Swedish substitute Emil Forsberg put his team in Leipzig in the German Cup final for the second time in its history, by scoring the winning goal over Werder Bremen 2-1 in stoppage time in the second overtime on Friday in the semi-final.
After the two teams were unable to reach the net in the original time, Leipzig thought that he had settled his card to the second final in its history after 2019 (he lost to Bayern Munich 0-3), by leading in the 93rd minute with a goal by Korean Huang Hee-chan, who entered the last seconds of Original time.
But Bremen refused to give up and maintained its chances of reaching the first final since 2010 and the eleventh in its history, which was crowned with six titles (the last of which was in 2009), by leveling with substitute Leonardo Bettencourt in the overtime of the first extra half (1 + 105).
The result remained the same and it seemed that the penalty kicks would be the referee between the two teams, before Forsberg, who entered the 114th minute instead of the French Christopher Nkunku, succeeded in settling matters in favor of Leipzig by snatching the winning goal in the first minute of stoppage time for the second overtime after a header pass from Huan (1 + 120).
And meet Leipzig in the final winner of Saturday’s confrontation between Borussia Dortmund and Holstein Kiel of the second division, who stripped Bayern Munich of the title and eliminated it from the second round on penalties.