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About the Cup-a fairy tale of the 1. FC Saarbrücken you will tell for many years. However, just as in the semi-final against Leverkusen millions watched, it end

Saarbrücken: Desolate end of a football fairy tale | More sports

About the Cup-a fairy tale of the 1. FC Saarbrücken you will tell for many years. However, just as in the semi-final against Leverkusen millions watched, it ended strangely unemotional. What was the performance of both Teams. But also a lot on the circumstances.

Völklingen (dpa) - No Chance, no tension, no mood: The unique and highly emotional football-tale of the 1. FC Saarbrücken has found a unworthy dreary end.

Without match practice for three months, and without viewers, the fourth-tier, when 0:3 (0:2) against Champions League contenders Bayer Leverkusen in the first semi-final of the DFB-Pokal just a sparring partner. The Völklinger Hermann-Neuberger-Stadion, which had witnessed in the quarter-final against Fortuna Düsseldorf even in its foundations quaked and a memorable Cup night, saw this time from the 17. Minute a workout felt game on a district sports facility.

As the team after the game in the quarantine Hotel, where they met, he felt "a sense of Pride at what we have Achieved," said coach Luke Kwasniok of the dpa: "And that is good and right." Nevertheless, dejection was palpable. "Of course, one mourns a unique opportunity."

Shortly after the final whistle, the coach had caused quite a stir when he discussions about his defensive 5-5-0 System at ARD-MIC as a "spiritual thin whistle", to be referred to. With the journalists, he said. "I seized on the Morning directly to the listener, to tell Thomas Braml, I didn't mean it absolutely, personally," said Kwasniok.

the Content he corrected his statement. "I'm always of the things that I say," said the 38-Year-old: "The statement was generally applied to people in Corona have no idea, but always have a say. We have 94 days thoughts on how we can have a completely overpowering opponents in the first half hour for the first time from the own goal to keep. And suddenly I had the feeling that I'm the culprit that we are eliminated as the fourth League in the semi-final against Leverkusen."

in the face of the game was clear, "no match plan, the world would have worked against these very focused Leverkusen team." Overall, it had been "a fantastic journey" through the Cup so Kwasniok. And eventually, all the pride would be Achieved. "But that will probably come only when we have our women and children in the Arm."

What to deduct Kwasniok high: He sought no excuses. Although they were not all of Europe. For some, this Cup semi-final was due to the circumstances, a Farce. Finally, the FCS did not have to survive just like all of the hosts at the Moment without its audience. But had the missing games is apparently also an athletic disadvantage against the three classes of higher game, and full in the juice of the Leverkusen. Your duty task, but also serious, focused, and professionally solved.

So the memory remains of a unique trophy-a fairy tale. As the first semi-finalist from the fourth League. With four Surprises and sensations against First and second division. "Head up @ersterfcs!", tweeted Prime Minister Tobias Hans: "you have played a DFB Cup competition and the Saarland nationwide in an outstanding way!" His predecessor, CDU Boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, retweete the and wrote: "Since we are in agreement. Thank you for this great Cup competition!"

By the FC with additional revenue of six million euros in the 3. League goes. There you can get involved, according to the Saarland living Manager-icon Reiner Calmund "in the top group". And they won on Tuesday night, the feeling that less will not give the coach also satisfied with it.

Updated Date: 13 June 2020, 14:34

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