Until yesterday it was a true football fairytale: The four-league club 1 FC Saarbrücken made it to the semi-finals of the DFB Cup with some surprising victories – making the FCS the first four-league club to do so in the history of the DFB Cup. But Bayer Leverkusen put an end to the Saarlanders’ cup dreams in a relaxed manner and entered the cup final with a clear 3-0 victory.
This is the first time since 2009 that the Bayer team has reached the final of the DFB Cup and will meet the winner of today’s match between FC Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt in Berlin on 4 July.
Leverkusen, without star striker Kai Havertz, were highly concentrated from the beginning against the Saarlanders and were leading after just 20 minutes 2-0. The two goals were scored by Moussa Diaby (11th) and Lucas Alario (17th). After that, it was all about scoring cosmetics because the Saarlanders could not harm the Leverkusen team. With just one more goal from Karim Bellarabi in the 58th minute of the game, the Champions League aspirant was ultimately gracious in his result.
For Saarbrücken, the current season ends with the cup defeat, but there is still reason to rejoice because the advance to the 3rd league is already certain.