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Freiburg - RB Leipzig

Germany: DFB Pokal
Freiburg M. Eggestein (19)
Olympiastadion BerlinFull time[2-4]1-1
RB Leipzig M. Halstenberg (57), C. Nkunku (76)

Mintzlaff reacts to RB Leipzig's "crazy" DFB-Pokal triumph

By Rune Gjerulff

"It takes a little while for that to sink in," RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff said after Saturday's DFB-Pokal final win over Freiburg.

Oliver Mintzlaff.
Oliver Mintzlaff.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has reacted to the club's DFB-Pokal final penalty shootout win over SC Freiburg.

'Die Roten Bullen' were 0-1 down at the break, and things went from bad to worse for them, when Marcel Halstenberg was sent off just shy of the hour mark.

But despite being reduced to 10 men, Leipzig found the equaliser through Christopher Nkunku and eventually emerged victorious after extra-time and penalties.

"It's crazy. We played with ten men for 60 minutes. We started the game badly and needed to show another side to ourselves in the second half. It’s amazing that everything came together in the end. This is our first major trophy," said club CEO Oliver Mintzlaff.

"It takes a little while for that to sink in. We have to stop and look at what we have achieved in the last 13 years and in the six years in the Bundesliga. It’s fantastic. We’re really going to celebrate this one! It is a historic evening for us."

26M. Flekken
17L. Kübler ↪86
5M. Gulde ↪106
3P. Lienhart
4N. Schlotterbeck
30C. Günter (C)
8M. Eggestein ↪86
27N. Höfler
32V. Grifo
9L. Höler ↪79
22R. Sallai ↪79
1B. Uphoff
11E. Demirović ↩79
18N. Petersen ↩79
33N. Weißhaupt
25K. Sildillia
31K. Schlotterbeck ↩106
7J. Schmid ↩86
19J. Haberer ↩86
29J. Woo-Yeong
RB Leipzig
1P. Gulácsi (C)
2M. Simakan ↪113
4W. Orban
23M. Halstenberg
16L. Klostermann
27K. Laimer ↪99
44K. Kampl ↪69
39B. Henrichs
10E. Forsberg ↪61
18C. Nkunku
33A. Silva ↪61
31J. Martínez
9Y. Poulsen
22N. Mukiele ↩61
32J. Gvardiol ↩113
8A. Haidara
14T. Adams ↩99
17D. Szoboszlai ↩61
25Daniel Olmo ↩69

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