Despite residue, the clear favorite ranked a passionate Union Berlin in the semi-final with 2: 1 (0: 1). On May 21, the first title of the young club history is now in the final against the SC Freiburg.
André Silva (61./foulelfmeter after video proof) and the substitute Emil Forsberg (90. + 2) shot the Bundesliga vice master in the capital after Sheraldo Becker had taken the Underdog (25th) in the first passage.
Through the third final feeder after 2019 and 2021, RB also the chance of title double. In addition to the Cup, the Saxons can also win the Europa League, where in the semifinals (April 28/5 May), the Glasgow Rangers on the way to the final of Seville (May 18).
For Union Berlin, however, the dream of Cup Triumph is bursting in the stadium of the city trival Hertha BSC. 21 years after the then third division in the final 0: 2 against Schalke 04 had lost, Union could have returned to the final.
Thus, the only title of the Köpenicker continues to be dated from 1968 when she had brought the FDGB Cup in the Finale against Carl Zeiss Jena in the GDR.
Becker refined trimms dream flank
"We need an optimal game to care for a surprise," Fischer had said before the game. But on chances, he had to wait at the beginning of an intense encounter with many two fights.
Union was expected to start the Leipzig often, with the hosts only with efforts by the ranks. Also, the guests were heavy in the game build-up.
No wonder the first opportunity of guests followed a corner. Grischa Prömel (14th) failed after crossing Christopher Trimmel with a stalked shot until RB goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi and then on the outside network.
Immediately thereafter, the 6700 Union fans started cheering their team, after watching the first 15 minutes from protest against RB.
Leipzig had problems with the ragged Köpenickern, which were especially in one-counter-one toxic. And offensively they became bolder: After storing Taiwo Awoniyi, Trimmel Zired the ball from the right on the second post, where Becker closed ice cold into the long corner.
Really dangerous, RB was only at the end of the first half. After strong combination over several stations Silva (37.) aimed only a few meters to the right of the gate.
VAR intervention brings Leipzig back into the game
After the break, Leipzig printed pressure, but the attacks were not necessarily not necessarily. Rather, Union missed the second goal, because Awoniyi (57th) slipped past the pass of Becker on the ball.
RB came back to the game, when Union Paul Jaeckel Christopher Nkunku in the penalty area by the legs brought and referee Felix Brych in the view of the video images to the point - Silva turned safely.
Leipzig pushed on the decision and was rewarded late by Forsberg's header.