No hero role for Flekken: Leipzig wins DFB Pokal after penalty kicks

RB Leipzig won the DFB Pokal at the expense of SC Freiburg. Despite two red cards for Die Roten Bullen, penalties had to tell who could take the cup home. Mark Flekken was unable to distinguish himself and did not turn a penalty, while Freiburg missed two.
Freiburg opened fiercely and was given a number of opportunities to take the lead in the first twenty minutes. One of those opportunities gave the number six of the last Bundesliga season the lead. Maximilian Eggestein shot from the edge sixteen in control. Although the hit seemed to be rejected for hands, the arbitrator and VAR on duty saw no reason to do so.

FREIBURG AHEAD ๐Ÿ’ฅ For a moment the goal seemed to be frowned upon because of hands, but Eggesteins goal remains: 1-0 โšฝ๏ธ #ZiggoSport #DFBPokal #SCFRBL pic.twitter.com/cFokzHzZo6
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Leipzig got better in the match after the opening goal, but had to collect a red card for Marcel Halstenberg at the hour. Freiburg seemed to be heading for the win, although Leipzig star player Christopher Nkunku thought otherwise. Ten minutes before time, he signed for the equalizer, which meant that extension would tell who would run off with the cup.

LEIPZIG EQUALS ๐Ÿ˜จ With one less man, Leipzig returns to the game via a goal of Nkunku: 1-1 ๐Ÿ’ฅ #ZiggoSport #DFBPokal #SCFRBL pic.twitter.com/2gXckHFK2U
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Also, the extra time, despite another red card for Leipzig, was not enough to determine a winner, leading it to penalties. Leipzig took better than Freiburg.

LEIPZIG TAKES THE CUP ๐Ÿ† After Freiburgs second missed penalty, its over โŒโŒ Leipzig wins the DFB Pokal despite playing with a man less from the 57th minute ๐Ÿ‘ #ZiggoSport #DFBPokal #SCFRBL pic.twitter.com/MrjG9JY44T
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