German DFB Pokal

Saarbrücken vs Kaiserslautern, 2023-24 German DFB Pokal, Semifinals

· German DFB Pokal
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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

  • 0': Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
  • 0': First Half begins.
  • 3': Attempt saved. Kai Brünker (1. FC Saarbrücken) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcel Gaus.
  • 4': Amine Naïfi (1. FC Saarbrücken) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 4': Foul by Marlon Ritter (1. FC Kaiserslautern).
  • 8': Daniel Hanslik (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 8': Foul by Manuel Zeitz (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 11': Offside, 1. FC Saarbrücken. Amine Naïfi is caught offside.
  • 14': Foul by Almamy Touré (1. FC Kaiserslautern).
  • 14': Marcel Gaus (1. FC Saarbrücken) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 17': Boris Tomiak (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 17': Foul by Amine Naïfi (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 19': Daniel Hanslik (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 19': Foul by Patrick Sontheimer (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 20': Hand ball by Jan Elvedi (1. FC Kaiserslautern).
  • 21': Offside, 1. FC Saarbrücken. Kasim Rabihic is caught offside.
  • 22': Foul by Bjarne Thoelke (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 22': Kenny Redondo (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 28': Attempt missed. Amine Naïfi (1. FC Saarbrücken) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
  • 28': Daniel Hanslik (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 28': Foul by Bjarne Thoelke (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 30': Corner, 1. FC Saarbrücken. Conceded by Almamy Touré.
  • 31': Delay in match because of an injury Kenny Redondo (1. FC Kaiserslautern).
  • 31': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 31': Substitution, 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Aaron Opoku replaces Kenny Redondo because of an injury.
  • 32': Attempt missed. Bjarne Thoelke (1. FC Saarbrücken) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marcel Gaus with a cross following a corner.
  • 33': Calogero Rizzuto (1. FC Saarbrücken) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 33': Foul by Aaron Opoku (1. FC Kaiserslautern).
  • 35': Foul by Patrick Sontheimer (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 35': Marlon Ritter (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 35': Patrick Sontheimer (1. FC Saarbrücken) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 36': Attempt saved. Amine Naïfi (1. FC Saarbrücken) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 37': Foul by Boris Tomiak (1. FC Kaiserslautern).
  • 37': Luca Kerber (1. FC Saarbrücken) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37': Boris Tomiak (1. FC Kaiserslautern) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 39': Foul by Jan Elvedi (1. FC Kaiserslautern).
  • 39': Kai Brünker (1. FC Saarbrücken) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 40': Corner, 1. FC Saarbrücken. Conceded by Daniel Hanslik.
  • 41': Attempt blocked. Bjarne Thoelke (1. FC Saarbrücken) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kasim Rabihic with a cross.
  • 41': Foul by Almamy Touré (1. FC Kaiserslautern).
  • 41': Kai Brünker (1. FC Saarbrücken) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 42': Attempt missed. Kai Brünker (1. FC Saarbrücken) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marcel Gaus with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 45': Attempt blocked. Bjarne Thoelke (1. FC Saarbrücken) header from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 45': Attempt blocked. Kasim Rabihic (1. FC Saarbrücken) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 45': Foul by Luca Kerber (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 45': Tymoteusz Puchacz (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+2': First Half ends, 1. FC Saarbrücken 0, 1. FC Kaiserslautern 0.
  • 45': Second Half begins 1. FC Saarbrücken 0, 1. FC Kaiserslautern 0.
  • 46': Foul by Daniel Hanslik (1. FC Kaiserslautern).
  • 46': Manuel Zeitz (1. FC Saarbrücken) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 48': Attempt saved. Filip Kaloc (1. FC Kaiserslautern) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jean Zimmer.
  • 49': Corner, 1. FC Saarbrücken. Conceded by Daniel Hanslik.
  • 50': Foul by Marcel Gaus (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 50': Marlon Ritter (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50': Marcel Gaus (1. FC Saarbrücken) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 51': Foul by Jan Elvedi (1. FC Kaiserslautern).
  • 51': Kai Brünker (1. FC Saarbrücken) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 52': Attempt blocked. Patrick Sontheimer (1. FC Saarbrücken) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 52': Attempt blocked. Aaron Opoku (1. FC Kaiserslautern) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marlon Ritter with a cross.
  • 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.
  • 56': Daniel Hanslik (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 56': Foul by Manuel Zeitz (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 56': Attempt missed. Jean Zimmer (1. FC Kaiserslautern) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Marlon Ritter following a set piece situation.
  • 56': Attempt missed. Filip Kaloc (1. FC Kaiserslautern) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.
  • 57': Offside, 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Daniel Hanslik is caught offside.
  • 58': Attempt blocked. Kasim Rabihic (1. FC Saarbrücken) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luca Kerber.
  • 59': Attempt blocked. Manuel Zeitz (1. FC Saarbrücken) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kai Brünker.
  • 59': Foul by Filip Kaloc (1. FC Kaiserslautern).
  • 59': Kasim Rabihic (1. FC Saarbrücken) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 62': Aaron Opoku (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 62': Foul by Manuel Zeitz (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 62': Manuel Zeitz (1. FC Saarbrücken) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 63': Delay in match because of an injury Aaron Opoku (1. FC Kaiserslautern).
  • 64': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 66': Daniel Hanslik (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66': Foul by Lukas Boeder (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 67': Foul by Amine Naïfi (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 67': Tymoteusz Puchacz (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 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.
  • 68': Fabio Di Michele Sanchez (1. FC Saarbrücken) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 68': Foul by Jan Elvedi (1. FC Kaiserslautern).
  • 69': Boris Tomiak (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 69': Foul by Simon Stehle (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 72': Attempt missed. Aaron Opoku (1. FC Kaiserslautern) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Marlon Ritter with a cross.
  • 72': Delay in match because of an injury Jean Zimmer (1. FC Kaiserslautern).
  • 73': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 74': Foul by Calogero Rizzuto (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 74': Julian Niehues (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 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.
  • 76': Foul by Kai Brünker (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 76': Jan Elvedi (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 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.
  • 80': Attempt missed. Kai Brünker (1. FC Saarbrücken) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Calogero Rizzuto.
  • 81': Corner, 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Conceded by Bjarne Thoelke.
  • 82': Attempt saved. Filip Stojilkovic (1. FC Kaiserslautern) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Boris Tomiak.
  • 82': Corner, 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Conceded by Tim Schreiber.
  • 84': Foul by Frank Ronstadt (1. FC Kaiserslautern).
  • 84': Lukas Boeder (1. FC Saarbrücken) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85': Attempt blocked. Kasim Rabihic (1. FC Saarbrücken) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tim Civeja.
  • 85': Corner, 1. FC Saarbrücken. Conceded by Almamy Touré.
  • 85': Hand ball by Julius Biada (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 86': Substitution, 1. FC Saarbrücken. Boné Uaferro replaces Kasim Rabihic.
  • 86': Delay in match (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 86': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 88': Foul by Filip Kaloc (1. FC Kaiserslautern).
  • 88': Simon Stehle (1. FC Saarbrücken) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 88': Foul by Aaron Opoku (1. FC Kaiserslautern).
  • 88': Tim Civeja (1. FC Saarbrücken) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 89': Attempt missed. Simon Stehle (1. FC Saarbrücken) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bjarne Thoelke with a headed pass following a set piece situation.
  • 90': Offside, 1. FC Saarbrücken. Kai Brünker is caught offside.
  • 90'+1': Delay in match (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 90'+1': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 90'+1': Attempt missed. Julius Biada (1. FC Saarbrücken) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kai Brünker.
  • 90'+3': Boris Tomiak (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+3': Foul by Simon Stehle (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 90'+3': Aaron Opoku (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+3': Foul by Luca Kerber (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 90'+4': Foul by Boné Uaferro (1. FC Saarbrücken).
  • 90'+4': Tymoteusz Puchacz (1. FC Kaiserslautern) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+4': Boné Uaferro (1. FC Saarbrücken) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+5': Second Half ends, 1. FC Saarbrücken 0, 1. FC Kaiserslautern 2.
  • 0': Match ends, 1. FC Saarbrücken 0, 1. FC Kaiserslautern 2.

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

Game Information

Competition: German DFB Pokal

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

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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