Now there is a free kick from the half-field for Frankfurt.
Having said that, after we talked about departures, there are also players who have said they are staying this week. Götze has extended his contract with Frankfurt, Olmo with Leipzig – let’s see if one of them will be decisive today.
On the other hand, it is also almost dangerous. Kolo Muani and Kamada, who will also say goodbye to Frankfurt after the game, with the one-two, but at the last moment it becomes too imprecise.
And there is the first big chance! Great preliminary work by Szoboszlai, completion by Werner – but he has a total accident and falls into Trapp’s arms.
By the way, Eintracht coach Glasner is playing his last game for Frankfurt today. The news was announced a few weeks ago.
After a free kick, the ball comes into Frankfurt’s penalty area for the first time. But no Leipzig player gets the ball, there is a kick.
The image of the first seconds is not accidental. Leipzig circulate the ball and will probably do so for most of the game. Frankfurt has the great strength in the speed attack after winning the ball.
RB Leipzig is the first to have the ball.
And now it can start, in a few seconds there will be the impetus.
There is a minute’s silence under the motto “Together against violence”. A sad occasion is the death of a 15-year-old who died during the week.
So, the national anthem has been played, the players have shook hands – now it’s time to choose sides.
By the way, RB Leipzig is the defending champion, last year there was the cup after the final victory against Freiburg. RB is gradually getting closer to Fortuna Düsseldorf’s all-time cup record, which won 18 games in a row in the 70s and 80s. But Leipzig must also be victorious in Berlin in a year.
Today there are also two birthday children among the players. Mario Götze will be 31, Lukas Klostermann 27 – but only one of the two will be able to celebrate the cup victory tonight in addition to the day of honor.
Incidentally, the 22 players are led by FIFA referee Daniel Siebert. A really good man who was also present at the World Cup in Qatar in winter.
And now we’re already going out on the pitch in text terms – because at this moment the teams are also doing it physically. Both teams have now entered the Berlin lawn in front of 74,000 spectators.
But what could play a role is the form of the past few weeks. Leipzig is in great shape, has won six competitive games in a row, including the impressive 3-1 in Munich. In the same period of time, Frankfurt have celebrated three wins, drawn twice and lost in Hoffenheim. Eintracht is also in good shape – that promises a tight game at a high level.
How did the two teams make it to the final? Leipzig marched through very confidently and clearly won all games. Among other things, there was a 4-0 win against HSV, a 2-0 win against Dortmund and a 5-1 win in the semifinals in Freiburg. Frankfurt also did well, but also had problems against Darmstadt (4:2) and in Stuttgart (3:2). But none of that matters today.
At Frankfurt today, the enormous experience of the veteran Hasebe, who defends in the middle of the back three, is in demand. Overall, there are no big surprises at Eintracht either.
Trapp – Tuta, Hasebe, N’Dicka – Buta, Rode, Sow, Max – Kamada, Kolo Muani, Götze
Let’s take a look at the lineups. There had been rumors at Leipzig that Szoboszlai had to go to the bench because he flirted very offensively with a change in an interview in Hungary – but coach Rose continues to rely on one of his best this season. And everything else is to be expected.
Blaswich – Henrichs, Klostermann, Orban, Halstenberg – Szoboszlai, Laimer, Haidara, Olmo – Werner, Nkunku
Hello and good evening from the Sportschau team! It is the final day of the DFB Cup and here is everything that will happen in the game between Eintracht Frankfurt and RB Leipzig live in text form. Have fun and have a great cup night!