Now the team, managers and fans of the top division football club FC Eilenburg are dreaming of the big bang. “The last day of the amateurs is a stage where we will have such a chance only once. It will be a huge experience that we can tell our children about, ”said coach Nico Knaubel after Sachsenpokal’s surprising 1-0 semi-final victory against regional league team 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig in MDR .
On August 22 (2:45 p.m. / ARD), Eilenburg will face relegated third-division Chemnitzer FC in the final at their home at Ilburg Stadium, which won 3-0 at International Leipzig. The winner of the duel can look forward to a home game against Bundesliga club TSG Hoffenheim in the DFB Cup first main round.
Adam Fiedler became the match winner for the Knaubel team. The 27-year-old midfielder used in front of 1,000 spectators, who were approved for the game after approval by the authorities, in the 55th minute an error by the Leipzig full-back team at the underdog’s winning goal. While the team of new locomotive trainer Almedin Civa was still superior in the first lap, the Leipzigers lacked ideas and fun resources in the second half. “We were paralyzed after conceding the goal. We all wished we could reach the final. Now there is a lot of pressure on the kettle before the first game,” said suspended Leipzig midfielder Sascha Pfeffer.
After the final whistle, however, the people of Eilenburg were delighted with each other and applauded the surprise. “We can’t believe it yet. The boys should celebrate, but on Wednesday we have to get back to everyday life because the first league game is scheduled for Saturday. Then we can really wait for the final for seven days.” , Knaubel said.
The last opponent Chemnitz had no problem at Oberligist International Leipzig. Danny Breitfelder (19th), Christian Bickel (43rd) and Tobias Müller (89th / penalty) scored for the top regional league team in front of 380 spectators at the Bruno-Plache stadium. “We played a good game at 35 degrees and only gave our opponents one chance,” said Breitfelder. New head coach Daniel Berlinski from Chemnitz was also satisfied: “We were dominant from the start and I didn’t feel that at any time we had the scepter in our hands.”