Leipzig defeated the Eagles with two late goals to win the DFB-Pokal.
RB Leipzig defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 in the DFB-Pokal final. Die Roten Bullen claimed the trophy for the second year in a row.
The cup stays in Leipzig!
Eintracht started their last match under Oliver Glasner by pushing for an early opener. However, Leipzig managed to hold on to their defensive integrity.
Both sides became more cautious with their attacks as the first period went on, hoping to avoid conceding the opener. However, things changed as soon as the second half started.
Randal Kolo Muani missed a fantastic side to put his side ahead in the 64th minute. Eintracht were slowly increasing the pressure on Leipzig’s backline when their opponents surprised them with the opening goal.
Christopher Nkunku latched onto the ball inside the box before sending a deflected shot past Kevin Trapp. The 71st-minute goal forced Eintracht to go all-in with their attacks, hoping to snatch a late equalizer.
But Leipzig killed off the game by doubling their lead in the 81st minute. Nkunku completed his fantastic performance by setting up Dominik Szoboszlai for the second goal.
Similar to the last season’s DFB-Pokal final, Nkunku was on the scoreline as Leipzig won the trophy. The French forward will leave the Bundesliga side for Chelsea in the upcoming days.