Eintracht Frankfurt ensured, on Tuesday afternoon, the qualification for the quarter-finals of the German Cup, following the 3-1 triumph achieved in the match against RB Leipzig. Andre Silva from the penalty spot and Filip Kostic scored the goals for the home side. Dani Olmo scored the only goal for the visitors.

It was Leipzig who started with all the power. They were very offensive and were creating chances. However, it was Frankfurt who scored the first goal. At the 17th minute, Frankfurt was awarded a penalty, which Portuguese Andre Silva stepped up to break the deadlock, sending the ball into the net and past goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo.

Being ahead in the scoring, Frankfurt didn’t slow down. Leipzig, on the other hand, without their main scorer Timo Werner – who was on the bench – weren’t attacking that much.

In the second half, the home side doubled their lead still in the first minutes. At the 51st, Kostic scored his first goal of the night with an assist from Sebastian Rode.

Losing by two goals, manager Julian Nagelsmann finally brought in Werner, at the 61st minute. And even though he didn’t score, the visitors found a goal 7 minutes later with Olmo.

Unfortunately, for Leipzig, the goal wasn’t enough. They even tried to score the second and lost a few chances, with Olmo stopping on goalkeeper Kevin Trapp on more than one occasion.

With 5 minutes of injury time, it was Eintracht Frankfurt who scored another goal, guaranteeing their place on the quarter-finals of the German Cup. At 90+4, Goncalo Paciencia sent a headed pass to Kostic, who shot from the left to the bottom right corner. 3-2 Frankfurt.

The Adler will now wait for the draw to see who they will face in the next round. Before that, both teams focus on the Bundesliga. Frankfurt will welcome Augsburg on Friday, while Leipzig will have a difficult match against Bayern in Munich on Sunday.

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