Leipzig were beaten 3-1 by Hamburg on Saturday to secure a place in the final of the German Cup in which they will find the winner of the match between Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich.
Danish striker Yussuf Poulsen put the visiting side – who did not feature the Portuguese international Bruma – into the lead after 12 minutes, scoring a header after a corner kick.
Hamburg, one of Germany's top footballers and this season's second division championship, drew at 24 thanks to an individual initiative by Bakery Jatta, Gambian player who recovered the ball in the opponent's midfield and after to get close to the area, but still far from the goal of Peter Gulacsi, gave a shot to the angle, which gave the 1-1.
Already in the second half, a self-goal by Swiss defender Vasilije Janjicic (53 minutes) again gave Leipzig a second-half lead, which saw them triumph at 72 on a powerful low shot by Swedish striker Emil Forsberg.
Now Leipzig await the outcome of the other semi-final between Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich on Wednesday to see who will be their final opponents.