Here you can see the semi-final between HSV and SC Freiburg
HSV has home advantage in the semi-finals of the DFB Cup, but is an outsider against SC Freiburg. The stadium is sold out, the fans believe in the surprise. Good news for fans at home: The game will be broadcast freely.
The only second division team, the only cup winner – Hamburger SV is the biggest outsider in the semi-finals of the DFB Cup and can still boast the most successes. On Tuesday, the sixth in the 2nd Bundesliga awaits SC Freiburg, who are fifth in the Bundesliga and want to make it into their first final, at the Volksparkstadion. Kick-off is at 8:45 p.m
The game will be broadcast on TV and live stream free of charge in the ARD (here you get to the stream) and the pay channel Sky
The favorites in Hamburg are the Breisgauer, who are on their way to a place in the Champions League in the championship. “One is the paper form, the other is the truth on the pitch,” said HSV coach Tim Walter on Monday. He thinks a surprise is quite possible. His colleague Christian Streich announced: “We are going to Hamburg with humility. We want to make this dream, which we have fought hard for so far, possible.”
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The teams are supported by 57,000 spectators in a sold-out arena, including 6,000 Freiburg fans. The stadium in the Hanseatic city was last full more than two years ago. “For me, this is the first time that I’ve experienced this,” said HSV captain Sebastian Schonlau. So does most of the team.
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The hosts want to compensate their supporters for the nearly failed promotion to the Bundesliga with a final in the cup. “We want to show that we’re on the right track,” said coach Walter, assuring that he and his team were “keen on the game”.
Freiburg is a favourite, but has respect for HSV. “The stadium will be like a wall behind HSV. The hut will burn,” predicted Streich.
“I really hope we are mentally strong and play our game with the security and strength that we have.”
Freiburg Midfielder Maximilian Eggestein explained:
“They are probably no longer interested in the league. Only the cup remains. The danger is that they are unpredictable.”
Leverkusen versus Leipzig
RB Leipzig has an important success against direct competitors in the race for a place in the Champions League Bayer Leverkusen posted. By the 1:0 (0:0) at the end of the 30th Bundesliga matchday, Leipzig moved up to third place on Sunday with 54 points, two points ahead of Leverkusen. Another point behind is SC Freiburg in fifth place. Scored three days after reaching the semi-finals of the Europa League Dominik Szoboszlai in the 69th minute the winning goal for the guests from Leipzig. The Saxons will play 1. FC Union Berlin in the DFB Cup semifinals on Wednesday.
HSV has won the DFB Cup three times in its club history. This makes him the only club from the semi-final quartet to win this trophy. However, the last success was 35 years ago. The former European Cup, now the Champions League, has been waiting for a competition to win since 1987. “The sensation is possible,” said HSV striker Robert Glatzel. Freiburg should feel it.