With “compactness” and with “organization” Union Berlin’s coach Urs Fischer RB Leipzig wanted to make life difficult in the Cup semi-final. This plan was excellent in the initial phase. The Köpenicker compressed the center and forced so RB to long, inaccurate balls.

Union itself was looking for the outside, where after the 2-0 success against Eintracht Frankfurt Trimmel and OCCIPKA instead of Ryerson and castle man raided up and down, the way forward. However, there was a first approach after a corner when Prömel Gulacsis Reflexe tested twice (15.).

Trimms flank to measure

The first good Berlin attack from the game saw the same: Awoniyi fit from the center to the right to Trimmel, which enabled a dimensional edge of Becker on the long post the leadership goal (25th).

In the atmospheric and rapid Red Bull Arena, Leipzig did not shock himself from the opposite direction and became active, however, hard towards stable guests. RB-Coach Domenico Tedesco had changed its first eleven compared to the 1-0 away win in Leverkusen on equal six positions: Simakan, Angelino, Laimer, Henrichs, Dani Olmo and Nkunku played instead of Klostermann (as a contact person in isolation), Halstenberg, Adams, Mukiele, Forsberg and Poulsen.

André Silva are missing centimeters

Only after over half an hour, the Saxons with the Köpenicker DefenseBollower were better clear and joined it after 37 minutes almost, but Silva missed after a nice combination the compensation of breach (37.).

Union showed more active after the restart than in the last 15 minutes before the break, RB now remained the game-determining team. The ball ran through their own ranks, but mostly was the penalty area of the guests. Defensive the Saxons had always had to be viastical, because Union lurked on counterattack, but he played by Becker and Awoniyi unclean (57.).

André Silva equals from the point

When it started for RB in the sixteen, it became the same. Jaeckel brought Nkunku from the legs and referee Dr. Felix Brych decided according to VaR reference for penalty, the Silva safely turned to compensate (61.).

After the compensation on the scoreboard, the events on the lawn was subsequently more balanced. Until in the detention time, but certainly no team played a really thick possibility.

Forsberg heads Leipzig to Berlin

In the three extra minutes but Angelino could then put the Lucky Punch, but Baumgartl prevented it shortly before the line (90. + 2). Seconds later, the leather was behind the goal line: RB remained in front of the front and Henrichs again flanked into the penalty area, where the substitute forsberg jumped the highest and the ball put the ball in the mesh (90. + 2).

Thus, RB Leipzig stands for the third time within four years in the cup finals and meets there on 21 May (8 pm) on the SC Freiburg (3: 1 against Hamburg).

RB Leipzig with Late Winning Goal! RB Leipzig vs. Union Berlin 2-1 | DFB-Pokal Semi-Final

Union, on the other hand, misses the final in its own city, but has already on Saturday (15.30 clock) the chance of revenge, when the round game in the Bundesliga is rising again in Leipzig.