The semi-final against Freiburg was a hard-fought, tight and gripping affair, which ended in a deserved victory for the Eagles. The record DFB Cup winners are now in the final for the first time in seven years.
Niko Arnautis’ side began the game on the front foot but fell behind in the 14th minute when Marie Müller gave Freiburg the lead on the counter. Laura Freigang came close to equalising in the 23rd minute, her shot hitting the crossbar.
Frankfurt increased the pressure after the break and were rewarded for their endeavour. Barbara Dunst made it 1-1 from a corner just two minutes into the second half, before Camilla Küver scored the deserved winning goal for Eintracht with a superb strike in the 63rd minute.
Eintracht will face VfL Wolfsburg in the final in Cologne on 30 May 2021.
SGE coach Niko Arnautis: “We were rewarded for a committed performance today. You saw how much we wanted to get into the final. For many of us it’s a first final but for those of us who have been to Cologne before, we know what we can look forward to.”
Eintracht captain Tanja Pawollek: “I can’t quite put into words how proud I am now. Our performance out there was fantastic. We’re incredibly excited about the final – anything is possible.”
Frohms - Santos (67' Hechler), Kleinherne, Kirchberger, Küver - Nüsken, Pawollek - Feiersinger, Freigang, Dunst (89' Mauron) - Prasnikar (90' Störzel).
Nuding - Karl, Vojteková, Stegemann, Knaak - Kayikci (60' Fellhauer), Minge, Starke - Müller, Steuerwald, Memeti (78' Buser).
0-1 Müller (14')
1-1 Prasnikar (47')
2-1 Küver (63')