MENÜ

Semi-final time! 2-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg!

Yussuf Poulsen (63') and Hee-chan Hwang (88') fire RB Leipzig to the last four | Wolfsburg miss penalty early on | Draw to take place on Sunday | Ties to be played 1st and 2nd May

RB Leipzig overcame VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 to book their place in the final four of the DFB-Pokal for the second time in the last three seasons.

It was an exciting and intense game that had big chances at both ends. RBL were the more dangerous side in the second half and went ahead through Yussuf Poulsen (63’) after some great work from Alexander Sørloth. Hee-chan Hwang doubled the lead late on (88’).
 
The draw for the semi-finals will take place on Sunday at 18:30 CET, with the ties being played on 1st and 2nd May.

Statistics

Lineups

Highlights

Image
12th minute: RB Leipzig make a good start and bring tempo to the attack. The first big chance falls to Christopher Nkunku. Dani Olmo crosses to the far post and Nkunku’s header is saved sensationally by VfL goalkeeper Koen Casteels.
Image
18th minute: Next chance, Leipzig again, header again! Yussuf Poulsen flicks the ball on to Nkunku, who loops it to Kluivert at the back post. Justin heads down to the ground but it isn’t strong enough to beat Casteels.
Image
26th minute: Penalty to Wolfsburg! Nkunku and Kevin Mbabu go for the loose ball and the VfL man gets there before Christo. Wout Weghorst steps up, but slips at the vital moment and puts his spot-kick high over the bar.
Image
32nd minute: Kluivert finishes off a great counter attack from Klostermann and Nkunku. However, the goal will not count as Nkunku was adjudged to be offside.
Image
32nd minute: Kluivert finishes off a great counter attack from Klostermann and Nkunku. However, the goal will not count as Nkunku was adjudged to be offside.
Image
39th minute: Wolfsburg come into the game a little more and Gulácsi has to show his quality to deny Xaver Schlager from 20 metres, before saving Weghorst’s rebound.
Image
52nd minute: Third big chance for RBL! Nkunku with a great ball for Poulsen, and Casteels saves with his foot. The next chance falls to Nkunku, but Mbabu is able to block.
Image
63rd minute: GOOOAALL FOR RBL: Finally a lead! Substitute Alexander Sørloth with some strong link up play with Yussuf Poulsen with a double one-two. Yussi beats off Schlager before finishing past Casteels.
Image
82nd minute: The visitors increase the pressure, but Leipzig remain secure at the back. The next chance in attack comes from Sørloth, who gets on the end of a Forsberg cross, but can’t find the target.
Image
88th minute: GOOOOAAAALLL FOR RBL: Sørloth causing problems again! Alex gets past Brooks and reaches the byline before crossing to Forsberg...
Image
Our number 10 is denies by Casteels, but Hee-chan Hwang is there to finish into the back of the net.

We are Leipzig!

related articles

×