Extra time, last minute play
After Bochum-Patzer Stretch’s cup dream comes true

The exciting quarter-finals of the DFB Cup between the two Bundesliga clubs, Freiburg and Bochum, have long been seen as penalties. But in the last minute of extra time, Christian Stretch’s team stabbed the cold – after VfL’s bitter mistake.

In the Bundesliga for the Champions League, just one step away from the final in Berlin in the trophy: In his eleventh year as head coach of SC Freiburg, Christian Streich is heading towards his biggest conspiracy. The fifth-placed team won the quarterfinals 2-1 (0-0) after extra time in the newly promoted VfL Bochum and advanced to the last four for the second time in the club’s history.

Roland Salloy (120th) scored a decisive goal in the last minute to push Freiburg into the semifinals. In the regular season, former national player Nils Peterson (51st) was already leading the club, having lost just one of its last seven matches. Substitute Sebastian Boulder (64th) equalized. In the presence of 10,000 spectators returning from the Bundesliga, Bochum shattered their dream of a second World Cup final after 1988: after victories against FC Augsburg and FSV Mainz 05, it ended against a third Bundesliga team.

“We want to take this opportunity to continue writing history,” VfL coach Thomas Reese said before starting Sky. When Bochum finally reached the semifinals, the coach was still a young player in his hometown of Wertheim. Streech, on the other hand, had already been in the last four with SC – the first full season he was head coach in 2012/13. Has already won the DFP Cup three times – with the Freiburg A-Juniors.

Both coaches saw a brisk start in which the hosts got their first big chance: Gerid Holdman missed a goal with a header (5th). At first, Freiburg could not cope with the aggression of the Pocham and could not show their class.

VfL only threatened Freiburg keeper Mark Flecken’s goal before the break with Holdman’s (45 ‘) shot. The Guests also won once: after a mistake by Armel Bella Godzilla, Peterson made a quick shot and missed the spot (38 ‘). At the stop, after hitting Philippe Leonhardt (45 ‘+ 1’), Bochum did not see the red card that signed Jurgen Locadia in the winter.

After turning the pages, Freiburg excelled in the game. Bochum goalkeeper Manuel Riemann was able to snatch a shot from the strong Kevin Shade, but in front of Peterson’s feet, gave the audience the lead. Boulder went to the model Elvis Rexpackage Cross to equalize. In extra time, everything pointed to penalties when Sallay took advantage of a mistake made by Maxim Leach.

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