– RB Leipzig claimed the first major trophy in their 13-year history after Domenico Todesco’s side edged past Freiburg 4-2 on penalties in the DBK Pokal final.
– It was third time lucky for Leipzig, who had lost two Pokal finals in the past three years. Meanwhile, Freiburg’s 118 year wait for a major honour goes on.
– Leipzig, who played 60 minutes with 10 men, beat Freiburg 4-2 on penalties in the DBF Pokal final, with the two teams having been level at 1-1 after 120 minutes at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.
– Maximilian Eggestein opened the scoring for Freiburg midway through the first half in controversial fashion, after the ball was directed into the German midfielder’s path by the hand of team-mate Roland Sallai.
– In the second half Freiburg’s Lucas Holer was cynically brought down by Marcel Halstenberg, who received a straight red card, yet Leipzig still managed to find a way back in the game after talisman Christopher Nkunku claimed his 35th goal of the season to level proceedings.
– Freiburg hit the woodwork three times in extra time, while Leipzig had a massive shout for a penalty waved away by the referee moments before the end of extra time after Olmo was brought down by Hofler in the box.
– Leipzig subsequently won 4-2 on penalties and claimed the first trophy in their 13-year history having lost two of the previous three cup finals.
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