SC Freiburg and RB Leipzig are chasing their first titles in the DFB Cup final in Berlin. The Saxons are in the final for the third time in the past four years, for Baden it is a first. All information on Saturday from 8 p.m. in the live ticker.
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Freiburg: Flekken-Gulde, Lienhart, Schlotterbeck – Kübler, Eggestein, Höfler, Günter – Sallai, Grifo – Höler
Leipzig: Gulacsi – Klostermann, Orban, Simakan – Henrichs, Laimer, Kampl, Angelino – Forsberg, Nkunku – Silva
SC Freiburg – RB Leipzig
05/21/2022 | 8:00 p.m
Christian Streich had thrown on a jacket for the occasion, Domenico Tedesco put on a chic black shirt. What the SC Freiburg and RB Leipzig coaches had in common the day before the DFB Cup final in Berlin was their effort not to let the pressure get too big.
“It would be great if we won the cup,” said SC coach Streich at the press conference in the Olympic Stadium. “And if we don’t win it, the world won’t end either.”
At Leipzig’s Tedesco, the already good mood increased when he was asked about Christopher Nkunku. The offensive star, who should lead RB to the first pot at the third attempt – and according to club boss Oliver Mintzlaff, will stay beyond the summer.
For Freiburg it is the first DFB Cup final. It was “wonderful to be here,” said Streich. “We are very happy that after such an extraordinary season for the club we still have this absolute highlight.”
In the league, the Badeners played for the Champions League places up to the last matchday and finally moved into the Europa League as sixth in the table. At times they had the best defense, but they ran out of power at the back. The final two games were lost, with a total of twelve goals conceded in the past four games.
For Tedesco, who ennobled the Breisgauer as a “German top club”, it is the first big final as a coach. From mid-February to the end of April he did not suffer a defeat with Leipzig.
After the semi-final knockout at the Glasgow Rangers in the Europa League, RB saved the Champions League qualification as fourth in the league – a success after the worst first half of the club’s young history. After 2019 and 2021, losing the cup final for the third time in four years would be a severe blow for the Saxons.
“Some of our boys already have final experience,” said Tedesco, referring to players like goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi, who were already there in the defeats against FC Bayern (0:3) and Borussia Dortmund (1:4).
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