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Recap: Extra Time Goal from Forsberg Lifts Leipzig to DFB Pokal Final

It took extra time but RB Leipzig advanced to the German Cup final with a stoppage-time goal from Emil Forsberg. The goal came after a goal-filled extra 30 minutes that saw Leipzig gain the lead, lose it and then advance to their second German Cup final in team history. Breman spent much of the game packing numbers in the defense and waiting for their chances on the counter. Leipzig, to their credit, moved the ball well and created chances but found that they lacked the killer instinct in the final third that has seen them win only two of their last five games. Half time substitutions did little to break the regulation tie but did wear down the Breman defense. The game's best chance came late in the second half when Christopher Nkunku rattled the post with a headed effort. Players grabbed their heads in disbelief as the scoreless draw dragged on. However, it was apparent that Breman was losing the defensive hold that appeared air-tight to Leipzig's efforts. The breakthrough cam