At 1 a.m. on December 7, Beijing time, the third round of the 2023-24 German Cup continues to compete. The third-level team (Deutsche Third Division) Saarbrücken plays at home against the Bundesliga team Eintracht Frankfurt. In this campaign, Saarbrücken, playing at home, was upset. Saarbrücken defeated Frankfurt 2-0 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the German Cup.
In this campaign, in the 20th minute of the game, Saarbrücken took a corner kick into the penalty area and Brunkel scored with a header. However, VAR prompted that before Brunkel scored, his teammate Amin Naifei pushed him. The foul came first, so Brunkel’s goal was invalid. In the 38th minute, the visiting team Frankfurt received its first shot. Nkunku tried a long shot from outside the penalty area and was confiscated by Saarbrücken goalkeeper Schreiber.
In the first half of the game, the two sides ended in a goalless draw, 0-0. Changing sides and fighting again, in the 60th minute, Buta completed a shot in the penalty area and the ball hit the door frame. Frankfurt missed the opportunity to score. In the 64th minute, Amin Naifei passed the ball to Brunker. Brunker fired a shot from the penalty area and scored. Saarbrücken led Frankfurt 1-0.
In the 78th minute, Brunker assisted Luca Kerber to score and expand the score, Saarbrücken 2-0 Frankfurt. In the 82nd minute, Frankfurt player Futkoi received a red card for a malicious foul. In the end, ten-man Frankfurt lost to Saarbrücken 0-2. Frankfurt, the runner-up of last season’s German Cup, was eliminated and missed the chance to advance to this season’s German Cup. Quarterfinals.
After Saarbrücken won, they advanced to the quarterfinals. Although Saarbrücken’s performance in the German Bundesliga this season is very average (ranked 11th), they continue to create surprises and upsets in the German Cup! You know, before Saarbrücken defeated Frankfurt, Saarbrücken defeated Bundesliga hegemon Bayern 2-1 in the second round of the German Cup, causing a big upset!
Now, Saarbrücken once again defeated Bundesliga team Eintracht Frankfurt in an upset. Saarbrücken, who acted as the dark horse of the German Cup, reached the quarterfinals of the German Cup. Saarbrücken will face another opponent in the 1/8 finals of the German Cup. It is worth looking forward to whether the Bundesliga team Borussia Monchengladbach and Saarbrücken can create an upset again.