Germany’s record cup-winners – 1. FFC Frankfurt have nine trophies to their name – are looking to reach their 14th DFB Cup final in their first season under the Eintracht banner. The last cup triumph dates back to 2014, when Frankfurt defeated SGS Essen 3-0. This time around, they face SC Freiburg in the semi-final at the Stadion am Brentanobad on Easter Saturday, 3 April (kick-off: 13:00 CEST).
You can feel the huge excitement within the team.Head coach Niko Arnautis
“You can feel the huge excitement within the team. We want to carry on the successful cup history of FFC in our first year as part of the Eagles,” said Eintracht coach Niko Arnautis. “I’m expecting an open and exciting match, and it could come down to who plays better on the day. We want to go on the attack, but we need to keep a clear head and maintain our shape and our concentration.”
Shekiera Martinez is fit again, and after her substitute appearance against MSV Duisburg, she will be an option for Arnautis. Unfortunately, five players will definitely miss out on this highlight of the season: Verena Aschauer and Saskia Matheis are both building up their fitness after injury, Bryane Heaberlin is suffering from concussion, while Géraldine Reuteler – who went under the knife on Wednesday – and Lea Schneider are both out with cruciate ligament tears.