustin opened the scoring.
In the penalty shootout, Henrichs was the one to take Leipzig’s last shot, and Demirovic missed the penalty that closed the series at 4-2 in favor of the opponent. Günther also missed Freiburg.
Gulácsi RB Leipzig Freiburg German Cup – Photo: Getty Images
Freiburg opened the scoring in the 19th minute, with a goal that sparked controversy, hitting Salai Campbell with his elbow before hitting a low shot and putting his team ahead. Despite complaints, the VAR did not call for a review, and referee Sacha Stegmann confirmed the goal.
In the last stage, more complaints for RB Leipzig, in the 12th minute, when Halstenberg hit Holler hard – and the referee decided to give the player a red card. Therefore, the team had to heroically strive for a tie – which came with Nkunko (he always is), after a free kick in the area.
The striker, one of the highlights of the season in Germany, also opened the penalty shootout for RBLeipzig, converting his kick. Petersen got the next score, before Urban put the score 2-1 on the scoreboard. Then Gunther deflected his responsibility.
Dani Olmo opened 3-1 for RB Leipzig, and Schlotterbeck, leaving Freiburg still optimistic. Henrichs again turned to Leipzig, putting the rope around the opponent’s neck. After that, Demirovich saw that his opponent misses the shot, and received the first title in the history of Leipzig.
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