German DFB Pokal

Saarbrücken vs Kaiserslautern 2023-24 German DFB Pokal, Semifinals

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  • 53': Marlon Ritter
  • 75': Almamy Touré

Kaiserslautern beat Saarbrücken to reach first German Cup final in 20 years

Kaiserslautern scored twice in the second half to earn a 2-0 victory at third-tier club Saarbrucken on Tuesday to end the hosts' dream run in the competition and reach their first German Cup final in more than 20 years.

Match Commentary

  • 31': Substitution, 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Aaron Opoku replaces Kenny Redondo because of an injury.
  • 35': Patrick Sontheimer (1. FC Saarbrücken) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 37': Boris Tomiak (1. FC Kaiserslautern) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 45': Second Half begins 1. FC Saarbrücken 0, 1. FC Kaiserslautern 0.
  • 50': Marcel Gaus (1. FC Saarbrücken) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 53': Goal! 1. FC Saarbrücken 0, 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1. Marlon Ritter (1. FC Kaiserslautern) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Almamy Touré with a cross.
  • 62': Manuel Zeitz (1. FC Saarbrücken) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 67': Substitution, 1. FC Saarbrücken. Fabio Di Michele Sanchez replaces Marcel Gaus.
  • 67': Substitution, 1. FC Saarbrücken. Simon Stehle replaces Amine Naïfi.
  • 67': Substitution, 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Filip Stojilkovic replaces Daniel Hanslik.
  • 67': Substitution, 1. FC Saarbrücken. Tim Civeja replaces Patrick Sontheimer.
  • 75': Goal! 1. FC Saarbrücken 0, 1. FC Kaiserslautern 2. Almamy Touré (1. FC Kaiserslautern) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tymoteusz Puchacz with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 77': Julian Niehues (1. FC Kaiserslautern) is shown the yellow card.
  • 77': Fabio Di Michele Sanchez (1. FC Saarbrücken) is shown the yellow card.
  • 77': Almamy Touré (1. FC Kaiserslautern) is shown the yellow card.
  • 77': Kai Brünker (1. FC Saarbrücken) is shown the yellow card.
  • 78': Substitution, 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Frank Ronstadt replaces Jean Zimmer.
  • 78': Substitution, 1. FC Saarbrücken. Julius Biada replaces Manuel Zeitz.
  • 86': Substitution, 1. FC Saarbrücken. Boné Uaferro replaces Kasim Rabihic.
  • 90'+4': Boné Uaferro (1. FC Saarbrücken) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Game Information

Competition: German DFB Pokal

Venue: Ludwigsparkstadion
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Attendance: 15,903

Statistics

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14 Fouls 19
3 Yellow Cards 6
0 Red Cards 0
1 Offsides 3
2 Corner Kicks 4
2 Saves 2
46.3 Possession 53.7
8 SHOTS 15
4 ON GOAL 2
0.5 On Target % 0.1
0 Penalty Goals 0
0 Penalty Kicks Taken 0
260 Accurate Passes 306
340 Passes 395
0.8 Pass Completion % 0.8
6 Accurate Crosses 6
15 Crosses 20
0.4 Cross % 0.3
55 Long Balls 79
24 Accurate Long Balls 50
0.4 Long Balls % 0.6
1 Blocked Shots 7
4 Effective Tackles 12
9 Tackles 14
0.4 Tackle % 0.9
6 Interceptions 6
31 Effective Clearances 18
31 Clearances 18

Line-Ups

FCS Saarbrücken (3-4-2-1)

No. Name
1 Tim Schreiber (GK)
8 Manuel Zeitz Yellow Card
29 Lukas Boeder
16 Bjarne Thoelke
6 Patrick Sontheimer Yellow Card
33 Luca Kerber
19 Marcel Gaus Yellow Card
7 Calogero Rizzuto
9 Kai Brunker Yellow Card
10 Kasim Rabihic
25 Amine Naifi

FCK Kaiserslautern (4-4-1-1)

No. Name
32 Robin Himmelmann (GK)
2 Boris Tomiak Yellow Card
33 Jan Elvedi
15 Tymoteusz Puchacz
6 Almamy Touré
16 Julian Niehues Yellow Card
26 Filip Kaloc
11 Kenny Prince Redondo
8 Jean Zimmer
19 Daniel Hanslik
7 Marlon Ritter

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