Kaiserslautern end Saarbrucken’s German Cup run

Boris Tomiak celebrates

Third-tier side FC Saarbrucken saw their fairytale run in the German Cup come to an end as they were beaten 2-0 by FC Kaiserslautern in the semi-final.

The underdogs had upset Bayern Munich, Borussia Monchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt to make the DFB-Pokal semis.

But their hopes of reaching the final were dashed by second-half goals from Marlon Ritter and Almamy Toure.

Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen face Dusseldorf in the second semi-final on Wednesday.

It is the first time Kaiserslautern have reached the final since 2003, when they lost to Bayern Munich.


1. FC Saarbrücken

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Schreiber
  • 16Thoelke
  • 8ZeitzBooked at 62minsSubstituted forBiadaat 78′minutes
  • 29Boeder
  • 7Rizzuto
  • 33Kerber
  • 6SontheimerBooked at 35minsSubstituted forCivejaat 67′minutes
  • 19GausBooked at 50minsSubstituted forDi Michele Sanchezat 67′minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 25NaïfiSubstituted forStehleat 67′minutes
  • 10RabihicSubstituted forUaferroat 86′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9BrünkerBooked at 77mins


  • 11Biada
  • 14Uaferro
  • 15Becker
  • 17Becker
  • 20Günther-Schmidt
  • 21Di Michele Sanchez
  • 22Stehle
  • 23Civeja
  • 30Paterok

1. FC Kaiserslautern

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 32Himmelmann
  • 6TouréBooked at 77mins
  • 33Elvedi
  • 2TomiakBooked at 37mins
  • 15Puchacz
  • 8ZimmerSubstituted forRonstadtat 78′minutes
  • 26Kaloc
  • 16NiehuesBooked at 77mins
  • 11RedondoSubstituted forOpokuat 31′minutes
  • 7Ritter
  • 19HanslikSubstituted forStojilkovicat 67′minutes


  • 5Kraus
  • 17Opoku
  • 20Raschl
  • 24Simakala
  • 25Stojilkovic
  • 27Ronstadt
  • 29Tachie
  • 30Spahic
  • 40Abiama

Marco Fritz


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