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Werder Bremen 1-2 RB Leipzig: Emil Forsberg scores extra-time winner in German Cup semi-final

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NagelsmannLeipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann will leave the club for Bayern Munic at the end of the season

Substitute Emil Forsberg scored a dramatic late extra-time winner against Werder Bremen in to send RB Leipzig through to the German Cup final.

Forsberg's 121st-minute volley gave Leipzig the 2-1 win after both teams had failed to score in normal time.

Hwang Hee-chan put Leipzig ahead after 93 minutes before Bremen levelled through Leonardo Bittencourt at the end of the first period of extra time.

Borussia Dortmund host second-tier side Holstein Kiel in the other semi-final.

The victory means Leipzig and manager Julian Nagelsmann have a chance to play for their first major trophy before the German joins Bayern Munich on a five-year contract at the end of this season.

American and current Red Bull Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch will replace Nagelsmann at Leipzig.

The German Cup final is set to take place on Thursday, 13 May.

Line-upsMatch Stats


Werder Bremen

Formation 4-3-3

1Pavlenka23Gebre Selassie13Veljkovic18Moisander5Augustinsson34Mbom36Groß35Eggestein19Sargent9Selke11Füllkrug1Pavlenka23Gebre Selassie13Veljkovic18Moisander5Augustinsson34MbomSubstituted forBittencourtat 73'minutes36GroßSubstituted forBargfredeat 119'minutes35Eggestein19Sargent9SelkeSubstituted forMöhwaldat 96'minutes11FüllkrugSubstituted forOsakoat 66'minutes



RB Leipzig

Formation 3-1-4-2

1Gulácsi5Upamecano6Konaté4Orban44Kampl22Mukiele8Haidara7Sabitzer3Angelino19Sørloth25Olmo1GulácsiBooked at 101mins5Upamecano6Konaté4Orban44KamplBooked at 99mins22Mukiele8HaidaraBooked at 35minsSubstituted forNkunkuat 45'minutesSubstituted forForsbergat 114'minutes7SabitzerSubstituted forPoulsenat 74'minutes3AngelinoSubstituted forHenrichsat 101'minutes19SørlothSubstituted forHwang Hee-Chanat 90'minutes25Olmo


9Poulsen10Forsberg11Hwang Hee-Chan14Adams16Klostermann18Nkunku27Laimer33Martínez39HenrichsReferee:Manuel Gräfe

Match Stats

Home TeamWerder BremenAway TeamRB LeipzigPossessionHome34%Away66%ShotsHome12Away28Shots on TargetHome3Away7CornersHome5Away9FoulsHome23Away21


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