Bayer Leverkusen defeated modest Saarbruecken 3-0 away on Tuesday to reach the German Cup final one month from now and put the fourth division side’s fairytale hurry to a shocking end. Two goals inside the initial 20 minutes immediately finished home expectations as top-flight Leverkusen advanced to the Berlin chief on July 4, where Wednesday’s champ will face the Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt holders.
In the eleventh moment, French flyer Moussa Diaby put Leverkusen ahead and Lucas Alario added a second eight minutes later before replacement Karim Bellarabi completed in the 58th.
Saarbruecken became the primary team from the fourth level to reach the final four of the cup, taking the scalps of two top-flight and two second-division clubs along the way however had the chances stacked ahead of Tuesday’s game against her.
It had not played for 94 days since the suspension of the German regional league and then prematurely finished because of the novel coronavirus health emergency. This was in contrast to its high-flying adversary of the Bundesliga, who continued playing a month ago and whose prevalent match wellness was clear almost from the initial whistle.
Diaby timed his run impeccably to beat the offside trap and get over the resistance at the finish of a smart forward pass, which he at that point guided from short proximity into the goal.
After a mistake in the host’s protection, Alario added a second from a tight angle.
Leverkusen, as yet challenging for another trophy in this Europa League season, proceeded with their domination and added a third goal, not long before the hour, after a series of smooth passes through Bellarabi. However, after that, it was also blameworthy of squandering several great chances, and could easily have won by a lot greater margin. Markus Mendler of Saarbruecken miscued his attempt to squander their best open door for consolation on the full-time stroke before the post.
Leverkusen, who won the German Cup in 1993 for the main time, proceeded to appear in the final in 2009 when they lost to Werder Bremen.