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Peter Bosz highlights importance of early goals as Leverkusen cruise to the DFB-pokal final

By Henrik Petersen

"If you score two goals within 30 minutes in a such a game, it's really important," Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz said after Tuesday's DFB-Pokal semi-final win over Saarbrücken.

Peter Bosz.
Peter Bosz.Photo: Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz believes it was important that his side scored two early goals in Tuesday's 3-0 win over fourth-tier side Saarbrücken in the DFB-Pokal semi-final.


Moussa Diaby and Lucas Alario scored in the beginning of the game before Karim Bellarabi added a third goal just short of the hour mark as Leverkusen booked their place in the final.

"If you play against a fourth-division club, everybody expects you to win. In the end, that's what we did. I think we were serious and played well from the beginning. If you score two goals within 30 minutes in a such a game, it's really important. I think the boys did well," Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz said in a post-match interview.

Bayern München and Eintracht Frankfurt lock horns in the other semi-final on Wednesday.


Saarbrücken
(5-4-1)
1Daniel Batz
17Fanol Përdedaj ↩68
4Christopher Schorch ↩87
8Manuel Zeitz (C)
14Boné Uaferro
16Anthony Barylla
25Tobias Jänicke ↩46
5Steven Zellner
24Sebastian Jacob ↩78
23Mario Müller ↩68
7Timm Golley
Bench
36Ramon Castellucci
9José Pierre Vunguidica
21Gillian Jurcher
30Fabian Eisele ↪78
27Jayson Breitenbach ↪68
28Nino Miotke
6Rasim Bulic ↪87
11Markus Mendler ↪68
19Kianz González-Froese ↪46
Leverkusen
(4-2-3-1)
1Lukáš Hradecky
23Mitchell Weiser
5Sven Bender ↩62
12Edmond Tapsoba ↩46
18Wendell
20Charles Aránguiz (C) ↩70
10Kerem Demirbay
27Florian Wirtz
7Paulinho
19Moussa Diaby ↩62
13Lucas Alario
Bench
28Ramazan Özcan
31Kevin Volland ↪62
4Jonathan Tah ↪46
6Aleksandar Dragović ↪62
11Nadiem Amiri
15Julian Baumgartlinger
25Exequiel Palacios ↪70
30Adrian Stanilewicz
38Karim Bellarabi ↪46

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